Domestic Subversive - Roberta Salper"Domestic Subversive: A Feminist's Take on the Left 1960-1976" is an intimate, riveting memoir about the making of a political radical during the upheaval of the 1960s. We see Salper first in fascist Spain, next in the heart of the New Left, the early Women's Liberation Movement, and the founding of Women's Studies. Finally she is engaged in third world liberation struggles in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Chile and the United States. As a Harvard-educated scholar, Roberta Salper was destined for a distinguished academic career. Instead she opted for a life of risk-taking, personally as well as professionally. Salper offers a unique look at marriage and family life within Spain's fascist dictatorship before she decides to "go it alone" and in 1974 becomes a rare example of the single professional mother. Roberta Salper became one of the pioneers of a new field of study that would be known as Women's Studies. The tools of feminism were honed in the Women's Caucus of the New University Conference (1968 to 1972). In 1970, she was the first full time faculty appointment in Women's Studies in the first full-fledged Women's Studies Department in the nation at San Diego State College (now University).
A Feminist's Take on the Left 1960-1976