Nation of Women, A: An Early Feminist Speaks Out

Alan West-Duran, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez, Luisa Capetillo

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, Penguin Putnam Inc

Due to be published: 27th Jan '22

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In 1915, Puerto Rican activist Luisa Capetillo was arrested for wearing men’s trousers in public. This act of rebellion was the result of a lifelong devotion to socialist and feminist thought. And this zeal runs throughout her brilliant essays: in the challenges to big business, in her strident campaigning for the legalization of divorce, in the championing of ‘free love’. At once a sharp critique and a celebration of world politics, A Nation of Women embraces humanism and envisions a world in which economic and social structures can be broken down, allowing both the worker and the woman to be free.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 320