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The Resource Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland, Shana Penn

Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland, Shana Penn

Label
Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland
Title
Solidarity's secret
Title remainder
the women who defeated Communism in Poland
Statement of responsibility
Shana Penn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on a decade of interviews, Penn (Union Theological Center in Berkeley, California) pieces together the huge, largely unstudied contributions of the Polish women whose pro-democracy work was obscured by the more public successes of their male counterparts. While prominent men like Lech Walesa were underground or in jail during the 1980s martial law years, it was women who worked behind the scenes to keep Walesa's face visible and Solidarity's name alive; they ran Solidarity and the main opposition newspaper, and they organized Poles at the grass roots--an area of civic activity that the Western press considered only marginally newsworthy. Penn's history uncovers what one of the women called Poland's "national secret." Annotation : 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penn, Shana
Dewey number
943.805/6/0922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.P7
LC item number
P46 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization)
  • Women political activists
  • Communism
  • Poland
Label
Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland, Shana Penn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : national secret -- Women at the gates : Anna Walentynowicz and the August 1980 strikes -- Solidarity's "blank spot" : the legal period and martial law -- Dark circles : building the Solidarity underground -- Floating offices : publishing the underground newspaper -- Wild card: the female stereotype as camouflage -- A third space : mutual dependencies and cooperation -- Patient revolution : women and leadership -- "Our romantic model" : myth, literature, and women's place -- In the end, the beginning : adjustments and new problems for women after 1989 -- Filling in the "blank spot" : the public discourse on women
Control code
57564690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780472113859
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Solidarity's secret : the women who defeated Communism in Poland, Shana Penn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : national secret -- Women at the gates : Anna Walentynowicz and the August 1980 strikes -- Solidarity's "blank spot" : the legal period and martial law -- Dark circles : building the Solidarity underground -- Floating offices : publishing the underground newspaper -- Wild card: the female stereotype as camouflage -- A third space : mutual dependencies and cooperation -- Patient revolution : women and leadership -- "Our romantic model" : myth, literature, and women's place -- In the end, the beginning : adjustments and new problems for women after 1989 -- Filling in the "blank spot" : the public discourse on women
Control code
57564690
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780472113859
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005002603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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