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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Feminism Unfinished

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements

Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women's Movements by Dorothy Sue Bobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry

"Three professors wade deeply into twentieth century history to provide readers with an approachable overview of the period's activism spearheaded by American women.

They also move beyond the more recognizable marquee names to shed light on lesser-known working class and minority figures. From sexism to labor law to cultural awareness, the case is made that not only was the women's movement dominated by middle-class perspectives but all too often 'white feminists were oblivious to the depth and strength of racism in the United States.' Using examples drawn from Hispanic, Native American, African American, and other ethnic groups, the authors present leaders who fought to have their experiences acknowledged and valued within the larger movement they championed. While not everyone will agree with some of the opinions expressed here, the authors do succeed in moving many relatively unknown women into deserved positions of respect. By showing the importance of feminism to so many women of the past, this is a solid push back against the modern reticence to embrace the term and its continued relevance."

Mondor, C. (2014). Feminism unfinished: A short, surprising history of American women's movements. The Booklist, 110(21), 10. Retrieved from ProQuest Education Journals.

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LaGuardia Library Book of the Week: Advancing the Ball

Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL

Advancing the Ball: Race, Reformation and the Quest for Equal Coaching Opportunity in the NFL by N. Jeremi Duru

"Following the NFL's desegregation in 1946, opportunities became increasingly plentiful for African American players— but not African American coaches. Although Major League Baseball and the NBA made progress in this regard Over the years, the NFL's head coaches were almost exclusively white up until the mid-1990s.

Advancing the Ball chronicles the campaign of former Cleveland Browns offensive lineman John Wooten to right this wrong and undo decades of discriminatory head coach hiring practices--an initiative that finally bore fruit when he joined forces with attorneys Cyrus Mehri and Johnnie Cochran. Together with a few allies, the triumvirate galvanized the NFL's African American assistant coaches to stand together for equal opportunity and convinced the league to enact the "Rooney Rule," which stipulates that every team must interview at least one minority candidate when searching for a new head coach. In doing so, they spurred a movement that would substantially impact the NFL and, potentially, the nation. Featuring an impassioned foreword by Coach Tony Dungy, Advancing the Ball offers an eye-opening, first-hand look at how a few committed individuals initiated a sea change in America's most popular sport and added an extraordinary new chapter to the civil rights story."

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Finding Your Fall I Textbooks

Welcome to the start of Fall I 2015! Here's a quick guide to finding your textbooks: