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Women's Studies


Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies

John M. Belohlavek

In Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies, John M. Belohlavek tells the story of women on both sides of the Mexican-American War (1846-48) as they were propelled by the bloody conflict to adopt new roles and expand traditional ones.American women "back home" functioned as anti-war activists, pro-war... More


Finding Justice

Edited by Lynne A. Battaglia

Although women were not officially permitted to practice law in Maryland until 1902, when they were first able to sit for the bar exam, the history of women acting as lawyers in Maryland is storied, going back to the earliest decades of colonial America. Today, of course, women serve not only as... More


Lucy Stone

Alice Stone Blackwell. Introduction by Randolph Hollinghurst

Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Reprinted now for the first time, Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights is a fascinating, plainspoken document of an... More


A Woman's War

Edward D. C. Campbell, Jr. and Kim S. Rice. Foreword by Suzanne Lebsock

Enhanced by excerpts from primary documents as well as numerous illustrations, this collection of essays by some of the country’s most prominent Civil War historians intends to move women to the center stage of Civil War history. Topics range from the experiences of female slave contrabandists, to... More


Women and Public Policies

Joyce Gelb and Marian Lief Palley

Women and Public Policies, praised by Janet Boles as "the first attempt to deal with several women's policies in a systematic manner within a common framework," analyzes how the women's movement of the 1970s influenced federal policy. The authors treat four issues- credit, education, pregnancy... More


Women as Subjects

Nita Kumar

Women as Subjects affords a rare opportunity to consider the changing identity and status of women in India today- how they view themselves and how they are viewed- through the current work of seven scholars- anthropologists, historians, and sociologists from India, the United Kingdom, and the... More


The Sheltered Life

Ellen Glasgow. Afterword by Carol S Manning

"The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a masterpiece of the Southern Renaissance." It is a remarkably unsentimental look at the old South, a society that blindly holds to past... More


Unheard Voices

Anne Firor Scott, ed.

In this collective biography one of the preeminent historians of her generation retrieves the work and lives of the few who preceded her in writing the history of women in the South.