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REDSTOCKINGS FIRST LITERATURE LIST
(Fall 1969)    
AND A SAMPLING OF ITS MATERIALS


New York City. Includes the first Redstockings
literature list, as it appeared in the FBI's files;
1969 seed papers on consciousness-raising;
the Redstockings Manifesto (1969), Pat
Mainardi's The Politics of Housework (1969),
and many pro-woman line classics, including
those of founding Redstocking Ellen Willis (1969).

17 photocopied documents, 47 pages.

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lit list cover 1969 2

 

 

Redstockings meet for a "consciousness-raising session. "Women aren't in a position to make demands now," one says. "We have to build a movement first," --Photo and text from Life, 12/12/69 (c) 1969 by Time, Inc
(Photo: Mary Ellen Mark)

 

HOW TO START A GROUP
By Judith Brown, Gainesville (Florida) Women's Liberation. Written in 1969, published for the first time in 1989. Developed, with much other radical pro-woman line consciousness-raising theory, out of a close collaboration and correspondence among Brown, Kathie Sarachild, Carol Hanisch, and Carol Giardina. Exemplifies down-to-earth, pro-woman organizing spirit and principles. Fresh and useful.                                                                                                                   
8 1/2 X 11 pamphlet, 13 pages.

 

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Real Women, Kansas City, MO, 1970

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                           

REDSTOCKINGS WEST MANIFESTO
San Francisco, 1970. Independent expansion and elaboration of the 1969 Redstockings Manifesto. 8 1/2 x 14, 3 pages.

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THE RADICAL THERAPIST, SPECIAL ISSUE: WOMEN
August 1970, Boston. Edited by Judith Brown, co-founder of Gainesville (Florida) Women's Liberation. Includes her editorial explaining the radical, materialist root of the many pro-woman line papers presented in the issue.
A packet of selections. Photocopies of original tabloid
8 1/2 X 11, 20 pgs.

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WOMAN'S WORLD
A New York City-based quarterly in tabloid newspaper  format that carried on the Redstockings line of political analysis. Edited by Barbara Leon, Colette Price, and Kathie Sarachild, with contributions from Lucinda Cisler, Shulamith Firestone, Carol Hanisch, Myrna Hill, Patricia Mainardi, Florence Rush, Michelle Wallace, and others. Five issues: April 1971-July 1972.
Photocopied reduction of original tabloids, 8 1/2 X 14, 84 pages.

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MARXISM WITHOUT MALE SUPREMACY
 
By Carol Giardina, 1970. Master's thesis in Philosophy of a co-founder of Gainesville (Florida) Women's Liberation. Combines her studies in dialectical materialism with her experience as a woman and as an organizer in the Women's Liberation Movement. With a critique by Catherine Henry of the Red Women's Detachment, New York City. 8 1/2 X 11 pamphlet, 89 pages.

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