The Global Battle for Women's Rights After the First World War, a History Book Talk & Signing
Mona L. Siegel is a professor of history and the author of The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940. She will discuss and sign Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women's Rights After the First World War ($35.00 Columbia University Press). This book follows dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing. Siegel's sweeping global account of international organizing highlights how Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese labor feminists, white Western suffragists, and African American civil rights advocates worked in tandem to advance women's rights.
Drawing on a wide range of sources, Peace on Our Terms is the first book to demonstrate the centrality of women's activism to the Paris Peace Conference and the critical diplomatic events of 1919. Siegel tells the timely story of how female activists transformed women's rights into a global rallying cry, laying a foundation for generations to come.
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This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.
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