Kirsten Swinth is an associate professor of history and American studies at Fordham University. Swinth is the author of Feminism’s Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle for Work and Family and Professionals: Women Artists and the Development of Modern American Art, 1870–1930. Her research and teaching focus on women, work, and family, with a concentration most recently on working mothers. Swinth’s commentaries have been featured on cnn.com, WNYC, and NPR’s To the Point, and have appeared in The Huffington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.
Books by Kirsten Swinth
Interviews with Kirsten Swinth
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women
by Estelle Freedman
The Solitude of Self: Thinking about Elizabeth Cady Stanton
by Vivian Gornick
The Grounding of Modern Feminism
by Nancy Cott
Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United States
by Premilla Nadasen
Dear Sisters: Dispatches from the Women's Liberation Movement
by Linda Gordon & Rosalyn Baxandall
The fight for women’s liberation and equality under patriarchy spans centuries of history, and is still being waged today—but what lessons can feminist movements like #MeToo learn from suffragettes and black feminist activists? Fordham historian Kirsten Swinth explores the best books on feminism, and makes a powerful case for modern feminists listening to early foremothers.