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Women's Studies


Women in the American Revolution
Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World Edited by Barbara B. Oberg

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays in this volume offer an updated answer to the question, What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution? The... More


Eliza Fenwick
Early Modern Feminist Lissa Paul

This captivating biography traces the life of Eliza Fenwick, an extraordinary woman who paved her own unique path throughout the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as she made her way from country to country as writer, teacher, and school owner.Lissa Paul brings to light Fenwick’s letters for... More


Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies
Women and the Mexican-American War 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
A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642 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
Pioneer of Woman's Rights 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
Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy 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


To Herland and Beyond
The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman Ann J. Lane

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists. Drawing from an abundance of diaries, letters, essays, and two autobiographies- one published and one unpublished- Lane contends that her subject's... More


Women and Public Policies
Reassessing Gender Politics 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


Escapade
Evelyn Scott. Afterword by Dorothy M. Scura

In 1913, at the age of nineteen, Elsie Dunn- later to be known as Evelyn Scott- turned her back on the genteel Southern world she was born into and ran off to Brazil with a married Tulane University dean more than twice her age. Living in tropical exile under assumed names, the couple produced a... More


Vein of Iron. Afterword by Anne Firor Scott
Ellen Glasgow. Afterword by Anne Firor Scott

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Women as Subjects
South Asian Histories 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


Women and Laughter
Frances Gray

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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
The First Historians of Southern Women 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.