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  1. Divorce in Medieval England

    From One to Two Persons in Law

    By Sara M. Butler

    Series: Routledge Research in Medieval Studies

    Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book challenges that viewpoint, documenting the many and varied uses of divorce in the medieval...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Mary Lincoln

    Southern Girl, Northern Woman

    By Stacy Pratt McDermott

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    One of America’s most compelling First Ladies, Mary Lincoln possessed a unique vantage point on the events of her time, even as her experiences of the constraints of gender roles and the upheaval of the Civil War reflected those of many other women. The story of her life presents a microcosm...

    Published January 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Space, Place and Gendered Identities

    Feminist History and the Spatial Turn

    Edited by Kathryne Beebe, Angela Davis

    In the last two decades, historians have increasingly sought to understand how environments, ‘built’ and otherwise, architectural surroundings, landscapes, and conceptual ‘places’ and ‘spaces’ have affected the nature and scope of political power, cultural production and social experience . The...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Colonization and Domestic Service

    Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

    Edited by Victoria K. Haskins, Claire Lowrie

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and...

    Published December 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    By Hill Gates

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Political Uses of Motherhood in America

    By Cynthia Stavrianos

    Series: Routledge Series on Identity Politics

    As various contemporary groups use the language of motherhood to advance their political causes, maternal rhetoric has become very visible in the American political discourse of late. Yet while it has long been recognized that women have invoked their political status as mothers to organize and...

    Published December 11th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Margaret Thatcher

    Edited by Tim Bale

    Series: Critical Evaluations of Key Political Leaders

    Margaret Thatcher (1925–2013) was the dominant British political leader of our age. No postwar prime minister has equalled the impact she made on modern British history, nor matched her influence on the European and world stages. But, as she becomes a historical figure, how to distinguish myth from...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Reconsidering Women's History

    Twenty years of the Women's History Network

    Edited by Lucy Bland, Katharina Rowold

    Deriving from the 20th Anniversary Women’s History Network Conference entitled ’20 Years of the Women’s History Network: Looking Back – Looking Forward’, this volume reflects on the state of women’s and gender history as well as showcasing the diversity of the current field. The range of...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Performing the Self

    Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson

    That the self is ‘performed’, created through action rather than having a prior existence, has been an important methodological intervention in our understanding of human experience. It has been particularly significant for studies of gender, helping to destabilise models of selfhood where women...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge