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  • Women's Health Movementsby Meredeth Turshen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 38.00

    ): Women¿s health problems and health care needs result from a combination of socio-economic status and sexuality. All over the world women are organizing to improve their status in society and to better their health and health care. Women¿s activism is rooted in the global context of resource inequities between the North and the South and among... more...

  • Half the Skyby Nicholas D. Kristof; Sheryl WuDunn

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    #1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era?s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet... more...

  • Silencing of Ruby McCollumby Tammy Evans

    UPF 2006; US$ 29.95

    This groundbreaking work reads like a murder mystery, only in this case what has been killed is our American integrity and the right of an individual to a fair trial. Evans has finally addressed the pervasive silence that distorts, fragments, and threatens to bury the history of so many southern places and people more...

  • Singled Outby Virginia Nicholson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.09

    In 1919 a generation of young women discovered that there were, quite simply, not enough men to go round, and the statistics confirmed it. After the 1921 Census, the press ran alarming stories of the 'Problem of the Surplus Women - Two Million who can never become Wives...'. This book is about those women, and about how they were forced, by a tragedy... more...

  • Lean Inby Sheryl Sandberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95

    Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women?s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In  Lean In,  Sheryl Sandberg examines why women?s progress in achieving... more...

  • Anne Orthwood's Bastardby John Ruston Pagan

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 17.99

    In 1663, an indentured servant, Anne Orthwood, was impregnated in a tavern in Northampton County, Virginia, an illegitimate pregnancy that sparked four related cases that came before the Northampton magistrates between 1664 and 1686. These cases illuminate the ways in which the Virginia colonists modified English common law traditions and began to... more...

  • Lady Bird Johnsonby Michael L. Gillette

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History , an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First... more...

  • The Subjection of Womenby John Stuart Mill

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Published in 1869, Mill?s The Subjection of Women is one of the first political tracts to address what was to become known as ?The Woman Question? in Victorian society. Mill?s masterpiece outlines the social inequalities built into the marriage contract, including disparate property rights and women?s familial responsibilities. John Stuart Mill... more...

  • Female Suffrageby Susan Fenimore Cooper

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    In this extremely thought-provoking work, Cooper has argued against women suffrage. She has drawn on historical, biological as well as religious arguments to contend that women should not have the right to participate in the political sphere. Many may not agree with the ideas she presents but not all of her arguments can be refuted. more...

  • Women and Islamby Zayn Kassam

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 60.00

    The expert essays in Women and Islam are designed to stimulate discussion and help readers achieve a more sober understanding of the lives of Muslim women around the world. They explore the issues Muslim women face as they fight for gender justice and meet the challenges of living in a globalized, post-9/11 world?whether in Iran or France, Ethiopia,... more...