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Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony

By: Harper, Ida Husted

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ayer Company Publishers, Inc.: 1998

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2273997

ISBN: 0405001029

Condition: Good


Reissue. Ink underlining and marginalia, Susan B. Anthony house bookmark laid in, faint stain to base of last few pages of third volume. 1998 Hard Cover. Complete three volume set. xxiv, 513, [1]; xi, [2], 515-1070; xvii, [1], 1111-1633, [1] pp. 8vo. A biography of the important advocate for women's suffrage, reprinted from a copy in the Columbia University Libraries. View more info

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Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes

By: Hartman, Mary S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Robson Books: 1985

Seller ID: 2285583

ISBN: 0860513432

Condition: Near Fine


Sticker on rear wrapper. 1985 Trade Paperback. x, 318 pp. The image of Victorian womanhood -- that of respectable, middle-class mother and wife -- will be shattered far all who read Mary Hartman's fascinating and often shocking account of the lives of thirteen French and English women accused of murder. Her carefully researched and vividly dramatic investigation of why these thirteen women took such direct and desperate action gives a unique view of life behind the closed curtains of Victorian drawingroom society. View more info

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Mary Magdalen: Myth and Metaphor

By: Haskins, Susan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269905

ISBN: 0002155354

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped, jacket flaps taped to paste-down endpapers. 1993 Hard Cover. xxii, 518 pp. This book distinguishes the real Mary from the mythical one she became and traces her story over nearly 2000 years. One of the most controversial and least understood figures in the history of early Christianity is here presented in the multifarious guises with which art & religion have clothed her. View more info

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Daughters of Britannia: The Lives and Times of Diplomatic Wives

By: Hickman, Katie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1999

Seller ID: 2263610

ISBN: 0060188626

Condition: Near Fine


Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1999 Hard Cover. xxviii, 321 pp. In an absorbing mixture of poignant biography and wonderfully entertaining social history, Daughters of Britannia offers the story of diplomatic life as it has never been told before. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Vita Sackville-West and Lady Diana Cooper are among the wellknown wives of diplomats who represented Britain in the far-flung corners of the globe. Yet, despite serving such crucial roles, the vast majority of these women are entirely unknown to history. Who was Mrs Vigor, gossiping from St Petersburg in the 1730s about the ... View more info

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Women and Love: A Cultural Revolution in Progress

By: Hite, Shere

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275578

ISBN: 0394530527

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor closed tear on jacket rear panel, jacket edges lightly bumped, jacket faintly toned. 1987 Hard Cover. xliii, 922 pp. The culmination of the Hite Report trilogy, this massive, potentially controversial work is a zealous indictment of men's attitudes toward love and domination and condescension shown in their behavior toward women: Men need to create a new style of relationships with women. Right now, men's idea of the 'male' way of life as heroic and courageous is in direct conflict with their treatment of women, their frequent lack of emotional development in personal... View more info

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Woman's Life in Colonial Days

By: Holliday, Carl

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Corner House Publishers: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289102

ISBN: 0879280034

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine previously reinforced with tape, sticker on rear jacket panel, front jacket panel rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1982 Hard Cover. xvi, 319 pp. 1982 reissue of 1922 original. What was life like for women in the American colonies? This classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, the author thoroughly depicts the lives of women in the New England and Southern colonies. View more info

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Mother, Aunt Susan and Me: The First Fight for Women's Rights

By: Jacobs, William Jay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 2276282

ISBN: 0698204808

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jacket. Jacket rubbed with a few tears repaired on reverse, ink name on front endpaper, related correspondence laid in. 1979 Hard Cover. 61, [3] pp. 8vo. Illustrated with black-and-white prints and photographs. Sixteen-year-old Harriot Stanton highlights the activities of her mother and her mother's friend Susan B. Anthony in their effort to win equal rights for women. View more info

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Beauty and the Beasts: Woman, Ape and Evolution

By: Jahme, Carole

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Soho: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205838

