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Whose Women's Studies?

Women's studies has emerged and, in large measure, won its place in the academy as an unabashedly political undertaking. "Teaching," according to Florence Howe, a path breaker in women's studies, "is a political act."

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese (1941-2007) was an American historian best known for her works on women and society in the Antebellum South.

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