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Mary, and the Wrongs of Woman (Oxford World's Classics)
Mary, and the Wrongs of Woman (Oxford World's Classics)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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'Mary' and 'The Wrongs of Woman', one of the latest titles to be relaunched in this series.... (read more)

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Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this is the book that touched off a national debate about how career women can start a family if they plan for it with the same intensity as they do for their careers.... (read more)

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The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars (Lisa Drew Books)
The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars (Lisa Drew Books)
by Stephanie Gutmann
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The Kinder, Gentler Military is a devastating critique of how and why the military -- the most tradition-bound, masculine institution in the United States -- spent the 1990s in a tortured attempt to reform its time-proven warrior culture in favor of a... (read more)

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The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back
The War on Choice: The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back
by Gloria Feldt
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Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back... (read more)

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Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference
by Webb Garrison
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Former slave Harriet Tubman, surgeon Mary Walker, and spy Belle Boyd, the "siren of the Shenandoah, " are among the fascinating women profiled in this informative history by the author of "Civil War Curiosities" and "Friendly Fire in the Civil War... (read more)

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Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper
by Diablo Cody
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Decreed by David Letterman (tongue in cheek) on CBS TV’s The Late Show to be the pick of “Dave’s Book Club 2006,” Candy Girl is the story of a young writer who dared to bare it all as a stripper. At the age of twenty-four, Diablo Cody... (read more)

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Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
Her Own Woman: The Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
by Diane Jacobs
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Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family fortune), a frivolous education, and the... (read more)

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Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song
Girls Like Us: 40 Extraordinary Women Celebrate Girlhood in Story, Poetry, and Song
by Gina Rene Misiroglu
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A collection that celebrates the reflections on childhood and adolescence experienced by 40 prominent women of this century.... (read more)

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A Price Below Rubies: Jewish Women as Rebels and Radicals
A Price Below Rubies: Jewish Women as Rebels and Radicals
by Naomi Shepherd
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Why, in the late nineteenth century, did Jewish woman suddenly march into the pages of radical history? A Price below Rubies introduces us to some of these memorable women - particularly, Anna Kuliscioff, Rosa Luxemburg, Esther Frumkin, Manya Shochat... (read more)

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The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker (Literature of American Labor)
The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker (Literature of American Labor)
by Theresa Ser Malkiel
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Originally published in 1910, this is a fictional account of the 1909 New York shirtwaist makers' strike, written by a Jewish immigrant who was a labor activist and militant socialist. The informative introduction to this edition is by Francoise Basch,... (read more)

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Making Babies, Making Families: What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Technologies, Surrogacy, Adoption, and Same-Sex and Unwed Parents
Making Babies, Making Families: What Matters Most in an Age of Reproductive Technologies, Surrogacy, Adoption, and Same-Sex and Unwed Parents
by Mary Shanley
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Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood
Bronx Primitive: Portraits in a Childhood
by Kate Simon
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"As an account of growing up female, it is a fit companion piece to Mary McCarthy's classic Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood."—Le Anne Schreiber, The New York Times.... (read more)

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Women's Pac's: Abortion and Elections (Real Politics in America)
Women's Pac's: Abortion and Elections (Real Politics in America)
by Christine L H Day
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Filling the gap in knowledge about women's political action committees (PACs), this useful book examines the attitudes, priorities, and motivations of individuals who contribute significant amounts of money to the political scene. This book sheds new... (read more)

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Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish & Other Facts of Family Life
Girls Only: Sleepovers, Squabbles, Tuna Fish & Other Facts of Family Life
by Alex Witchel
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Inspired by her series of articles in The New York Times, Alex Witchel present "Girls Only", a collection of hilarious family tenets that speak volumes about women. Embarking on a spiritual odyssey, a shopping spree, or a jaunt around her New York City... (read more)

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Longing to Tell
Longing to Tell
by Tricia Rose
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In a culture driven by sexual and racial imagery, very few honest conversations about race, gender, and sexuality actually take place. In their absence, commonly held perceptions of black women as teenage mothers, welfare recipients, mammies, or exotic... (read more)

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Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World
Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World
by Marie Wilson
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An impassioned examination of the vital importance of women in leadership roles — in politics as well as business — by a renowned women's issues advocate. Insightful and inspiring, Closing the Leadership Gap is a call to action for the... (read more)

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Explorations in Anthropology #16: Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice
Explorations in Anthropology #16: Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice
by Deborah Bryceson
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How effective is western aid-agency intervention in Africa? What can African women do to manage the AIDS crisis? Can western feminist theory be applied to the rural African context? These vital issues, and many others, are considered in this topical book... (read more)

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Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal
Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal
by Mahua Sarkar
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In Visible Histories, Disappearing Women, Mahua Sarkar examines how Muslim women in colonial Bengal came to be more marginalized than Hindu women in nationalist discourse and subsequent historical accounts. She also considers how their near-invisibility... (read more)

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Heterogeneities: Race, Gender, Class, Nation, and State
Heterogeneities: Race, Gender, Class, Nation, and State
by Robert Jo Ackermann
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"An important contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of race, nation, gender, and class". -- Modhumita... (read more)

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Squaring Up: Policy Strategies to Raise Women's Incomes in the United States
Squaring Up: Policy Strategies to Raise Women's Incomes in the United States
by Mary C King
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Despite three decades of progress, American women's incomes still average just over half of those of men. This income gap is both a cause and a symptom of gender inequity. The gap means that women are only half as able as men to support themselves and... (read more)

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