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Some additional books on Women's History

This small list is basically covering books I had selected to place on the display case, but I was not able to fit them in the case once I got there. I figured the titles would still be of interest, so here they are. All call numbers are located in the library's third floor. They are listed in no particular order:
  • Jeanne E. Abrams, Jewish Women Pioneering (HQ 1172 .A27 2006). From the book's back cover, this book "traces the history of Jewish women in the American West. In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women in the West took advantange of the region's unsettled nature to 'open new doors' for themselves in the public sphere in ways often not yet possible elsewhere in the country."
  • Mary Field Belenky,, Women's Ways of Knowing (HQ 1206 .W88 1997). From the book's back cover, "despite the progress of the women's movement, many women still feel silenced in their families and schools. This moving and insightful bestseller, based on in-depth interviews with 135 women, explains why they feel this way."
  • Kay Mills, From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know About Women's History in America (HQ 1410 .M56 1995). From the back cover, "this exciting new source book--in a fun-to-browse, question-and-answer format--explores the rich history of women over the past four centuries, keeping alive the stories of how they challenged--and changed--the world as they knew it."
  • Sheila Rowbotham, A Century of Women (HQ 1593 .R688 1999). From the back cover, the author "shows how countless known and unknown women have played a part in the twentieth century, not only gaining the vote but fighting for birth control, abortion, maternity care, good housing, equal pay, and a living wage."
  • Glenda Riley, Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History (HQ 1410 .R55 2001; 2. volumes). The first volume covers up to 1877, and the second goes from 1877 to the present.
  • Victoria E. Bynum, Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South (HQ 1438 .N6 B96 1992). Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society, gave this book its prestigious Best First Book Award.
Published by root on 16 Mar

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