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Crystal Eastman: A Revolutionary Life

Amy Aronson


Crystal Eastman was a central figure in many of the defining social movements of the twentieth century—labor, feminism, internationalism, free speech, peace. She drafted America’s first serious workers’ compensation law. She helped found the National Woman’s Party and is credited as coauthor of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). She helped found the Woman’s Peace Party—today, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)—and the American Union against Militarism. She copublished the Liberator magazine. And she engineered the founding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). E ... More

Keywords: workers’ compensation, Equal Rights Amendment, National Woman’s Party, Woman’s Peace Party, work-family balance, reproductive rights, world peace, world war, Progressivism, Socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780199948734
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199948734.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Aronson, author
Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, Fordham University