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O u t l a w W o m a n:
A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975
by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
340pp
2002
ISBN: 0-87286-390-5
Format: Trade paperback original
Price: $17.95

 

 
   
Outlaw Woman

"Where were you when Che Guevara was murdered in Bolivia in October 1967? When Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol? When Angela Davis was on trial for murder, and acquitted? Vividly Roxanne remembers where she was when these events and a great deal more occurred: She remembers and was involved with most of the germinal struggles of the sixties, including founding the women's liberation movement from a key position in Boston, so that what emerges is a veritable cross-section of the movement in the peak years of the sixties and early seventies, from the point of view not of a reporter but of someone engaged, and whats more, one who herself made things happen that she thought were needed to change the world."- Shulamith Firestone, co-founder, New York Radical Women, author of DIALECTIC OF SEX

This is an academic /activist who can write! And what a story she tells! So much of the radical happenings I never really understood, and it's nice to find out just what went on. Unlike others who wrote about the movement --everything she writes about she experienced! It's is a truly incredible account of the movements of the 60's and 70's. - Jacqui Ceballos, veteran feminist of the National Organization for Women and founder of the Veteran Feminists of America (VFA).

Dunbar-Ortiz is the Agnes Smedley of our feminist generation. Clear, cool-eyed, level-headed, plain-spoken, agonizingly honest, she is concerned with racism, classism, and revolution--but in an uncompromisingly feminist and activist voice. OUTLAW WOMAN returned me to the 1960s and the early 1970s with pride and love and reminded me why those ideas, meetings, actions mattered so much--and still do. This is a highly readable account of heady times and heroic women.- Phyllis Chesler Author of WOMEN AND MADNESS and WOMAN'S INHUMANITY TO WOMAN.


 

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