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Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian times, the history of abortion, women's roles in the Stuart era and women's place in the household and in work.

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  1. Women in Stuart England and America

    A Comparative Study

    By Roger Thompson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Mary Wollstonecraft

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By Janet Todd

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her in English written between 1788 and 1975. It is designed both as a research tool for scholars and students and as a revelation of...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sex and Class in Women's History

    Essays from Feminist Studies

    Edited by Judith L. Newton, Mary P. Ryan, Judith R. Walkowitz

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The essays collected in this volume reflect the upsurge of interest in the research and writing of feminist history in the 1970s/80s and illustrate the developments which have taken place – in the types of questions asked, the methodologies employed, and the scope and sophistication of the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Nazi Organisation of Women

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Nazi’s were implacably opposed to feminism and women’s independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics. Nazi ideology saw women in the activist role of 'wives, mothers and home-makers',...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women Remember

    An Oral History

    By Anne Smith

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In this fascinating book, originally published in 1989, Anne Smith records interviews with a group of octogenerian women, covering all social classes and a great variety of experience. She allows the women to speak for themselves, bringing to light the submerged history of ordinary women's lives....

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Nineteenth-century Woman

    Her Cultural and Physical World

    Edited by Sara Delamont, Lorna Duffin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book evidence from...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Changing Ideas about Women in the United States, 1776-1825

    By Janet Wilson James

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Written in 1954 and published in 1981, this fascinating study remains authoritative as an account of a body of opinion about women’s nature and role that was in vogue in America during the first half-century after independence. Combining intellectual and social history, this work was one of...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Magdalenes

    Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century

    By Linda Mahood

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and policed in new ways. Prostitutes were no longer dragged through the town, dunked in lakes...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women in Public, 1850-1900

    Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement

    By Patricia Hollis

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women’s movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of nineteenth century social history and women's studies, to those studying the Victorian...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict

    By Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge