Paperbackpages. An indifferent student in her early years, Piercy developed a love of books when she came down with rheumatic marge piercy sex wars in Midland in her mid-childhood and could do little but read. In this era of free love, emerging rights of women, and brutal sexual repression, Freydeh, a spirited young Jewish immigrant, toils at different jobs to earn passage to America for her family.
Too many people think the topic of women's rights has only recently verges to birth control, abortions, and sexual freedom; but Marge Piercy's look at the past reveals, with some liberties I'm sure, that this is not the case. She alone has kept this novel from being one star but the novel is chronologically backwards like Star Wars.
With Freydeh, Piercy offers us a view of the immigrant experience that adds a different perspective to the city shared by the famous historical characters.
Anthony as they fight with abolitionists to get equal time for their cause and with proper ladies who aren't ready to truly fight-not just talk politely- for equality. Nov 24, Paula rated it it was amazing. In every way it is an inspiring book and I am glad to have read it.
Finally the election was thrown into the Supreme Court, where Republicans outnumbered Democrats. As a novel, it added a richness to the lives we've been discussing, and offered the element of Freydeh as a way to getting a better feel for the experiences of impoverished, urban immigrants which has otherwise been missing.
After their death, Freydeh's sister set off to America without them, all by herself, and according to the letter would have arrived in the port of New York many months earlier. She manufactures condoms in their tenement apartment and sells to local pharmacies and brothels.
Jun 08, Debrah Roemisch rated it really liked it. Then she learns that her younger sister is adrift somewhere in the city and begins a search that carries her through brothels and prison. Highly recommended.
Sort order. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, along with a host of other 19th century notables such as the abolitionist preacher and philanderer Henry Ward Beecher, railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt and morality crusader Anthony Comstock. There is a wealth of information here about Women's Suffrage in the early days; initially Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony - two opposites who work together nonetheless, as major agents for change and reform, AND the Woodhull sisters, advocates of Free Love -- who started the first successful stockbrokerage run by women scans of their newsletters can be found on the Internet who then joined forces for a while with those two formidable suffragettes, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B Anthony and caused a scandal among the other Suffragettes because of their Free Love stance.