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Lucy Stone: A Life
Lucy Stone: A Life
by Sally G Mcmillen
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In the rotunda of the nation's Capital a statue pays homage to three famous nineteenth-century American women suffragists: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott. "Historically," the inscription beneath the marble statue notes... (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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First Generations: Women in Colonial America
First Generations: Women in Colonial America
by Carol Berkin
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Carol Berkin's multicultural history reconstructs the lives of American women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries-women from European, African, and Native backgrounds-and examines their varied roles as wives, mothers, household managers, laborers,... (read more)

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Warrior Queens
Warrior Queens
by Antonia Fraser
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Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
by Michelle Roehm Mccann
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andlt;b andgt;and#8220;Young women looking for inspiration will surely find itand#8221; (andlt;i andgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;) in these profiles of forty-six movers and shakers who made their mark before they turned twenty.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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Uppity Women of Ancient Times
Uppity Women of Ancient Times
by Vicki Leon
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In a witty and informative way, Vicki Leon profiles 150 women who made their mark around the Mediterranean between 2800 B.C. and 450 A.D.--3,200 years of history from a female vantage point. Among those featured are the Assyrian queen of Babylon who is... (read more)

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Women in World History: Volume 2: Readings from 1500 to the Present
Women in World History: Volume 2: Readings from 1500 to the Present
by Sarah S Hughes
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Examining selected societies in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, this uniquely designed history discusses political and economic issues; marriage practices, motherhood, and enslavement; religious beliefs and spiritual development. It includes well... (read more)

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To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790
To Be Useful to the World: Women in Revolutionary America, 1740-1790
by Joan R Gundersen
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Offering an interpretation of the Revolutionary period that places women at the center, Joan R. Gundersen provides a synthesis of the scholarship on women's experiences during the era as well as a nuanced understanding that moves beyond a view of the war... (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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Sacred Prostitution and Marriage by Capture
Sacred Prostitution and Marriage by Capture
by G S Wake
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Content: sacred prostitution; marriage by capture; marriage among primitive peoples; origin of serpent worship.... (read more)

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Vindication of the Rights of Woman (92 Edition)
Vindication of the Rights of Woman (92 Edition)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was an instant success, turning its thirty-three-year-old author into a minor celebrity. A pioneering work of early feminism that extends to women the Enlightenment principle of "the... (read more)

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The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London
The Wealth of Wives: Women, Law, and Economy in Late Medieval London
by Barbara A. Hanawalt
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London became an international center for import and export trade in the late Middle Ages. The export of wool, the development of luxury crafts and the redistribution of goods from the continent made London one of the leading commercial cities of Europe.... (read more)

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Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love
Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love
by R Howard Bloch
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Until now the advent of Western romantic love has been seen as a liberation from—or antidote to—ten centuries of misogyny. In this major contribution to gender studies, R. Howard Bloch demonstrates how similar the ubiquitous... (read more)

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Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the Wrongs of Woman, A, or Maria, a Longman Cultural Edition (Longman Cultural Edition)
Vindication of the Rights of Woman and the Wrongs of Woman, A, or Maria, a Longman Cultural Edition (Longman Cultural Edition)
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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From Longman's Cultural Editions series, Wollstonecraft, edited by Anne K. Mellor and Noelle Chao, for the first time pairs Wollstonecraft’s feminist tract, the first in English letters, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, with her unfinished... (read more)

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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister: (1791-1840)
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister: (1791-1840)
by Anne Lister
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"The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history: they changed everything. By resurrecting them and editing them with such loving attention and intelligence, Helena Whitbread has earned the gratitude of a whole generation."  &... (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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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 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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Volume III of A History of Women draws a richly detailed picture of women in early modern Europe, considering them in a context of work, marriage, and family. At the heart of this volume is "woman" as she appears in a wealth of representations, from... (read more)

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Vindication of the Rights of Woman & Sub
Vindication of the Rights of Woman & Sub
by Mary Wollstonecraft
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After considering the historic page, and viewing the living world with anxious solicitude, the most melancholy emotions of sorrowful indignation have depressed my spirits, and I have sighed when obliged to confess, that either nature has made a great... (read more)

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