Author Event - Peace On Our Terms by Mona Siegel

The Avid Reader will be welcoming author Mona Siegel and her latest history, Peace on our Terms, in-store on Friday, January 24th. 


More about Peace on our Terms:

Siegel’s Peace on our Terms shares the story of world leaders coming together in the aftermath of “the War to End all Wars.” They promised to build a new international order rooted in democracy and social justice. Excluded from the negotiating table female activists demanded that statesmen live up to their word.

In separate meetings they crafted their own agendas, and captured global headlines with a message that was both straightforward and revolutionary: enduring peace depended as much on recognition of the fundamental humanity and equality of all people—regardless of sex, race, class, or creed—as on respect for the sovereignty of independent states.

The book follows the dozens of remarkable women from Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia as they crossed oceans and continents; commanded meeting halls in Paris, Zurich, and Washington; and marched in the streets of Cairo and Beijing.

This sweeping account showcases Egyptian and Chinese nationalists, Western and Japanese labor feminists, white Western suffragists, and African American civil rights advocates working in tandem to advance women’s rights.

Publishers Weekly describes Siegel’s book as “a riveting study.” It further notes about this title that “this sparkling, character-driven history will captive readers interested in the suffrage movement and feminist history.”


More about Mona Siegel:


Mona Siegel is a professor of history at California State University, Sacramento. Her primary focus is on peace and democracy, particularly in the inter-war years in France. She is the author of The Moral Disarmament of France: Education, Pacifism, and Patriotism, 1914-1940 (2004).

In 2019, Siegel co-wrote, along with Dorothy Sue Cobble, an article for The Washington Post discussing the state of the contemporary debate on paid parental leave and discussing the history of paid parental leave policies.

Event date: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women's Rights After the First World War (Columbia Studies in International and Global History) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780231195102
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Published: Columbia University Press - January 7th, 2020