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How Did Florence Kitchelt Bring Together Social Feminists and Equal Rights Feminists to Reconfigure the Campaign for the ERA in the 1940s and 50s?
(2010)
  • Danelle L Moon, San Jose State University
  • Kathryn Kish Sklar
Abstract
In 1943 Florence Kitchelt joined the National Woman's Party (NWP) and organized an autonomous organization in Connecticut to support the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). As a social feminist she had opposed the ERA for twenty years, because she believed it would undo hard-won labor legislation for women. Between 1943 and 1960 Kitchelt promoted a third strategy that supported both the ERA and protective legislation. Her campaign highlights the bitter stand-off between social justice and equal rights feminists in the 1940s and their first glimmerings of compromise in the 1950s. In Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin, eds., Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
Keywords
  • modern feminism,
  • equal rights amendment,
  • peace movement,
  • human rights
Publication Date
Fall 2010
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Citation Information
Danelle L Moon and Kathryn Kish Sklar. "How Did Florence Kitchelt Bring Together Social Feminists and Equal Rights Feminists to Reconfigure the Campaign for the ERA in the 1940s and 50s?" (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/danelle_moon/1/