Archived web site of www.barbaraehrenreich.com/
Journalist, writer, and social critic, Barbara Ehrenreich was born in 1941 in Butte, Montana, the daughter of Isabelle (Oxley) and Ben Howes Alexander. Her father worked in the copper mines and her mother, a homemaker, was active in the Democratic Party. A graduate of Reed College (B.A. 1963, chemistry) and Rockefeller University (Ph.D. 1968, cell biology), Ehrenreich became involved in the anti-war movement and a number of other progressive causes including feminism and health care reform. In 1966 she married John Ehrenreich, a fellow activist with whom she co-authored Long March, Short Spring: the Student Uprising at Home and Abroad (1969), and The American Health Empire: Power, Profits, and Politics (1970). They had two children, Rosa and Benjamin, and were later divorced.
While teaching at the State University of New York at Old Westbury (1971-1974), Ehrenreich began to write on the male domination of women's health care, publishing, with Deirdre English, For Her Own Good: One Hundred Fifty Years of the Experts' Advice to Women (1978). Subsequent books dealt with the antifeminist backlash of the 1980s (The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment), the legacy of the sexual revolution (Re-Making Love: the Feminization of Sex) and poverty (Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America), among many others.
APAArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Barbara Ehrenreich. Retrieved May 25, 2013 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4740897
ChicagoArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Barbara Ehrenreich. SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4740897. (accessed May 25, 2013).
MLAArthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Barbara Ehrenreich." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 25 May 2013 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4740897>.