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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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Mothers of the Nation: Women's Political Writing in England, 17801830 (Studies in Continental Thought)
Mothers of the Nation: Women's Political Writing in England, 17801830 (Studies in Continental Thought)
by Anne K Mellor
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British women writers were enormously influential in the creation of public opinion and political ideology during the years from 1780 to 1830. Anne Mellor demonstrates the many ways in which they attempted to shape British public policy and cultural... (read more)

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Parlor Politics (P) (Jeffersonian America)
Parlor Politics (P) (Jeffersonian America)
by Catherine Allgor
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When Thomas Jefferson moved his victorious Republicanadministration into the new capital city in 1801, one of his first acts was toabolish any formal receptions, except on New Year's Day and the Fourth of July. Hissuccessful campaign for the presidency... (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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Wisdom from the Middle Ages for Middle-Aged Women
Wisdom from the Middle Ages for Middle-Aged Women
by Lisa B Hamilton
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As this useful collection of writings proves, Medieval mystics have much wisdom to offer contemporary middle-aged women grappling with empty nests, evolving careers, spiritual growth, and physical issues.... (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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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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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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The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men (Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)
by Moderata Fonte
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Gender equality and the responsibility of husbands and fathers: issues that loom large today had currency in Renaissance Venice as well, as evidenced by the publication in 1600 of The Worth of Women by Moderata Fonte. Moderata Fonte was the pseudonym of... (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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Examination of the evidence and major issues and debates deciding the position of women in medieval society.... (read more)

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Women, Production, & Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities
Women, Production, & Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities
by Martha C Howell
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In this bold reinterpretation of Women's changing labor status during the late medieval and early modern period, Martha C. Howell argues that women's work was the product of the intersection of two systems, one cultural and one economic. Howell shows... (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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The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in the United States, 1630-1970
The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in the United States, 1630-1970
by Glenna Matthews
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And Matthews brings the narrative to the 1970s, detailing the growing presence of women in American politics-from the suffrage marches of the early twentieth century, to the courageous stands women took during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. A... (read more)

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Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620
Working Women in English Society, 1300-1620
by Marjorie Mcintosh
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This is an important new study of English women's participation in the market economy from 1300 to 1620.... (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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Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America
Over the Threshold: Intimate Violence in Early America
by Christine Daniels
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"Over the Threshold" is the first in-depth work to explore the topic of intimate violence in the American colonies and the early Republic. The essays examine domestic violence in both urban and frontier environments, between husbands and wives, parents... (read more)

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Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History)
Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe (New Approaches to European History)
by Merry E Wiesner
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'This is a major new textbook, designed for students in all disciplines seeking an introduction to the very latest research on all aspects of women\'s lives in Europe from 1500 to 1750, and on the development of the notions of masculinity and femininity.... (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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