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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia, S.C .
Written in English


  • Social movements,
  • Social change,
  • Communities,
  • Feminism,
  • Women in politics

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index

Statementedited by Robin L. Teske and Mary Ann Tétreault
ContributionsTeske, Robin L., 1949-, Tétreault, Mary Ann, 1942-
LC ClassificationsHM881 .F45 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationv. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17077047M
ISBN 101570034869, 1570033315
LC Control Number00008512

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