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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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The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
The Way of Duty: A Woman and Her Family in Revolutionary America
by Joy Day Buel
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The Buels have used a rich trove of documents to tell the story of a Connecticut woman, Mary Fish Silliman (1736'"1818), whose adventures illuminate the day-to-day realities of living through the American Revolution.... (read more)

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From Eve To Dawn, History of Women in the World, Volume II (07 Edition)
From Eve To Dawn, History of Women in the World, Volume II (07 Edition)
by Marilyn French
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Analyzing feudalism in Europe and Japan and European expropriation of lands and peoples across the globe, Marilyn French poses a provocative question: how and why did women, with no power or independence, nourish and preserve the family unit and their... (read more)

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History of Women in the West Volume 1
History of Women in the West Volume 1
by Georges Duby
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A bold new enterprise that will no doubt stand as a milestone in European history. Anne Pons - L... (read more)

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Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
by Suzanne Lebsock
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In this book, which has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century?Focusing on Petersburg... (read more)

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Women in Medieval English Society (New Studies in Economic and Social History)
Women in Medieval English Society (New Studies in Economic and Social History)
by Mavis E Mate
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Our understanding of the lives and roles of medieval women has changed dramatically in recent years. Far from being background characters of the middle ages, women often wielded an influence beyond their expected station. Many women fortunate enough to... (read more)

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The Book of the City of Ladies (Penguin Classics)
The Book of the City of Ladies (Penguin Classics)
by Christine De Pizan
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Christine de Pizan (c.1364-1430) was France's first professional woman of letters. Her pioneering Book of the City of Ladies begins when, feeling frustrated and miserable after reading a male writer's tirade against women, Christine has a dreamlike... (read more)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Great Ideas)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Penguin Great Ideas)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-97) was an educational, political and feminist writer who early in her life worked as a companion, teacher and governess. In 1788 she settled in London as a translator and reader for the publisher Joseph Johnson, becoming part... (read more)

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, the Wollstonecraft Debate, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, the Wollstonecraft Debate, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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The text of the work remains that of Wollstonecraft's second edition of 1792, for scholarship has vindicated that choice. The annotations have been greatly expanded. Backgrounds documents more fully the early concern for women's education, with important... (read more)

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Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Gender and American Culture)
Captain Ahab Had a Wife: New England Women and the Whalefishery, 1720-1870 (Gender and American Culture)
by Lisa Norling
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Gracefully written. William and Mary Quarterly A thorough and penetrating history. Sea History [This book] gives a larger, more nuanced picture of whaling behind the scenes than anywhere else I know of. American Studies A signal achievement in American... (read more)

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Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
Glory, Passion, and Principle: The Story of Eight Remarkable Women at the Core of the American Revolution
by Melissa Luke Bohrer
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The heroism of the females of the American Revolution has gone from memory with the generation that witnessed it, and nothing, absolutely nothing, remains upon the ear of the young of the present day. -- Charles Francis Adams John Adams, Thomas Jefferson,... (read more)

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A History of Women in the West, Volume II: Silences of the Middle Ages
A History of Women in the West, Volume II: Silences of the Middle Ages
by Georges Duby
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Drawing on myriad sources--from the faint traces left by the rocking cradle at the site of an early medieval home to an antique illustration of Eve's fall from grace--this second volume in the celebrated series offers new perspectives on women of the... (read more)

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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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“Roberts has uncovered hundreds of personal anecdotes and woven them together in a single, suspenseful narrative with great skill.” Washington Post Book... (read more)

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Women in the Classical World: Image & Text
Women in the Classical World: Image & Text
by Elaine Fantham
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"A much needed book which synthesizes text and image very effectively for undergraduates."--Wendy Slatkin, University of Redlands "Well-written and well-organized text. Good use of artistic and archaeological evidence."--Thea Smith, University of... (read more)

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Women Warriors: A History
Women Warriors: A History
by David Jones
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Reprint of the 1997 work in which cultural anthropologist Jones looks at women in the military and in wars and battles throughout history and around the world, presenting stories of women soldiers, leaders, pirates, outlaws, and terrorists in ancient... (read more)

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A History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes (Women in the West)
A History of Women in the West, Volume III: Renaissance and the Enlightenment Paradoxes (Women in the West)
by Georges Duby
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The third volume of this excellent series explores women's position in the socioeconomic world of the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries...The essays are unique in that they use evidence and ideals that are particular to women. This volume is a first-... (read more)

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Women in Medieval History & Historiography
Women in Medieval History & Historiography
by Susan Mosher Stuard
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What was the status of women in the Middle Ages? How have women fared in the hands of historians? And, what is the current state of research about women in the Middle Ages? Susan Mosher Stuard and contributors address these questions.... (read more)

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The creation of feminist consciousness :from the Middle Ages to eighteen-seventy
The creation of feminist consciousness :from the Middle Ages to eighteen-seventy
by Gerda Lerner
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The Creation of Patriarchy (1986) is v.1, and the present volume completes the set (LC has mistakenly identified the set as a series). Lerner studies how women have been affected, marginalized, by the construction of recorded History (as... (read more)

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Underside of History: A View of Women Through Time, Vol. 2
Underside of History: A View of Women Through Time, Vol. 2
by Elise Boulding
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See previous entry. Volume 2 moves from the first millenium to the current time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Riding the Nightmare
Riding the Nightmare
by Selma R. Williams
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Shows how myths, folk art, popular tracts, church dogma, and politics linked up during the decline of agrarian society to shape the craze that sent as many as a million people--90% of them women--to the gallows. Annotation c. Book News, Inc... (read more)

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