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Women in Socialist Society

By: Allendorf, Marlis; Michaelis-Jena, Ruth; Murray, Patrick

Price: $7.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1531820

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor surface tear to jacket spine base.Very Good. 1976 Large Hardcover. 218 pp. Translated from the German Die Frau im Sozialismus. An interesting intersection of two important social movements, showing the role of women in societies founded on socialist ideas. Numerous illustrations, many in color. CONTENTS: Preface; Dreams Which Became Reality: A Slave Forever?; Give Us Human Rights; Comfortable Home and Crowded Tenement; Chains of the Past; The Dawn; A... View more info

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Shaping New Vision: Gender and Values in American Culture

By: Atkinson, Clarissa W; Buchanan, Constance H.; Miles, Margaret R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UMI Research Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536260

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Sticker remnants on rear jacket panel.Very Good. 1987 Hard Cover. viii, 228 pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. Since 1973, a community of international feminist scholars has assembled each year at Harvard Divinity School to pursue a variety of questions about women and religion. The Harvard Women's Studies in Religion Series was created as a forum for presenting the research of these scholars. Under the general editorship of Clarissa W. Atkinson,... View more info

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The Pleasure of Her Text: Feminist Readings of Biblical and Historical Texts

By: Bach, Alice

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Trinity Press International: 1990

Seller ID: 1536452

Condition: Good


Ink underlining throughout text. 1990 Trade Paperback. 148 pp. A reexamination of captivating biblical and historical texts from various feminist viewpoints. In addition to the editor, contributors include Dory Previn, Mary Ann Tolbert, J. Cheryl Exum, Carole R. Fontaine, Ellen M. Ross, and Marth Reineke. A book by women--about women--for everyone! View more info

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In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding

By: Baker, Deborah

Price: $16.00

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 origin... View more info

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American Indian Women: Telling Their Lives

By: Bataille, Gretchen M.; Sands, Kathleen Mullen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1985

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2263284

ISBN: 0803211597

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1985 Hard Cover. ix, 209 pp. Indian women's autobiographies have been slighted because of the assumption that women had a secondary and insignificant role in Indian society. Gretchen M. Bataille and Kathleen Mullen Sands cogently demonstrate in this book the creative vitality of autobiographies that, despite differences in style and purpose, clarify the centrality of women in American Indian cultures. Included is a comprehensive... View more info

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Elegy For Iris

By: Bayley, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1531074

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Ink gift note on front endpaper.Very Good. 1999 Hard Cover. 275 pp. A melodious, affecting tribute to one of the greatest writers of her time--now stricken with Alzheimer's disease--by her devoted husband of over forty years. I was living in a fairy story--the kind with sinister overtones and not always a happy ending--in which a young man loves a beautiful maiden who returns his love but is always disappearing into some unknown a... View more info

Eine gebrochene Frau

By: Beauvoir, Simone de; Hengst, Ulla (Translator)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Rowohlt: 1972

Seller ID: 1523123

ISBN: 3499114895

Condition: Good


German text. 1972 printing. Wrappers rubbed, stain to top corner of page ridges (does not affect text), small tear on p. 36 (text still legible). 185 pp. German text. English title: The Woman Destroyed. A German translation of the work by the famous French existentialist writer and feminist advocate. 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 REG... 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-a... 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 g... 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 ... 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 ... 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 Ph... View more info

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Bound Feet & Western Dress

By: Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1531746

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap corner clipped, ink note on front endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. 215 pp. Alternates the stories of the author's great aunt, growing up in the years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist revolution, with the author's own search for identity, belonging, and her family heritage. View more info

Women, Passion & Celibacy

By: Cline, Sally

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Carol Southern Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536750

Condition: Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Ink underlining in text, jacket edges toned.Very Good. 1993 Hard Cover. 280 pp. Shows how women can learn to take risks, grow up, make decisions, live on her own, and value other women through celibacy, calling for a celebration of non-genital sexuality. View more info

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Hard Choices

By: Clinton, Hillary Rodham

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks: 2015

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2261809

ISBN: 1476751471

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. A nice copy. 2015 Trade Paperback. xiv, 535 pp. Hard Choices is a memoir of former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, published by Simon & Schuster in 2014, giving her account of her tenure in that position from 2009 to 2013. It also discusses some personal aspects of her life and career, including her feelings towards President Barack Obama following her 2008 presidential campaign loss to him. It is generally supportive of decisions m... 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... View more info

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Embodied Love: Sensuality and Relationship as Feminist Values

By: Cooey, Paula M.; Farmer, Sharon A.' Ross, Mary Ellen

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Harper & Row: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1536539

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. 241 pp. Bringing together established feminists with an emerging generation of new thinkers, this ground-breaking anthology addresses a diversity of ideological experiences -- Christian, Jewish, Goddess, and post-Christian -- and uniquely connects the theology and ethics to secular feminist theory. 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, park... View more info

The Invisible Epidemic: The Story of Women and AIDS

By: Corea, Gena

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1536749

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Lightly toned.Very Good. 1992 Hard Cover. 356 pp. A report on women and the AIDS epidemic uncovers the growing population of women infected with the virus and describes the many female activists, scientists, and caretakers who are working to keep the disease in check. 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... View more info

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Women in the World of Religion: From Pagan Priestesses to Ecunemical Delegates

By: Culver, Elsie Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1524771

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edge wear, jacket toned.Good. 1967 Hard Cover. 340 pp. This is the story of the ages-old battle of the sexes, filled with colorful personalities - all female, of course - and anecdotes about them. Mrs. Culver demonstrates what a gulf of ignorance separates what we think we know about women in religion and the role they have really played. 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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The German Women's Movement: The Social Role of Women in the 19th Century and the Emancipation Movement in Germany

By: Drewitz, Ingeborg (Editor); Brinker-Gabler, Gisela; Gerhard, Ute, et al

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hohwacht: 1983

Seller ID: 1521102

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1983 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. This book illustrates the winning of women's emancipation in Germany since the nineteenth century. Living writers - women - discuss the women who were the protagonists of the German Women's Movement, beginning with the period preceding the March Revolution of 1848, and moving on to the Empire, the Weimar Republic, and finally to the women who have fought and are fighting in the Federal Republic of Germany this very day for th... 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 emp... 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 ... View more info

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Blood at the Root: Motherhood, Sexuality & Male Dominance

By: Ferguson, Ann

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Pandora: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1536540

Condition: Good


First printing. Pages heavily toned, creases near spine edges. 1989 Trade Paperback. 380 pp. Blood at the Root presents a new feminist theory of the connections between motherhood, sexuality, male dominance and economics systems. The nineteen eighties is a watershed period for feminists in western societies. Women have gained significant rights and freedoms and our sexual options are widening. These positive gains are being threatened by a fierce backlash against feminis... 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 spir... View more info