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Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Complaints and Disorders
The Sexual Politics of Sickness
Paperback      ISBN: 0912670207
In this exciting sequel to their underground bestseller, Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English document the tradition of American sexism in medicine before and after the turn of the century. Citing vivid examples, including numerous "treatments" and "rest cures" perpetrated on women through the decades, the authors analyze the biomedical rationale used to justify the wholesale sex discrimination throughout our culture-in education, in jobs, and in public life. Ever since Hippocrates, male medics have treated women as the "weaker" sex. By the late 19th century, when the authority of religious documents had waned, the ultimate rationale for sex discrimination became solely biomedical. In this intriguing pamphlet, the authors raise the diffuclt question: "How sick-or well-are women today?" They assert that feminists today want more than "more": "We want a new style, and we want a new substance of medical practice as it relates to women."
The Hopi Survival Kit: The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
The Hopi Survival Kit
The Prophecies, Instructions and Warnings Revealed by the Last Elders
Paperback      ISBN: 0140195459
Presents the entire range of Hopi prophecy and spiritual instruction while preparing people for the hard times ahead by explaining how to recognize and understand these expected events. Reprint.
My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery
My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery
Paperback      ISBN: 0895870398
Individuals discuss their experiences as slaves in North Carolina
Lady Sings the Blues/With a Revised Discography
Lady Sings the Blues/With a Revised Discography
Paperback      ISBN: 0140067620
Billie Holiday describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years in bondage to a drug habit
Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States
Century of Struggle
The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States
Paperback      ISBN: 0674106539
Details the struggle for women's voting rights, one of the great social movements in American history.
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
I Have a Dream
Writings and Speeches That Changed the World
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0062505521
Gathers speeches, sermons, letters, and essays from each period in Dr. King's life, and includes brief notes on their historical background
Lakota Woman
Lakota Woman
Paperback      ISBN: 0060973897
Relates the experiences of a Native American woman who grew up on a reservation and joined in the revolution for Native American rights during the 1960s and 1970s
The Coming of Age in Mississippi
The Coming of Age in Mississippi
Paperback      ISBN: 0440314887
Anne Moody provides a first person account of growing up black in the rural south during the nineteen forties and fifties.
When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America
When and Where I Enter
The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0688146503
Drawing on extensive research in speeches, diaries, letters, and other original sources, this interpretive history assesses the contributions of numerous uncelebrated Black women to the causes of political and sexual equality. Reissue.
Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Amazing Grace
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Paperback      ISBN: 0060976977
A profile of impoverished children in Mott Haven, South Bronx, reveals their difficult lives and poses questions about the value of such children to an unsupportive nation. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. PW.