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  1. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gender in Urban Europe

    Sites of Political Activity and Citizenship, 1750-1900

    Edited by Krista Cowman, Nina Javette Koefoed, Åsa Karlsson Sjögren

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and History

    This volume offers an integrated set of local studies exploring the gendering of political activities across a variety of sites ranging from print culture, courts, government and philanthropic bodies and public spaces, outlining how a particular activity was constituted as political and exploring...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold

    The History of a Lesbian Community, 2nd Edition

    By Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Madeline D. Davis

    Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold traces the evolution of the lesbian community in Buffalo, New York from the mid-1930s up to the early 1960s. Drawing upon the oral histories of 45 women, it is the first comprehensive history of a working-class lesbian community. These poignant and complex stories...

    Published May 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Women, Sport, Society

    Further Reflections, Reaffirming Mary Wollstonecraft

    Edited by Roberta J Park, Patricia Vertinsky

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    During the last four decades women’s and gender history have become vibrant fields including studies of attitudes regarding the limited physical and other abilities of females as well as studies of the accomplishments of notable female athletes. We have become increasingly aware that women have...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Men's Share?

    Masculinities, Male Support and Women's Suffrage in Britain, 1890-1920

    Edited by Claire Eustance, Prof Angela V John, Angela V. John

    The opposition of men to women's suffrage is well-known. However, men's support for women's suffrage is a neglected subject. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, over one thousand men were prepared to join societies and actively work for women's suffrage, whilst many other men...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Immigrant Women in Athens

    Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

    By Rebecca Kennedy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being ‘sexually exploitable.’ Despite recent scholarship on women in Athens beyond notions of the ‘citizen wife’ and the ‘common prostitute,’ the...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838

    By Henrice Altink

    Series: Routledge Studies in Slave and Post Slave Societies

    This book analyzes textual representations of Jamaican slave women in three contexts--motherhood, intimate relationships, and work--in both pro- and antislavery writings. Altink examines how British abolitionists and pro-slavery activists represented the slave women to their audiences and...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge