Rowbotham’s radical sisters
The socialist feminist historian has written an engrossing account of women who broke the mould, says ROSE THOMPSON Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States by Sheila Rowbotham (Verso, £25)
SHEILA ROWBOTHAM’S latest book is the result of four decades’ interest in its iconoclast subjects and, at over 500 pages, the depth of her curiosity and research is evident.
Eschewing dry scholasticism, Rowbotham evokes intimacy in her microscopically detailed account of the lives of a group of fin-de-siecle British and US radicals.
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