To Believe In Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America - A History

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Working women came into their own via many pathways, whether to earn a wage or to secure rights.  This landmark work of lesbian history focuses on how certain late-nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women whose lives can be described as lesbian were in the forefront of the battle to secure the rights and privileges that large numbers of Americans enjoy today. Lillian Faderman persuasively argues that their lesbianism may in fact have facilitated their accomplishments. A book of impeccable research and compelling readability, To Believe in Women will be a source of enlightenment for all, and for many a singular source of pride.

  • 464 pages
  • 6 x 1.17 x 9 inches
  • paperback
  • by Lillian Faderman Professor 

The Center for Women’s History new exhibition showcases approximately 45 objects from New-York Historical’s own Museum and Library collections to demonstrate how “women’s work” defies categorization. Curated by the Center for Women’s History curatorial staff and fellows. The Exhibition is on view July 21, 2023 - July 7, 2024. 

Item Number: 23139