ISBN: 1569472319

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few light smudges to top page ridge. Near fine. Near Fine. 2001 Hard Cover. x, 406 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. Animal magnetism . . . or a disturbance in the field? What is it with female primatologists and their chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas? The sheer number of women in this field is startling, as are the dangers they risk pursuing their beloved subjects. Fiercely dedicated and devoted, they go to remarkable lengths to conduct their studies and to protect their great apes from poachers, revolutions, and human contamination. It is an impressive array of... View more info

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The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement

By: Jeffrey, Julie Roy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1998

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291146

ISBN: 0807847410

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Light sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 1998 Trade Paperback. xii, 311 pp. By focusing on male leaders of the abolitionist movement, historians have often overlooked the great grassroots army of women who also fought to eliminate slavery. Here, Julie Roy Jeffrey explores the involvement of ordinary women--black and white--in the most significant reform movement prior to the Civil War. She offers a complex and compelling portrait of antebellum women's activism, tracing its changing contours over time. For more than three decades, women raised money, carried petitions, created p... View more info

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A White House Diary (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series Book Seventeen [17])

By: Johnson, Lady Bird [Claudia Alta]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Texas Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291388

ISBN: 0292717490

Condition: Very Good


First printing of this 2007 reissue. Front corner faintly bumped. ix, [1], 806 pp. A memoir about being the First Lady during a tumultuous presidency, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Originally published in 1970, A White House Diary is Lady Bird Johnson's intimate, behind-the-scenes account of Lyndon Johnson's presidency from November 22, 1963, to January 20, 1969. Beginning with the tragic assassination of John F. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson records the momentous events of her times, including the Great Society's War on Poverty, the national civil rights and social protest movements, ... View more info

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I Am a Factory Girl: Documents of Lowell's 19th Century Working Women

By: Karabatsos, Lewis T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities:

Seller ID: 2203486

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear to sleeve. Fourteen facsimiles of original documents related to women working in the Lowell mills, with typewritten transcriptions, a historical introduction, and a selected bibliography, in a printed publisher's sleeve. View more info

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Swinging from My Heels: Confessions of an LPGA Star

By: Kim, Christina; Shipnuck, Alan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 2010

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288718

ISBN: 1608190889

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Signed by author with inscription, Heather, Thank you so much for what you do for the game and for photography! Enjoy the ride! Christina Kim. An excellent copy. 2010 Hard Cover. x, 228 pp. Christina Kim is the brashest, bawdiest, funniest player on the Ladies Professional Golf Association tour. Golf fans know her for her colorful wardrobe, even more colorful on-course antics, and an explosive game. But in this rollicking account of the 2009 season, Kim invites readers deep into her life, providing an intimate diary of a young woman's struggles on and off the golf course, and ... View more info

Image for First Person: Canada's First Woman Senator - A Biography of Cairine Wilson [with] Three Signed Letters from the Author to a Contributor of Source Material

First Person: Canada's First Woman Senator - A Biography of Cairine Wilson [with] Three Signed Letters from the Author to a Contributor of Source Material

By: Knowles, Valerie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Dundurn Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2275902

ISBN: 1550020293

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Laid in are three letters (two TLSs, one ALS) from the author to Hella Street, asking for and thanking Mrs. Street for her assistance in providing letters that were used as a source for this work. Mrs. Street is cited in the 'unpublished sources' section of Knowles's bibliography. Hella Street was the wife of Julian Street, Jr., and this volume was acquired along with a collection of other books from Street's personal library. Also laid in is an envelope sent from Ottawa to Connecticut, and a photocopy of an October 29, 1988 review of the book in The Globe and Mail. Street's nam... View more info

Image for The First English Actresses, from the Initial Appearance of Women on the Stage in 1660 till 1700 (The Players' Series: Monographs of the Stage and Its People - Volume 1)

The First English Actresses, from the Initial Appearance of Women on the Stage in 1660 till 1700 (The Players' Series: Monographs of the Stage and Its People - Volume 1)

By: Lanier, Henry Wysham

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York: The Players: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2174277

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, one of 750 copies (colophon unnumbered). Spine faded. 1930 Hard Cover. 104 pp. Frontispiece, portraits and reproductions of illustrations and documents in text, 18 plates altogether. Cloth spine & corners, paper over boards, printed on watermarked Arcadian paper, gold leaf endpapers. A history of the earliest women dramatic performers, following a long tradition of men playing the roles of female characters. View more info

