Mother, Sons, and Lovers
How a Man's Relationship With His Mother Affects the Rest of His Life
Analyzes the relationship between mothers and sons, argues that men must come to terms with this relationship before they can fully mature, and suggests a process for development
The Plantation Mistress
Woman's World in the Old South
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
Mary Todd Lincoln
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 Road from Coorain
A woman of intellect and ambition describes growing up on an Australian ranch, coping with her father's death and her mother's depression, her intellectual awakening at the university, and her path to becoming Smith College's first woman president
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
Hailed by feminists as one of the most important contributions to women's studies in the last decade, this gripping, beautifully written account describes the daily struggles of women under the Marxist regime in the former republic of Yugoslavia.
A Woman's Worth
Drawing deeply on her own experiences as a woman in today's world, the author of A Return to Love examines the role of beauty, age, relationships, sex, children, femininity, and careers in a confusing world. Reprint.
Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?
Thinking from Women's Lives
Sandra Harding here develops further the themes first addressed in her widely influential book, The Science Question in Feminism, and conducts a compelling analysis of feminist theories on the philosophical problem of how we know what we...
A New Spelling of My Name: a Biomythography
The poet, Audre Lorde, depicts her life and examines the influence of various women on her development
Parti-Colored Blocks for a Quilt
Essays by the distinguished American author, Marge Piercy, examine feminist culture, the nature of literature, and the writing of her poetry and novels
A writer, teacher, and early feminist relates her own coming-of-age in Minneapolis and Greenwich Village in the early part of the twentieth century