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The Abolitionist Sisterhood
Women's Political Culture in Antebellum America



Adoption Matters
Philosophical and Feminist Essays
"As a social and legal institution of family formation, and as a personal experience of members of the adoption triad, adoption provides a fresh vantage point on an important set of philosophical and feminist issues. The family is often thought to be...



Alias Olympia
A Woman's Search for Manet's Notorious Model and Her Own Desire
Eunice Lipton
Eunice Lipton was a fledging art historian when she first became intrigued by Victorine Meurent, the nineteenth-century model who appeared in Edouard Manet's most famous paintings, only to vanish from history in a haze of degrading hearsay. But had...



The Allegory of Female Authority
Christine de Pizan's "Cité des Dames"
Maureen Quilligan
The first professional female writer, Christine de Pizan (1363-1431) was widowed at age twenty-five and supported herself and her family by enlisting powerful patrons for her poetry. Her Livre de la Cité des Dames (1405) is the earliest European work...



Assembling Women
The Feminization of Global Manufacturing
Teri L. Caraway
Despite the massive influx of women into the labor force as a result of globalization, the gender inqualities at work have remained largely unchanged. This book addresses two related questions: What has prompted the feminization of manufacturing work...



Autobiographics
A Feminist Theory of Women's Self-Representation
Leigh Gilmore



Balkan Smoke
Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria
Mary C. Neuburger
In writing the life of tobacco in Bulgaria from the late Ottoman period through the years of Communist rule, Neuburger gives us much more than the cultural history of a commodity; she provides a fresh perspective on the genesis of modern Bulgaria itself.



Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters
Dena Goodman
Over the course of the eighteenth century, increasing numbers of French women, from the wives and daughters of artisans and merchants to countesses and queens, became writers-not authors, and not mere signers of names, but writers of letters. Taking...



Becoming Bourgeois
Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670–1880
Christopher H. Johnson
Becoming Bourgeois traces the fortunes of three French families in the municipality of Vannes, in Brittany—Galles, Jollivet, and Le Ridant—who rose to prominence in publishing, law, the military, public administration, and intellectual pursuits over the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Berlin Coquette
Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933
Jill Suzanne Smith
Smith recovers a surprising array of discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability in ate Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany.



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