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  • Country Women Cope with Hard Timesby Melissa Walker; Carol Bleser

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 23.99

    Rare glimpses into the hardscrabble lives of rural Southern women and a model for oral history practice more...

  • Women's Identities at Warby Susan R. Grayzel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    There are few moments in history when the division between the sexes seems as "natural" as during wartime: men go off to the "war front," while women stay behind on the "home front." But the very notion of the home front was an invention of the First World War, when, for the first time, "home" and "domestic" became adjectives that modified the military... more...

  • Spirited Livesby Carol K. Coburn; Martha Smith

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Made doubly marginal by their gender and by their religion, American nuns have rarely been granted serious scholarly attention. Instead, their lives and achievements have been obscured by myths or distorted by stereotypes. Placing nuns into the mainstream of American religious and women's history for the first time, Spirited Lives reveals their critical... more...

  • Rank Ladiesby M. Alison Kibler

    The University of North Carolina Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    A disrobing acrobat, a female Hamlet, and a tuba-playing labor activist--all these women come to life in Rank Ladies . In this comprehensive study of women in vaudeville, Alison Kibler reveals how female performers, patrons, and workers shaped the rise and fall of the most popular live entertainment at the turn of the century. Kibler focuses on the... more...

  • Talking Genderby Nancy Hewitt; Jean Fox O'Barr; Nancy Rosebaugh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Talking Gender assesses the state of women's studies in the 1990s. The contributors write from the perspective of their own academic disciplines and experiences, but they also address more general issues of women's lives and circumstances. The result is a broad picture of women's studies and feminist scholarship, which emerge as a rich, if sometimes... more...

  • Reading the Romanceby Janice A. Radway

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Originally published in 1984, Reading the Romance challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance reading are feminists, literary critics, and theorists of mass culture. They claim that romances... more...

  • A Study of Immigration from Spain into Venezuela, 1948-1998by Michael Derham; Jens R. Hentschke

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 219.95

    This fascinating and valuable multidisciplinary study is the first monograph, written in English, that highlights immigrant struggles in Venezuela. It examines the problems immigrants faced achieving integration in their host society; more...

  • The Reproductive Lives of Twenty Middle Class North American Womenby Glenda Lewin Hunagel; Vaughn

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 239.95

    This collection contains twenty-three chapters which chronicle women’s lived reproductive lives beginning with menarche and ending with daughters who were caretakers of their own mothers as they were dying. The contributors are women from universities in the United States and Canada more...

  • Women and Their Workby Mrs Arthur Lyttelton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1901, this title lends insight into the position of English women in the workforce at the turn of the twentieth century. The conditions of women changed rapidly throughout the 1800s, leading to more varied choices in terms of career and lifestyle. However, this title also reveals the limited status of women even one hundred years... more...

  • Still Lifting, Still Climbingby Kimberly Springer

    NYU Press 1999; US$ 27.00

    Still Lifting, Still Climbing is the first volume of its kind to document African American women's activism in the wake of the civil rights movement. Covering grassroots and national movements alike, contributors explore black women's mobilization around such areas as the black nationalist movements, the Million Man March, black feminism, anti-rape... more...