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  • Sapphoby Sappho; Diane Rayor; André Lardinois

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diane Rayor's graceful translations and André Lardinois's thorough introduction and notes present the best combination of intelligibility, information, and poetry. more...

  • Dangerous Discourses of Disability, Subjectivity and Sexualityby Margrit Shildrick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 34.50

    This innovative and adventurous work uses broadly feminist and postmodernist modes of analysis to explore what motivates damaging attitudes and practices towards disability. Margrit Shildrick argues for the significance of the psycho-social imaginary, and suggests a way forward in disability's queering of normative paradigms. more...

  • The Murder of Helen Jewettby Patricia Cline Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in... more...

  • His Princess Brideby Sheri Rose Shepherd

    Baker Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.99

    Bestselling author Sheri Rose Shepherd shows women how to enter into a passionate relationship with the lover of their souls through fifty love letters from their prince. more...

  • Grimké Sisters from South Carolinaby Gerda Lerner

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 35.95

    A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional... more...

  • María, Daughter of Immigrantsby María Antonietta Berriozábal; Josephine Méndez-Negrete; Antonia Castañeda

    Wings Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    More than a memoir of personal and political achievements, this volume chronicles a family's development from Mexican immigrants to American leaders. Written in an authentic and unique voice, this book describes how the author's Mexican parents, Apolinar and Sixta, instilled a love of learning, a desire to excel, and a commitment to community in their... more...

  • Lucrezia Borgiaby Sarah Bradford

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00

    "Bradford?s zest for this era is contagious." ? USA Today "A lively view of Lucrezia, capturing the glamour and tragedy of her story." ? The Wall Street Journal "This is also a tender and intimate account of a misunderstood and passionate woman." ?Elle more...

  • Body Workby Debra Gimlin

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 28.95

    Today women are lifting weights to build muscle, wrapping their bodies in seaweed to reduce unwanted water retention, attending weigh-ins at diet centers, and devoting themselves to many other types of "body work." Filled with the voices of real women, this book unravels the complicated emotional and intellectual motivations that drive them as they... more...

  • Closer to Freedomby Stephanie M. H. Camp

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 22.99

    Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South more...

  • Women of the Mountain Southby Connie Park Rice; Marie Tedesco

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    Scholars of southern Appalachia have tended to focus their research on men, particularly white men. While there have been a few important studies of Appalachian women, no one book has offered a broad overview across time and place. With this collection, editors Connie Park Rice and Marie Tedesco redress this imbalance, telling the stories of these... more...