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Title: Our Mrs Roosevelt: Review of Lenore Coltheart (ed.) 'Jessie Street: A Revised Autobiography' Federation Press, $30pb, 246pp, 1 86287 502 2
Contributor(s): Pender, Anne  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2004
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Abstract: Jessie Street's autobiography should be compulsory reading for anyone who seeks political change. In the dedication to her mother's book, Belinda Mackay writes that she hopes 'the women of today will be inspired by the spirit of Jessie Street and her visions'. To describe this autobiography as inspiring is an understatement. It is an extraordinary record of a remarkable life. Indeed, it is difficult to know how to explain Street's immense contribution to women's rights, welfare economics, social justice and peace studies. Jessie Street worked tirelessly over the course of her fifty-year career to better the lives of people everywhere. She served with Pablo Picasso on the World Peace Council, and met and worked with Nancy Astor, Eleanor Roosevelt and Jawaharlal Nehru. This new edition of her autobiography (first published in 1966) documents Street's relentless social work meticulously, clearly and, at times, quite humorously.
Publication Type: Review
Source of Publication: Australian Book Review (262), p. 29-29
Publisher: Australian Book Review Inc
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 0155-2864
Field of Research (FOR): 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
HERDC Category Description: D3 Review of Single Work
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