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Love, Eleanor: Eleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends

By: Lash, Joseph P.; Roosevelt, Jr., Franklin D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201920

ISBN: 038517053X

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Ink name to front endpaper. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 534 pp. With a foreword by Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. This collection of Eleanor Roosevelt's letters reveals her insecurities about becoming First Lady, her thoughts and feelings about the Depression, World War II, and national affairs and includes a commentary by the editor View more info

Image for Edith Pechey-Phipson, M.D.: The Story of England's Foremost Pioneering Woman Doctor

Edith Pechey-Phipson, M.D.: The Story of England's Foremost Pioneering Woman Doctor

By: Lutzker, Edythe; Hakim, Sohrab A.E.; Patuk, Dina

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Exposition Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161059

ISBN: 0682475971

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Jacket faded, jacket edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, ink name on front endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. xviii, 259 pp. 8vo. An account of the life of Edith Pechey-Phipson, an early woman doctor in England, and a notable humanitarian and champion of women's rights. Bibliography and index follow text. View more info

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Of Women and Their Elegance

By: Mailer, Norman; Greene, Milton H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201145

ISBN: 067124020X

Condition: Good


First edition. Remainder mark, pages toned. Front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket toned. 1980 Large Hardcover. 288 pp. Photographs by Milton H. Greene. ...a fictional autobiography and a work of art. Norman Mailer has set out to recreate the mind, the thoughts, the feelings, the life of Marilyn Monroe, as if she herself were talking in her own recognizable tone of voice, about the most intimate moments of her private life. This portrait of Marilyn is intensified by the startling photographs of her friend, the photographer and movie producer Milton Greene, whose work, in harmony with Mailer's... View more info

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Women of the Celts

By: Markale, Jean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Inner Traditions International: 1986

Seller ID: 2295000

ISBN: 0892811501

Condition: Near Fine


Page ridge lightly foxed. 1986 Trade Paperback. 315 pp. Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern attitudes toward women. View more info

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Women in Exile: Wives of the Decembrists

By: Mazour, Anatole G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Diplomatic Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283759

ISBN: 0910512191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1975 Hard Cover. x, 134, [4] pp. 8vo. An account of the Decembrist movement that tried to block Nicholas I's ascension as tsar of Russia in 1825, with a focus on the wives of the revolutionaries. View more info

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The Female Portrait in Russian Art (12th - Early 20th Centuries)

By: Mochalov, L.; Barabanova, N.; Mochalov, L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Aurora Art Publishers: 1974

Seller ID: 2291656

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned. 1974 Large Hardcover. 232, [2] pp. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4. This album presents the finest portrayals of Russian women, dating from the 12th to the 20th centuries. Along with the celebrated paintings housed in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the Russian Museum and the Hermitage in Leningrad, some works from the museums of Kiev and Yerevan are also reproduced. In his introductory article Lev Mochalov, the distinguished Soviet art historian and writer, traces the evolution of female portrayals in Russian painting. View more info

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Seed: A Novel of Birth Control

By: Norris, Charles G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine edges bumped, pages toned, small stain to page edge corner, ink name on front endpaper. 1930 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436 pp. A novel about birth control, taking place during the years 1890-1930. View more info

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Seed [A Novel of Birth Control]

By: Norris, Charles G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Triangle Books: 1940

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263120

ISBN: 0322039150

Condition: Very Good


Light spots on spine, boards lightly rubbed, page ridges faintly foxed, pages lightly toned. 1940 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 436 pp. A novel about birth control, taking place during the years 1890-1930. View more info

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Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800

By: Norton, Mary Beth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283527

ISBN: 0316612529

Condition: Very Good


Page ridges faintly foxed. 1980 Trade Paperback. xvi, 384 pp. From the Blurb: Liberty's Daughters, the first book to explore the impact of the American Revolution on women, dramatically refutes the widely held belief that colonial women enjoyed a golden age of equality with men before drifting off into Victorian helplessness. Citing the letters, diaries, poems, and other writings of eighteenth-century Americans, prize-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reveals that colonial men and women actually disparaged feminine duties. In the latter part of the book Norton concludes that the Revolution ha... View more info

