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New and Published Books

  1. Women and Children First (Routledge Revivals)

    International Maternal and Infant Welfare, 1870-1945

    Edited by Valerie Fildes, Lara Marks, Hilary Marland

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1992, this book explores the efforts to counteract the high maternal and infant death rates present between the end of the nineteenth century and the Second World War. It looks at the problem in five different continents and shows the varying approaches used by the governments,...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Power in Britain 1640-1990

    By Susan Kingsley Kent

    Gender and Power in Britain is an original and exciting history of Britain from the early modern period to the present focusing on the interaction of gender and power in political, social, cultural and economic life. Using a chronological framework, the book examines:* the roles,...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Women in European Culture and Society Text and Sourcebook - BUNDLE

    By Deborah Simonton

    Women in European Culture and Society: Gender, Skill and Identity since 1700 provides readers with an overview of women's roles and place in western Europe from the beginning of the eighteenth century, with essays covering the key themes in women's history. Drawing on women’s own writing and...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and the Reinvention of the Political

    Feminism in Italy, 1968-1983

    By Maud Anne Bracke

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This is the first in-depth study of the feminist movement that swept Italy during the "long 1970s" (1968-1983), and one of the first to use a combination of oral history interviews and newly-released archive sources to analyze the origins, themes, practices and impacts of "second-wave" feminism....

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933

    By Camille Naish

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women in Nazi Society

    By Jill Stephenson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

    By Carol Dyhouse

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector’s reports, this book studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late Victorian and...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

    By Deborah Gorham

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of middle-class girls, this book is also a study of the learning of gender roles in...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Women in Protest 1800-1850

    By Malcolm I. Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    There is still much uncertainty about the role of nineteenth-century British women in social and political protest. As politics was a man’s world virtually all official accounts and statistics of popular protest deal only with the men involved. It is well known that women participated in food riots...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Rise Up, Women!

    The Militant Campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1903-1914

    By Andrew Rosen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    The suffragette movement shattered the domestic tranquillity of Edwardian England. This book is an original and searching study of the formidable organization which led this campaign: the Women’s Social and Political Union. With the use of previously unpublished correspondence of Mrs Emmeline...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge