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Women of the Klondike

By: Backhouse, Frances; Berton, Pierre

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Whitecap Books: 1997

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2284432

ISBN: 1551103753

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Minor general wear. 1997 Trade Paperback. xi, 212 pp. Here are the stories of those fascinatingly diverse women -- entrepreneurs, domestics, nuns, doctors, nurses, and journalists -- who played a critical role in the Klondike gold rush at the turn of the century. View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203727

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Spine slightly cocked, page ridges foxed.Jacket creased. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 478 pp. In her poetry, fiction, essays, and public statements, Laura Riding tackled Freud, feminism, communism, language and belief, sexuality, and the coming of age of the American dream. Her range of associations includes writers such as Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren. Now comes a brilliantly original biography of her life. 16 pages of photographs.Keywords: DEBORAH BAKER IN EXTREMIS LIFE OF LAURA RIDING BIOGRAPHY LITERARY... View more info

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Anonymous was a Woman: A Celebration in Words and Images of Traditional American Art -- and the Women Who Made It

By: Bank, Mirra

Price: $8.00

Publisher: St. Martins' Griffin: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287363

ISBN: 0312134304

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. An excellent copy. 1995 Soft Cover. 128 pp. In print since it was first published in 1979, this book is a glorious collection of American folk art by ordinary women of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Filled with beautiful four-color reproductions of samplers, quilts, paintings, and needle-pictures along with excerpts from diaries and letters, sampler verse, books, and magazines of the period, Anonymous Was a Woman celebrates the daily experiences and inner lives of women who, in acts of love and duty, created many masterpieces of American folk art. View more info

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Genesee Valley Women: 1743-1985

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2286760

ISBN: 0960813225

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on title page. Owner bookplate inside front wrapper. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Includes accounts of Mary Jemison, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, the Fox Sisters, and many others. Most of the more than forty women whose stories appear here have made no more than footnotes in traditional history books, but nearly all lived lives of quiet greatness. Some through their courageous tenacity were enablers and, while not themselves having power, empowered others. Some struggled for self-realization and overcame bar... View more info

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Genesee Valley Women: 1743-1985

By: Beale, Irene A.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill Press: 1984

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291954

ISBN: 0960813225

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers faintly rubbed. 1984 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Includes accounts of Mary Jemison, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, the Fox Sisters, and many others. Most of the more than forty women whose stories appear here have made no more than footnotes in traditional history books, but nearly all lived lives of quiet greatness. Some through their courageous tenacity were enablers and, while not themselves having power, empowered others. Some struggled for self-realization and overcame barriers independently. In a sense, nearly all were pioneers. View more info

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One Hundred Women's Stage Monologues from the 1980's

By: Beard, Jocelyn A.; Near, Timothy

Price: $6.00

Publisher: A Smith and Kraus Book: 1991

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2285140

ISBN: 0962272299

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1991 Trade Paperback. xx, 195 pp. THE comprehensive monologue book for women from the brilliant theatre of the 1980's. Including selections from: Fool For Love by Sam Shepard, The Loman Family Picnic by Donald Margulies, Quartermaine's Terms by Simon Gray, Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill, The Widow's Blind Date by Israel Horovitz, The Cocktail Hour by A.R. Gurney, Aristocrats by Brian Friel, Reckless by Craig Lucas. View more info

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The Female World: A Brilliant Exploration of a Previously Uncharted Region--the Special World of Women

By: Bernard, Jessie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Free Press: 1981

Edition: 2nd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202132

ISBN: 0029030005

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Signed by author and inscribed: For Elizabeth O'Hera with best regards, Jessie Bernard 10/19/81. Edges very lightly rubbed.Crease to front and rear wrapper of jacket and jacket spine. 1981 Hard Cover. x, 614 pp. A sociological look at the sphere of women examines its patterns and trends, compares it with the world of men, and relates both concepts to politics and economics.Keywords: JESSIE BERNARD FEMALE WORLD BRILLIANT EXPLORATION PREVIOUSLY UNCHARTED REGION SPECIAL WORLD OF WOMEN WOMENS STUDIES SOCIOLOGY HISTORY PSYCHOLOGY View more info

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They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

By: Blanton, DeAnne; Cook, Lauren M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Civil War Library: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2266415

ISBN: 1400033152

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Faint smudge on front wrapper, spine lightly creased and lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. xiii, 277 pp. “Albert Cashier” served three years in the Union Army and passed successfully as a man until 1911 when the aging veteran was revealed to be a woman named Jennie Hodgers. Frances Clayton kept fighting even after her husband was gunned down in front of her at the Battle of Murfreesboro. And more than one soldier astonished “his” comrades-in-arms by giving birth in camp. This lively and authoritative book opens a hitherto neglected chapter of Civil War history, tell... View more info

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Nerves: A Novel

By: Boyd, Blanche M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Daughters, Inc.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201035

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Signed by author without inscription. Top edge lightly foxed. 1973 Trade Paperback. 169 pp. Author's first book. Diane Hamilton comes of age in a world peopled by troubled women. Not that these are weak women, but they are women who have tried to face life down and failed. Nerves is a novel of generations of women--mother, daughter, aunt, friend of the family. Diane is the strength we all have in adolescence and the fear we felt of growing up female and defeated. It is rare to find a book that explores the tension this creates between mother and daughter.-... View more info

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America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

By: Bradford, Sarah

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268749

ISBN: 0141002204

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine and front wrapper creased. 2001 Trade Paperback. x, 500 pp. Black & white photographs. Acclaimed biographer Sarah Bradford explores the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the woman who has captivated the public for more than five decades, in a definitive portrait that is both sympathetic and frank. With an extraordinary range of candid interviews—many with people who have never spoken in such depth on record before—Bradford offers new insights into the woman behind the public persona. She creates a coherent picture out of Jackie’s tumultuous and cosmopolitan life... View more info

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Wild Women in the Whirlwind: Afra-American Culture and the Contemporary Literary Renaissance

By: Braxton, Joanne M.; Mclaughlin, Andree Nicola

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1990

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1891527

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Faint stain on page ridge. 1990 Trade Paperback. 470 pp. Pays an impressive tribute to the new renaissance in African-American literature. --New York Times Book Review The cultural and literary achievements of black American women are examined and celebrated in some 20 enjoyable, erudite essays by prominent scholars, critics, and activists. --Publishers Weekly This book is the first comprehensive collection of critical and theoretical essays to explore the literary and multi-cultural traditions of Black American women in many genres over a broad span of time. The essays explore c... View more info

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She Hath Done What She Could: A History of Women's Participation in the Church of the Brethren

By: Brubaker, Pamela

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Brethren Press: 1985

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1540468

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Lightly rubbed. 1985 Trade Paperback. 222 pp. Captures the heart-beat of Brethren women in their struggle for personal worth. View more info

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A Dirty, Filthy Book: The Writings of Charles Knowlton and Annie Besant on Reproductive Physiology and Birth Control and an Account of the Bradlaugh-Besant Trial

By: Chandrasekhar, S.; Knowlton, Charles; Besant, Annie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203718

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 217 pp. I say that this is a dirty, filthy book, and the test of it is that no human being would allow that book on his table, no decently educated English husband would allow even his wife to have it. Such was the uncompromising pronouncement of Sir Hardinge Gifford, Her Majesty's Solicitor General, who in 1877 prosecuted Charles Bradlaugh and Annie Besant for publishing Dr. Charles Knowlton's Fruits of Philosophy.Knowlton's work was the first American medical handbook on contraception. It had become an incredibly popular book a... View more info

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America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines

By: Collins, Gail

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272348

ISBN: 0060959819

Condition: Very Good


Remainder mark, pages faintly toned. 2004 Trade Paperback. xvii, 556 pp. From the women peering worriedly over the side of the Mayflower to feminists having a grand old time protesting beauty pageants and bridal fairs, America's Women tells the story of how women shaped the nation and our vision of what it means to be female in America. Spanning wars, the pioneering days, the fight for suffrage, the Depression, the era of Rosie the Riveter, the civil rights movement, and the feminist rebellion of the 1970s, this book describes the way women's lives were altered by dress fashions, medical advan... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson's Granddaughter in Queen Victoria's England: The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838-1839

By: Coolidge, Ellen Wayles; Birle, Ann Lucas; Francavilla, Lisa A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Historical Society / Thomas Jefferson Foundation / University of Virginia Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265422

ISBN: 1936520028

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by both editors without inscription on title page. 2011 Hard Cover. xliii, [5], 416 pp. 8vo. Ellen Wayles Coolidge arrived in London in June 1838 at the advent of Queen Victoria’s reign?the citizens were still celebrating the coronation. During her nine-month stay, Coolidge kept a diary that reveals the uncommon education of her youth, when she lived and studied at Monticello with her grandfather, Thomas Jefferson. London’s docks, theaters, parks, public buildings, and museums all come under Coolidge’s astute gaze as she and her husband, Joseph Coolidge Jr., travel ... View more info

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Women of the Shadows

By: Cornelisen, Ann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2159306

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Personal copy of Abraham A. Rothberg with his blind stamp on the title page. Rothberg was a Jewish author whose books reimagined traditional Jewish stories and legends, and touched on themes relevant to the diaspora. Ink gift note on front endpaper.Very Good. 1976 Hard Cover. 228 pp. 8vo. A study of the lives of several women in Naples, Italy, with photographs by the author. View more info

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Our Treacherous Hearts: Why Women Let Men Get Their Way

By: Coward, Rosalind

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Faber and Faber: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1540135

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Faintly rubbed.Very Good. 1992 Hard Cover. 206 pp. Women will remain exploited until they stop denying the bitter truth of their inferior positions and stop complying with their male exploiters, insists Coward, a British broadcaster, in this penetrating and wide-ranging analysis-cum-manifesto. She searches for the female feelings that, she believes, often go unacknowledged: the tendency to idealize men, to be manipulative, to play the victim, to enjoy the attention conferred by pregnancy and motherhood, and to collude in the notion that a woman is only ... View more info

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She Rode with the Generals: The True and Incredible Story of Sarah Emma Seelye, Alias Franklin Thompson

By: Dannett, Sylvia G.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1960

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2288925

Condition: Very Good


Signed by author with inscription, For Helen Seasonwein (?), whom I love and admire--Sylvia Dannett October 7, 1970. No jacket. Ink note on front endpaper. 1960 Hard Cover. 326 pp. Dust jacket notes: Sarah Emma Edmonds rode with the generals of the Civil War but her regiment thought she was a man and called her Franklin Thompson. In 1897 Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye was mustered into the George B. McClellan Post, No. 9, and thus became the only woman member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Hers is an incredible story but after years of research Sylvia G. L. Dannett has verified the truth of mos... View more info

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The Sexual Responsibility of Woman

By: Davis, Maxine

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Permabooks: 1959

Seller ID: 1794998

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Pages toned. 1959 Mass Market Paperback. 239 pp. From the back cover: this book reveals the obligations women must fulfill for joyous, uninhibited married love and shows them how best to encourage and satisfy their mates. View more info

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Founding Mothers: Women of America in the Revolutionary Era

By: De Pauw, Linda Grant

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279083

ISBN: 0395218969

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned, a few very minor tears along top edge of front jacket panel. 1975 Hard Cover. xi, 228 pp. Describes the daily lives, social roles, and contributions of women living during the Revolutionary period. View more info

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Farm to Factory: Women's Letters, 1830-1860

By: Dublin, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2206184

Condition: Near Fine


Spine toned. 1981 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 191 pp. Between 1820 and 1860, tens of thousands of single women left rural New England to work in the factory towns of the region. After a few years, they returned to the farm, moved west, or settled in the growing urban centres. In Farm to Factory, Thomas Dublin has selected letters from six of these women in order to provide a personal view of the first generation of American women employed for wages outside their own homes.CONTENTS: Illustrations, Acknowledgments, Introduction, The Hodgdon Letters, Letters ... View more info

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Colonial Dames and Good Wives

By: Earle, Alice Morse

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2280997

Condition: Good


Reissue. Jacket rubbed. 1962 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Gleaned from old letters, diaries, newspapers, books, and court records, this is a view of what life amoung our founding fathers was like for the ladies. View more info

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Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914

By: Engel, Barbara Alpern

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289561

ISBN: 0521442362

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minimal ink marks in text. Review letter and typed comment sheet laid in. This copy belonged to Professor Brenda Meehan of the University of Rochester, who specialized in Russian studies. 1994 Hard Cover. This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization... View more info

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Plotted, Shot, and Painted: Cultural Representations of Biblical Women (Gender, Culture, Theory 3) (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 215)

By: Exum, J. Cheryl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press: 1996

Seller ID: 1893368

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. 260 pp. 'This provocative collection of essays begins where Exum's earlier literary-feminist study, Fragmented Women, left off: with the questioning of the androcentric bias of the biblical text and with the aim of subverting its patriarchal perspective. It moves on to stake out new territory for feminist biblical criticism by considering what happens to biblical women in popular culture; in art and in film and by foregrounding questions about the ways gender interests affect interpretation and about the roles and responsibilities of commentators and ... View more info

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A Breath of Life: Feminism in the American Jewish Community

By: Fishman, Sylvia Barack

Price: $12.50

Publisher: The Free Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200974

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Faintly toned.Jacket spine edges lightly bumped, jacket lightly toned. 1993 Hard Cover. xii, 308 pp. Drawing on interviews with Jewish women from age 18 to 80, across the United States, as well on new demographic data, scholarship, literature and media, A Breath of Life explores contemporary options for Jewish women striving to combine community, family and individual needs. Fishman demonstrates the ways feminism has transformed both their secular and spiritual lives.Today's Jewish women, successfully availing themselves of the increased educational and occupational opportunitie... View more info

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The Warrior Queens

By: Fraser, Antonia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285916

ISBN: 0394549392

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear along top edge of jacket rear panel. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 383 pp. From Britain's Queen Boadicea to Elizabeth I, from Catherine the Great to the twentieth-century triumvirate of Meir, Gandhi and Thatcher - the paradox, the politics, the legend and the lives of the sovereign women who have led their nations in war. View more info

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The Women of Mormonism; or The Story of Polygamy as Told by the Victims Themselves

By: Froiseth, Jennie Andersen; Willard, Frances E.; Bacon, Leonard; Van Zile, P.T.; et al

Price: $35.00

Publisher: C.G.G. Paine: 1887

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2208474

Condition: Fair


Boards heavily stained, binding cocked, one plate loose, light moisture stain on fore-edge margin of just a few pages. Related article laid in. A good candidate for rebinding. 1887 Hard Cover. xviii, 416 pp. An indictment of Mormonism by various individuals. Includes general historical information about Mormons and Mormonism, critiques of polygamy, discussions of legal issues, and a brief account of Mormonism as it relates to women's suffrage. Originally published in 1882. View more info

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The Intelligence of Woman

By: George, W.L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276002

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint stain on top page ridge. 1916 Hard Cover. v, 244 pp. CONTENTS: The Intelligence of Woman; Feminist Intentions; Uniforms for Women; Woman and the Paint Pot; The Downfall of the Home; The Break-Up of the Family; Some Notes on Marriage. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Walter Lionel George (20 March 1882, Paris, France – 30 January 1926) was an English writer, chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labour themes. View more info

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MotherSongs: Poems for, by, and about Mothers

By: Gilbert, Sandra M.; Gubar, Susan; O'Hehir, Diana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287494

ISBN: 0393040399

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher slipcase. No jacket. An excellent copy in an excellent slipcase. 1995 Hard Cover. 380 pp. Includes publisher slipcase. A unique collection of verse about maternity and the celebration of motherhood, MotherSongs brings together for the first time a range of classic and contemporary poems from the United States, Great Britain, and Canada. The editors have included traditional ballads about maternity and courtly elegies for or by mothers as well as landmark nineteenth-century tributes to mothers and early twentieth-century meditations on motherhood. MotherSongs o... View more info

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Marie Curie: A Life

By: Giroud, Francoise; Davis, Lydia

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Holmes & Meier: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206144

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 291 pp. Perhaps the most illustrious women of her era, Marie Curie is well-known for her Nobel Prize-winning research in physics and chemistry and for her discovery with husband Pierre of polonium and radium. Less familiar is the complex character of this renowned woman. While grounding her work in a historical context, the author provides a fresh human perspective on the life of this famous yet enigmatic precursor of today's atomic scientists.KEYWORDS: FRANCOISE GIROUD LYDIA DAVIS MARIE CURIE BIOGRAPHY SCIENCE WOMENS STUDIES View more info