During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and transformed Argentine politics forever. Marguerite Bouvard traces the history of the Mothers as they changed from an informal group of housewives searching for their children to an internationally known organization demanding civil rights in the face of a ruthless dictatorship. Revolutionizing Motherhood is a compelling story of courage and hope that we dare not forget.
"The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo have shown the world that ordinary people can truly change a nation. What wonderful women they are, and what a wonderful book Marguerite Bouvard has written! 'Revolutionizing Motherhood' is a gift." —Liv Ullman, Writer, actress-director, human rights activist
"Marguerite Bouvard presents in intensely sympathetic detail the courageous and intrepid struggle of the Madres agaisnt the brutal dictatorship which destroyed their children." —Sara Ruddick, Author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace