Toward a History of Feminism, Art, and Social Movements in the United States

  title={Toward a History of Feminism, Art, and Social Movements in the United States},
  author={Michelle Moravec},
  journal={Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies},
  pages={22 - 54}
With that call to arms West East Bag (WEB), an International Liaison Network for Women Artists, began in September of 1971. One contemporaneous description of the women’s liberation movement in the United States described it as “linked only by the numerous journals, newsletters and cross country travelers.” WEB, a “bicoastal national organizing tool and newsletter that networked women artists nationally, encouraging the creation of registries and protests in other cities,” created those… 

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