Examples of books available (in print) at the Memorial Library:
Women Building History
by Charlene G. Garfinkle; Annelise K. Madsen; Wanda M. Corn
Call Number: N7630 .C83 2011
Publication Date: 2011-03-08
This handsomely illustrated book is a welcome addition to the history of women during America's Gilded Age. Wanda M. Corn takes as her topic the grand neo-classical Woman's Building at the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, a structure celebrating modern woman's progress in education, arts, and sciences.
The Feminist Promise
by Christine Stansell
Call Number: HQ1150 .S723 2011
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders—Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan—but others, too, appear in a new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Toni Morrison.
by Lara Vapnek
Call Number: HD6095 .V37 2009
Publication Date: 2009-10-28
This study of feminist labor reform examines how working women pursued equality by claiming new identities for themselves as citizens and as breadwinners.
Daughters of the Declaration
by Claire Gaudiani; David Graham Burnett
Publication Date: 2011-11-08
America’s founding fathers established an idealistic framework for a bold experiment in democratic governance. The new nation would be built on the belief that all men are created equal, and are endowed...with a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The challenge of turning these ideals into reality for all citizens was taken up by a set of exceptional American women.
Before the Revolution
by Victoria González-Rivera
Call Number: HQ1236.5.N5 G66 2011
Publication Date: 2011-08-29
Those who survived the brutal dictatorship of the Somoza family have tended to portray the rise of the women's movement and feminist activism as part of the overall story of the anti-Somoza resistance. But this mythic depiction of heroic struggle conceals a much more complicated history, which Victoria Gonz lez-Rivera unravels in this book.
No Permanent Waves
by Nancy Hewitt (Editor)
Call Number: HQ1410 .N57 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-29
No Permanent Waves boldly enters the ongoing debates over the utility of the "wave" metaphor for capturing the complex history of women's rights by offering fresh perspectives on the diverse movements that comprise U.S. feminism, past and present.
by Vicki L. Ruiz (Editor); Ellen Carol DuBois (Editor)
Call Number: HQ1410 .U54 2000
Publication Date: 1999-12-16
This revised and expanded edition comprises some of the most ground-breaking work in women's and feminist history. Addressing issues of race, ethnicity, religion, and sexuality, it provides a more accurate and inclusive history of US women.
Alice Paul and the American Suffrage Campaign
by Michael L. Keene; Katherine H. Adams
Call Number: HQ1413.P38 A23 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-11
Past biographies, histories, and government documents have ignored Alice Paul's contribution to the women's suffrage movement, but this groundbreaking study scrupulously fills the gap in the historical record.
At the Dark End of the Street
by Danielle L. McGuire
Call Number: E185.61 .M4777 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-04
Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery's city buses, and whose supposedly spontaneous act sparked the 1955 boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.
Come Buy, Come Buy
by Krista Lysack
Call Number: PR468.C68 L97 2008
Publication Date: 2008-06-24
From the 1860s through the early twentieth century, Great Britain saw the rise of the department store and the institutionalization of a gendered sphere of consumption.Come Buy, Come Buyconsiders representations of the female shopper in British women’s writing and demonstrates how women’s shopping practices are materialized as forms of narrative, poetic, and cultural inscription, showing how women writers emphasize consumerism as productive of pleasure rather than the condition of seduction or loss.
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