Women's Studies
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Me: A Memoir
Me
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100565
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
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
The Woman Warrior
Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721886
A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family, and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present
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.
Women, Culture, & Politics
Women, Culture, & Politics
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724877
The issues of racism, violence, health, children, education, and peace, as they affect the lives of women are considered on a global scale
A History of Women in the West: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
A History of Women in the West
From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints
Paperback      ISBN: 067440369x
Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history into the fore. It offers fresh insight into more than twenty centuries of Greek and Roman history and encompasses a landscape that stretches from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and from the Pillars of Hercules to the banks of the Indus. The authors draw upon a wide range of sources including gravestones, floor plans, papyrus rolls, vase paintings, and literary works to illustrate how representations of women evolved during this age. They journey into the minds of men and bring to light an imaginative history of women and of the relations between the sexes.
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala
I, Rigoberta Menchu
An Indian Woman in Guatemala
Paperback      ISBN: 0860917886
Interviews with a Guatemalan national leader discuss her country's political situation and the resulting violence, which has claimed the lives of her brother, mother, and father
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Paperback      ISBN: 067972463x
Through the eyes of Miss Toklas, Gertrude Stein reviews both of their lives before their meeting and during their years of companionship
The Women on the Wall
The Women on the Wall
Paperback      ISBN: 0803291108
Written during World War II and its immediate aftermath, the eighteen stories of The Women on the Wall move from women to war and back again, but it is the women who remain central. There are Alma, a war bride who runs a farm better than the neighbor men; Lucy, a former WAAF, working through college; Tamsen, who keeps her husband drunk so she can do as she pleases; and the women on the wall, who, with nothing to do but wait for their husbands to return from the war, find their private consolations. To these stories Wallace Stegner brings the same skill and thoughtfulness that won him the National Book Award for The Spectator Bird
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933: 1884-1933
Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1933
1884-1933
Paperback      ISBN: 0140094601
Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This landmark biography provides a compelling new evaluation of one of the most inspiring women in American political history. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, it presents an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political lerader of our century.
Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?
Paperback      ISBN: 0140116168
Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality