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I will be forever grateful to Miriam Schneir, the great American historian and chronicler of women's rights, for her books, especially her staggering trilogy, Feminism, The Essential Historical Writings; and then Feminism in Our Time, which contains foundational documents in the struggle for women's rights; and particularly her just published prequel, Before Feminism: The History of An Idea Without a Name. This newest book is one hell of a positive, revealing, and hopeful work: it's an instant classic. I rarely go this far to praise a book but this one is so accessible, lively (for which read written in "non-academes"), yet brilliantly sourced -- and most of all contains things in it that the most saturated feminist reader (like me) still doesn't know or doesn't know enough. It's the ultimate answer to the snide question, "Where were all your great ...