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Crystal Eastman by Amy Aronson

Crystal Eastman
A Revolutionary Life

by Amy Aronson

The social justice issues to which Eastman dedicated her life – gender equality and human rights, nationalism and globalization, political censorship and media control, worker benefits and family balance, and the monumental questions of war, sovereignty, force, and freedom – remain some of the most consequential questions of our own time. Available from Oxford University Press.

About the Crystal Eastman Digital Recovery Project

One hundred years ago, Crystal Eastman (1881-1928) was one of the most conspicuous political women in United States. Yet today she is little known, obscure to public memory despite a political and institutional legacy in many of the social justice movements that defined the twentieth century — labor, feminism, internationalism, free speech, peace.

This project aspires to bring Eastman’s ideas into contact with the relevant debates of a new generation. She has much to offer. She always had much to say. And the issues she cared about – gender equality and human rights; nationalism and globalization; political censorship and media control; worker benefits and family balance; and the monumental dilemmas of war, force, sovereignty, and freedom – remain some of the most vital and pressing of our own time.

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Have some thoughts or materials relevant to Crystal Eastman’s life or the movements and issues she cared about? Comments, questions, references, research contributions, and other inquiries are welcome! Please email comments@crystaleastman.org.