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Feminist literature has been around since the 15th century, but saw its popularity boom in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s. During the Women’s Liberation Movement, women created their own publishing houses to publish and sell feminist literature. By the end of the 1980s, there were over 20 feminist publishing houses across the world. Some examples of these publishing houses include: Virago Press, Sheba Feminist Press, The Onlywomen Press, and The Women’s Press. Feminist literature remains a popular genre today. The American Library Association has an organization committed to highlighting feminist authors. The ALA also has an annual book list, called Amelia Bloomer List, to showcase feminist literature.


Sisterhood and After Research Team. (2013). Feminist literature. https://www.bl.uk/sisterhood/articles/feminist-literature

Social Responsibilities Round Table. (N.d.). Feminist Task Force. http://www.ala.org/rt/srrt/feminist-task-force

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