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Title:
Dead feminists : historic heroines in living color
Author(s):
O'Leary, Chandler,
ISBN/ISSN:
9781632170576 (hardback)

1632170574 (hardback)
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Physical Description:
ix,180 pages: illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents:
Chapter 1: Build: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Fatima al-Fihri, Gwendolyn Brooks -- Chapter 2: Grow: Eleanor Roosevelt, Alice Paul, Thea Foss -- Chapter 3: Protect: Annie Oakley, Adina De Zavala, Rachel Carson -- Chapter 4: Make: Imogen Cunningham, Sadako Sasaki, Elizabeth Zimmermann -- Chapter 5: Tell: Virginia Woolf, Rywka Lipszyc, Sarojini Naidu -- Chapter 6: Lead: Harriet Tubman, Washington State Suffragists, Shirley Chisholm -- Chapter 7: Play: Babe Zaharias, Marie Curie, Sappho -- Chapter 8: Share: Emma Goldman, Jane Mecom, Lili'uokalani.
Abstract:
"Providing a new and illuminating look at 27 women who've changed the world, Dead Feminists ties these historical women and the challenges they faced into the most important issues of today. Based on the cult-following limited edition Dead Feminists letterpress poster series by illustrator Chandler O'Leary and letterpress artist Jessica Spring, the book combines new art and lettering, archival photographs and ephemera, and revisits the original poster to tell each woman's story. Each chapter is a call to action (Protect, Make, Grow, Teach, Lead, Tell, Share, Play), and shows how the women exemplified that quality in their own ways. This book takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too!)"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note:
Contains bibliographical references (pages 176-180).
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Pub Date:
Sasquatch Books, [2016]
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Summary

Summary

A national bestseller, this gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Dead Feminists is a lushly illustrated and inclusive celebration of inspiring women who transformed the world and created social change.

Based on the beloved letterpress poster series of the same name, Dead Feminists interweaves intricate broadside art with archival photographs and ephemera. This book brings feminist history to life, profiling 27 unforgettable forebears of the modern women's movement such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. Across eras and industries, passions and geographies, this collection of diverse, progressive, and perseverant women faced what looked like insurmountable odds and yet, still, they persisted.

Dead Feminists , which features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman , is an illuminating and innovative reminder that women can be extraordinary agents of change. The future is female, but in many ways so is the past. Dead Feminists takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history (and how you can too).

Featured Feminists :
Adina De Zavala
Alice Paul
Annie Oakley
Babe Zaharias
Eleanor Roosevelt
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Zimmerman
Emma Goldman
Fatima al-Fihri
Gwendolyn Brooks
Harriet Tubman
Imogen Cunningham
Jane Mecom
Marie Curie
Queen Lili'uokalani
Rachel Carson
Rywka Lipszyc
Sadako Sasaki
Sappho
Sarojini Naidu
Shirley Chisholm
Thea Foss
Virginia Woolf
Washington State Suffragists


Author Notes

Chandler O'Leary received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the proprietor of an illustration and lettering business called Anagram Press.

Jessica Spring holds an MFA from the Center for Book and Paper Arts. She is a letterpress printer and teacher and the proprietor of Springtide Press.


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