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Elsie Fox

Portrait of an Activist

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Elsie Fox: Portrait of an Activist by Karen Stevenson
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On Mother's Day of 2006, ninety-eight-year-old Elsie Fox stepped up to a microphone at a park in Bozeman, Montana, and called for people to wake up, remember, act, and make a difference. Spanning a century, this biography of feisty Elsie Fox tells the story of a woman who made activism her life. Born on a remote Eastern Montana ranch, Elsie was nurtured by a strong desire to be self-reliant at a time when women were expected to be good housewives. She came of age in the rip-roaring decade of the twenties and witnessed the Depression in Seattle that led her to discover Marxism and a like-minded husband. The road led to San Francisco, the International Longshoreman and Warehouse Union where she worked for twenty-eight years. Elsie spent WWII fighting for her husband's release from a Prisoner of War camp in the United States where he was being held as an illegal German alien. With photos included, Elsie Fox paints a vivid picture of a woman who fights for what she believes. She asks, "If we don't take action when there are problems in the world, then what are we?"
Release date NZ
December 23rd, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
iUniverse
Pages
252
Dimensions
152x229x18
ISBN-13
9781440109096
Product ID
2959423

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