Barrie Olmstead

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For Times Such as These: A Radical’s Guide to the Jewish Year

A highly recommended, educational, and welcome contribution to the literature about Jewish traditions. The authors’ extraordinary guide to combining those rituals with everyday activism practices is what sets this resource far apart from others.
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Normal Women: Nine Hundred Years of Making History

A comprehensive saga about British women and their obstacles throughout hundreds of years. Suitable for all readers.
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The Disquieting Death of Emma Gill: Abortion, Death, and Concealment in Victorian New England

This highly researched and detailed book serves as a stark reminder of the sometimes fatal consequences women face when denied the right to safe, legal abortions.
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Chicana Liberation: Women and Mexican American Politics in Los Angeles, 1945–1981

An excellent primer on the Chicana feminist movement that offers readers plenty to explore.
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Fire Dreams: Making Black Feminist Liberation in the South

WWAV’s experiences serve as an exemplar of Black women organizing in the South. Highly recommended for readers interested in grassroots activism and community organizing.

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How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics

Essential reading, given the current climate of misinformation around immigration.
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An Uncommon Woman: The Life of Lydia Hamilton Smith

An important contribution to Civil War discourse, women’s studies, and Black history.

Move Like Water: My Story of the Sea

Even for readers with no knowledge of or particular interest in sperm whales, albatrosses, or barnacles, this highly recommended memoir can be enjoyed on the level of its prose alone.

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