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The Resource Fireweed : a political autobiography, Gerda Lerner

Fireweed : a political autobiography, Gerda Lerner

Label
Fireweed : a political autobiography
Title
Fireweed
Title remainder
a political autobiography
Statement of responsibility
Gerda Lerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Fireweed, Gerda Lerner, a pioneer and leading scholar in women's history, tells her story of moral courage and commitment to social change with a novelist's skill and a historian's command of context. Lerner's memoir focuses on the formative experiences that made her an activist for social justice before her academic career began. The child of a well-to-do Viennese Jewish family, she was still a teenager when a fascist regime came to power in 1934, and she became involved in the underground resistance movement. The Nazi takeover of Austria cast her into prison, then forced her and her family into exile; she alone was able to leave Europe. Once in the United States, she experienced the harshness of the Depression and despair over the fate of her family. Still, she persisted in adapting to the new culture and to becoming a writer. Here she met and married her life-long partner, Carl Lerner, a film editor and director. Together they become deeply involved in left-wing activities, from struggling to unionize the film industry and resisting the blacklist in Hollywood to community organizing for peace, for an interracial civil rights movement, and for better schools in New York City. Lerner insists that her decades of grassroots organizing largely account for the theoretical insights she was later able to bring to the development of women's history." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1920-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lerner, Gerda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical perspectives on the past
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lerner, Gerda
  • Women historians
  • Women
  • Feminism
Label
Fireweed : a political autobiography, Gerda Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Beginnings
  • Becoming an American
  • Becoming an American Radical
  • In the Eye of the Storm
Control code
ocm48515944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 377 p., [13] p. of plates
Isbn
9781566398893
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054248
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)48515944
Label
Fireweed : a political autobiography, Gerda Lerner
Publication
Contents
  • Beginnings
  • Becoming an American
  • Becoming an American Radical
  • In the Eye of the Storm
Control code
ocm48515944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 377 p., [13] p. of plates
Isbn
9781566398893
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054248
Other physical details
ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)48515944

Library Locations

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