Sara Davidson's _Loose Change_

Rebecca Jackson (rjackson@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 22:16:40 -0500 (EST)

I just received a letter from Sara Davidson, author of _Loose Change_, a
book that's been cited often on this list as an important text on sixties
feminism and women's takes on the sixties. Anyway, the book is a social
history of the sixties told through the lives of three young women. It's
been out of print for a number of years, and the news is that it's being
reissued next month by the University of California Press.

If you aren't aware of the book, it's probably the only work that
chronicles the decade through the lives of women who meet at Berkeley and
go on to participate in the Free Speech Movement, civil rights
demonstrations, anti-war protests, the birth of the counterculture, the
hippie movement, and sexual revolution and women's liberation.

If you'd like an examination copy (for possible use in a course), you can
write to Julie Christianson at U.C. Press, 2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA
94720. If you'd like to order a copy, I have a form I can send you a copy
of, or you can contact Sara herself at

I think this is great news for teachers looking for this type of book to
be used as a text in a course.

Rebecca Jackson
Gelman Library
The George Washington University