Women as World Builders is a classic women's studies text about great women/women's empowerment by Floyd Dell. The feminist movement can be dealt with in two ways: it can be treated as a sociological abstraction, and discussed at length in heavy monographs; or it can be taken as the sum of the action of a lot of women, and taken account of in the lives of individual women. The latter way would be called "journalistic," had not the late William James used it in his "Varieties of Religious Experience." It is a method which preserves the individual flavor, the personal tone and color, which, after all, are the life of any movement. It is, therefore, the method I have chosen for this book. Contents: The feminist movement -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman -- Emmeline Parkhurst and Jane Addams -- Olive Schreiner and Isadora Duncan -- Beatrice Webb and Emma Goldman -- Margaret Dreier Robins -- Ellen Key -- Freewomen and Dora Marsden.