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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Wild Swans
Three Daughters of China
Paperback      ISBN: 0385425473
A Chinese woman chronicles the struggle of her grandmother, her mother, and herself to survive in a China torn apart by wars, invasions, revolution, and continuing upheaval, from 1907 to the present
In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth
In the Wake of the Goddesses
Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth
Paperback      ISBN: 0449907465
Considers the role and representation of women in polytheistic religions and compares it with the treatment of women in the Judeo-Christian scheme of beliefs. Original.
In the Land of the Grasshopper Song: Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09
In the Land of the Grasshopper Song
Two Women in the Klamath River Indian Country in 1908-09
Paperback      ISBN: 0803267037
In 1908 two young women—the authors of this book—accepted Indian Service appointments as field matrons for the Karok Indians in the Klamath and Salmon River country of northern California. Although the area had been the scene of a gold rush some fifty years earlier, they write in the foreword, "the social life of the Indian—what he believed and the way he felt about things—was very little affected by white influence. The older Indians still had the spaced tatoo marks on their forearms, by which they could measure the length of the string of wampum required to buy a wife. . . . The white men we knew on the Rivers were pioneers of the Old West. . . . All around us was gold country, the land of the saloon and of the six-shooter. Our friends and neighbors carried guns as a matter of course, and used them on occasion. But the account given in these pages is not of these occurrences but of everyday life on the frontier in an Indian village, and what Indians and badmen did and said when they were not engaged in wiping out their friends and neighbors. It is also the account of our own two years in Indian country where, in the sixty-mile stretch between Happy Camp and Orleans, we were the only white women, and most of the time quite scared enough to satisfy anybody."
Moments of Being
Moments of Being
Paperback      ISBN: 0156619180
Six autobiographical pieces that span her entire career reveal the underlying unity of Woolf's art, thought, and sensibility and the unusual degree to which she integrated personal experiences within her fiction
Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Women Who Run With the Wolves
Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
Hardcover      ISBN: 0345377443
A Jungian analyst explores the feminine psyche through stories of "wild women"--the mythological archetype of the strong, primitive woman. 115,000 first printing.
Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
Mary Todd Lincoln
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0393305864
Profiles the much-maligned Fist Lady, a woman who was raised in a world of frontier violence, and who, like the nation her husband led during the Civil War, achieved an incomplete victory over internal discord
The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South
The Plantation Mistress
Woman's World in the Old South
Paperback      ISBN: 0394722531
Examines the place of women in the daily life of the Southern plantations before the Civil War and analyzes the women's relationship with slaves and their masters
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt
Paperback      ISBN: 030680476x
"The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University"
Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Paperback      ISBN: 0807015032
The author presents the women's liberation movement as a spiritual revolution that can stimulate a universal human transformation. Bibliogs
Women's Reality: An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
Women's Reality
An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0062507702
Defines the Female System as an emerging reality--a system in which women are valued, first-class citizens. Now with a new foreword by Carol S. Pearson.