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Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
by Cokie Roberts
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Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day... (read more)

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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812
by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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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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History of Women in the West #01: A History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
History of Women in the West #01: A History of Women in the West, Volume I: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
by Georges Duby
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Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history... (read more)

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The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England
The Gentleman's Daughter: Women's Lives in Georgian England
by Amanda Vickery
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What was the life of an eighteenth-century British genteel woman like? This lively book, based on letters, diaries, and account books of over one hundred middle class women, transforms our understanding of the position of women in Georgian England... (read more)

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Women in the Middle Ages
Women in the Middle Ages
by Frances Gies
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Correcting the omissions of traditional history, this is "a reliable survey of the real and varied roles played by women in the medieval period. . . . Highly recommended... (read more)

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Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft
by Lyndall Gordon
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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was the founder of modern feminism — in her time, the most famous woman in Europe and America. In this exciting new biography, Lyndall Gordon proposes that at each stage of a passionate and courageous life — as... (read more)

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Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
by Marina Warner
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a fresh, cross-disciplinary examination of what's known about Joan's short life and how it has been interpreted by historians, artists, and writers over the centuries since her death.... (read more)

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From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women (Volume IV: Origins)
From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women (Volume IV: Origins)
by Marilyn French and Margaret Atwood
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“[Marilyn French] draws on a vast body of research and help from consultants in all sorts of fields, to open out areas that are rarely accessible.”—Guardian “As a reference work it’s invaluable: the bibliographies alone are... (read more)

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Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love
by Betsy Prioleau
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In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to... (read more)

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Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History
Women's Voices, Women's Lives: Documents in Early American History
by Carol Berkin
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The editors draw on diaries, letters, essays, court documents, sermons, wills, plantation records, newspapers, fiction, and advice manuals to reconstruct women's lives and roles during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. In addition to sources that... (read more)

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Renaissance Notion of Woman: A Study in the Fortunes of Scholasticism and Medical Science in European Intellectual Life
Renaissance Notion of Woman: A Study in the Fortunes of Scholasticism and Medical Science in European Intellectual Life
by Ian Maclean
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This study of the world of scholarship and scholarly texts in the Renaissance, the so-called respublica literaria, affords insights into the intellectual infrastructure and modes of thought of the period by its examination of contemporary attitudes... (read more)

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A Wollstonecraft Anthology
A Wollstonecraft Anthology
by Janet M. Todd
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"A Wollstonecraft Anthology" brings together Mary Wollstonecraft's well-known and lesser-known texts: "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, A Vindication of the Rights of Men, The French Revolution," her early education al writings, her letters to... (read more)

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Women, Crime and Punishment in Ancient Law and Society: Volume 2: Ancient Greece
Women, Crime and Punishment in Ancient Law and Society: Volume 2: Ancient Greece
by Elisabeth Tetlow
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The ancient period of Greek history, to which this volume is devoted, began in late Bronze Age in the second millennium and lasted almost to the end of the first century BCE, when the last remnant of the Hellenistic empire created by Alexander the Great... (read more)

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Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
Birth of the Chess Queen: A History
by Marilyn Yalom
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Everyone knows that the queen is the most powerful piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. In India, Persia, and the Arab lands, where the game was first played, a general, or vizier (chief counselor... (read more)

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Whether a Christian Woman Should Be Educated and Other Writings from Her Intellectual Circle (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
Whether a Christian Woman Should Be Educated and Other Writings from Her Intellectual Circle (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
by Anna M Van Schurman
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Advocate and exemplar of women's education, female of aristocratic birth and modest demeanor, Anna Maria van Schurman (1607-1678) was one of Reformation Europe's most renowned writers defending women's intelligence. From her early teens, Schurman... (read more)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked... (read more)

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First Feminists: British Women Writers, 15781799
First Feminists: British Women Writers, 15781799
by Moira Ferguson
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"An invaluable resource to scholars interested in feminist thought.... " --Ruth Perry "Anyone interested in women's history or feminist thought must read this book." --Lillian Faderman "Moira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known... (read more)

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No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States
No Small Courage: A History of Women in the United States
by Nancy F Cott
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Enriched by the wealth of new research into women's history, No Small Courage offers a lively chronicle of American experience, charting women's lives and experiences with fascinating immediacy from the precolonial era to the present. Individual stories... (read more)

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Women, Family & Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991
Women, Family & Society in Medieval Europe: Historical Essays, 1978-1991
by David Herlihy
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... qualities of careful scholarship, lucidity, and vision make this collection eminently accessible to the intelligent general reader and an extremely useful teaching text. The Historian The essays collected in this volume ... have been lovingly... (read more)

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