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Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women Born Before Rosie Started Riveting

By: Nugent, Patricia A.; Bouyea, Joyce Hunt; Daggs, Carol R.; Riedman-Dangler, Ginny; Dodge, Constance A.; Fedoruk, Cathy; Ghent, Nadia; Ann, Zoe; Gonza, Christensen; Hamelink, Crystal S.; Ikins, Rachael Z.; Jackel, Donna; Lanci, Catherine Ruggiero; O'Callag

Price: $10.99

Publisher: Journal Arts Press: 2017

Seller ID: 2207986

ISBN: 0578199491

Condition: New


115 pp. "Before They Were Our Mothers was conceived when editor Patricia A. Nugent realized, at her mother’s funeral, that she knew very little about her mother’s life before her mother was her mother. She’d never asked; her mother had never offered. Nugent deeply regretted missing the opportunity to know her mother better. But that window had closed. To help others avoid similar remorse, she compiled this anthology of real-life stories about women before they were mothers. In addition to deeply evocative first-person accounts, Before They Were Our Mothers offers readers a personal histo... View more info

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A History of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10

By: Oneal, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196592

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Spine lightly cocked, spine edges rubbed, light stain to front cover, pages toned, ink name on front endpaper, pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. xii, 450 pp. It is with a profound sense of gratification that the Executive Board of Local 10 has been able to publish this history of the organization for the membership. To make the occasion of the celebration of its twenty-five years of existence a memorable one, neither money nor effort has been spared to make this history of our local the most thorough one of this kind that has been published in this co... View more info

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Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline

By: Ong, Aihwa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1987

Seller ID: 1795025

ISBN: 0887063810

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. 268 pp. This work ... remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism ... [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and ... View more info

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Socio-Economic Political Status and Women & Law in Pakistan

By: Patel, Rashida

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Faiza Publishers: 1991

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289603

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed & signed by author on front endpaper ('To Anne Walker, International Womens' Tribune Center, USA, With regards, Rashida Patel, Toronto 5-9-92'). Front hinge reinforced with tape by previous owner, fore edge lightly foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. 270 pp. 8vo. The first part of the book focuses on the dual picture of women in Pakistan, with the back drop of the law governing their lives, particularly discriminatory and detrimental laws. It is an in-depth study of the social, cultural, religious and political influences on the lived of Pakistani women. It discusses the circumstances and statis... View more info

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Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business

By: Plitt, Jane R.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2198935

ISBN: 0815606389

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Signed by author with inscription: To Dawn, Thank you for your support. What a great ---. May your dreams come true too! Jane Plitt 6/05. Light stains to page edges. 2000 Hard Cover. xviii, 184 pp. The story of how entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper created America's first retail franchise network, a radical new business model that encouraged other women to own businesses, to enrich themselves spiritually and financially, and even to marry - all on their own terms. View more info

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Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business

By: Plitt, Jane R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200468

ISBN: 0815606389

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Inscribed and signed by author on title page (To Rebecca & Tresle, Women can achieve, Dare to dream! May yours come true! Jane Plitt') Tiny spot on page ridge. 2000 Hard Cover. xviii, 184 pp. The story of how entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper created America's first retail franchise network, a radical new business model that encouraged other women to own businesses, to enrich themselves spiritually and financially, and even to marry - all on their own terms. Keywords: JANE R PLITT MARTHA MATILDA HARPER AMERICAN DREAM HOW ONE WOMAN CHANGED FACE OF MODERN BUSINESS BIOGRAPHY SIGNED... View more info

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Martha Matilda Harper and the American Dream: How One Woman Changed the Face of Modern Business

By: Plitt, Jane R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 2000

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2267182

ISBN: 0815606389

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('To Sarah, Dare to dream! Jane R. Plitt'). Top edge lightly foxed. 2000 Hard Cover. xviii, 184 pp. The story of how entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper created America's first retail franchise network, a radical new business model that encouraged other women to own businesses, to enrich themselves spiritually and financially, and even to marry - all on their own terms. View more info