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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Written by Jeanne Theoharis

Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5047-7 (0-8070-5047-4)

The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.

Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Age of Homespun
Objects and Stories in the Creation of an American Myth
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76644-5 (0-679-76644-8)

They began their existence as everyday objects, but in the hands of Bancroft Award-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, fourteen domestic items from preindustrial America—ranging from a linen tablecloth to an unfinished sock—relinquish their stories and offer profound insights into our history.

In an age when even meals are rarely made from scratch... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Wives
Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750
Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 1991
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73257-0 (0-679-73257-8)

Winner of the Colonial Dames of America Award

This enthralling work of scholarship reveals the hidden and not always stoic face of the "goodwives" of Colonial America. We encounter the awesome burdens and considerable power of a New England housewife's domestic life and witness her occasional forays into the world of men... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Written by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 23, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7527-0 (1-4000-7527-0)

“They didn’t ask to be remembered,” Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurel Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Today those words appear almost everywhere—on T-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, plaques, greeting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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To Be Real
Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
Written by Rebecca Edby Walker

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 1, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47262-3 (0-385-47262-5)

A revolutionary exploration of the nature of feminism today, its impact on everyday life, and its promise for the future.

Determined to extend the boundaries of feminism to embrace social, political and economic equality for all humanity, these exciting young activists and thinkers recast the concepts of feminism to reflect their own... Read more >

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Life on the Line

Written by Faye Wattleton

Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 17, 1998
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41657-5 (0-345-41657-0)

"I have never believed in the impossible," declares Wattleton, acknowledging that it is a motto she learned at her mother's knee. By any measure, Faye Wattleton has led an extraordinary life. The daughter of a black female fundamentalist preacher, Faye Wattleton went on to become president of Planned Parenthood from 1978... Read more >

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Flying Close to the Sun
My Life and Times as a Weatherman
Written by Cathy Wilkerson

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-925-5 (1-58322-925-6)

Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village townhouse explosion, here wrestles with the legacy of the movement... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Written by Naomi Wolf

Format: Trade Paperback, 318 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 21, 1998
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90764-1 (0-449-90764-3)

"There are no good girls; we are all bad girls, in the best sense of the word."--Naomi Wolf

In this provocative and highly personal new book, Naomi Wolf speaks to women with searing honesty about a subject that has long been taboo: our sexual coming of age. Today, teenage girls' sexuality is... Read more >

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The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier
Written by Alfred F. Young

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76185-3 (0-679-76185-3)

In Masquerade, Alfred F. Young scrapes through layers of fiction and myth to uncover the story of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who passed as a man and fought as a soldier for seventeen months toward the end of the American Revolution.

Deborah Sampson was not the only woman to pose as... Read more >
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