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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 Woman of the Eighteenth Century

    Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street

    By Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence from paintings and memoirs, the book draws an intimate lifelike account of what lay...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 'Gilded Prostitution'

    Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914

    By Maureen E. Montgomery

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Edwardian Woman

    By Duncan Crow

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Covering the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the First World War, this entertaining account describes the lives of women in all classes of society: the entertainments they watched, the clothes they wore, their education and the effect it had on women’s...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Current Issues in Women's History

    By International Conference on Women's History

    Edited by Arina Angerman, Geerte Binnema, Annemieke Keunen, Vefie Poels, Jacqueline Zirkzee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women in Europe since 1750

    By Patricia Branca

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at leisure and in their political and educational functions. Particular emphasis is placed upon the significant cultural differences between women of various...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Silent Sisterhood

    Middle-class Women in the Victorian Home

    By Patricia Branca

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and instead to show how she had a major part to play in the practical management of the home....

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Mrs Annie Besant

    A Modern Prophet

    By Theodore Besterman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Having already published a bibliography on Annie Besant, Theodore Besterman in this book continued with the story of her life. She was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator who lived between 1847 and 1933.Originally published in 1934, this work is fascinating...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Out of the Cage

    Women's Experiences in Two World Wars

    By Gail Braybon, Penny Summerfield

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses

    Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

    By Sarah Eisenstein

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    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...

    Published October 8th 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War
    By Sarah Eisenstein
    To Be Published December 14th 2014

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