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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. The Ends of History

    Victorians and "the Woman Question"

    By Christina Crosby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Women Workers in the First World War

    By Gail Braybon

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Eighteenth-century Women

    An Anthology

    By Bridget Hill

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and records, but also on the literature of the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women, Work, and Protest

    A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

    Edited by Ruth Milkman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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