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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Founding Mothers & Fathers
Written by Mary Beth Norton
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ISBN: 9780307760760
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Founding Mothers & Fathers
Gendered Power and the Forming of American Society
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
Price: $14.99

Much like A Midwife's Tale and The Unredeemed Captive, this novel is about power relationships in early American society, religion, and politics--with insights into the initial development and operation of government, the maintenance of social order, and the experiences of individual men and women.


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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Written by Lillian Schlissel
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ISBN: 9780307803177
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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Written by Lillian Schlissel


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 3, 2011
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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women. Read more >
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Unruly Women
Unruly Women
Written by Karlene Faith
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ISBN: 9781609801373
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Unruly Women
The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
Written by Karlene Faith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
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Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who... Read more >
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Unruly Women
The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
Written by Karlene Faith


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $19.95

Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there. Most women who... Read more >
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Last Gift of Time
Last Gift of Time
Written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun
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ISBN: 9780307802149
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Last Gift of Time

Written by Carolyn G. Heilbrun


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
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When she was young, distinguished author and critic Carolyn Heilbrun solemnly vowed to end her life when she turned seventy. But on the advent of that fateful birthday, she realized that her golden years had been full of unforeseen pleasures. Now, the astute and ever-insightful Heilbrun muses on the emotional and... Read more >
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We Band of Angels
We Band of Angels
Written by Elizabeth Norman
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ISBN: 9780307799579
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We Band of Angels
The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan
Written by Elizabeth Norman


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $9.99

In the fall of 1941, the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. On December 8 all that changed, as Japanese bombs began raining down on American bases... Read more >
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Women, Race, & Class
Women, Race, & Class
Written by Angela Y. Davis
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ISBN: 9780307798497
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Women, Race, & Class

Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders. Read more >
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Women, Culture & Politics
Women, Culture & Politics
Written by Angela Y. Davis
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ISBN: 9780307798503
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Women, Culture & Politics

Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 22, 2011
Price: $13.99

A collection of her speeches and writings which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality. Read more >
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The Prospect Before Her
The Prospect Before Her
Written by Olwen Hufton
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ISBN: 9780307791948
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The Prospect Before Her
A History of Women in Western Europe, 1500 - 1800
Written by Olwen Hufton


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times... Read more >
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Talk Dirty to Me
Talk Dirty to Me
Written by Sallie Tisdale
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ISBN: 9780307795281
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Talk Dirty to Me

Written by Sallie Tisdale


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: May 25, 2011
Price: $13.99

We live in a world in which almost every public image—every interaction—carries an element of sexual desire. And yet it is nearly impossible for us to talk openly and honestly about sex. Talk Dirty to Me is author Sallie Tisdale's frank, funny, and provocative invitation to the conversation we've been waiting...

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Minding the Body
Minding the Body
Written by Patricia Foster
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ISBN: 9780307794741
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Minding the Body

Written by Patricia Foster


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

A mulitcultural anthology of fiction and  non-fiction literary narratives which addresses the  psychological and political aspects of a woman's body in  today's culture. An important and much-needed  book for women who seek to understand their bodies  and find independent, imaginative ways to cope with  aging, beauty expectations beauty expectations,  and ethnic comparisons.


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A Miracle Every Day
A Miracle Every Day
Written by Marita Golden
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ISBN: 9780307794765
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A Miracle Every Day

Written by Marita Golden


Format: eBook, 140 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $9.99

A Miracle Everyday takes an illuminating and intimate look at flourishing single-mother families. Single motherhood and the children of single mothers have been the subject of overwhelmingly negative statistical analysis. But, asks Marita Golden, where are the studies that analyze the strengths of single mothers, the positive adaptive skills learned by... Read more >
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Sister to Sister
Sister to Sister
Written by Patricia Foster
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ISBN: 9780307794734
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Sister to Sister

Written by Patricia Foster


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $16.99

Sister to Sister includes essays and stories by:

Meena Alexander
Robin Behn
Louise DeSalvo
Erika Duncan
Maria Flook
Patricia Foster
Bonnie Friedman
Donna Gordon
Lucy Grealy
Joy Harjo
Bell Hooks
Pam Houston
Jesse Lee Kercheval
Lori Hope Norris
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Mona Simpson
Debra Spark
Joan Wickersham
Joy Williams Read more >
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Skin Deep
Skin Deep
Written by Marita Golden and Susan Shreve
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ISBN: 9780307794789
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Skin Deep
Black Women & White Women Write About Race
Written by Marita Golden and Susan Shreve


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2011
Price: $10.99

Candid, poignant, provocative, and informative, the essays and stories in Skin Deep explore a wide spectrum of racial issues between black and white women, from self-identity and competition to childrearing and friendship. Eudora Welty contributes a bittersweet story of a one-hundred-year-old black woman whose spirit is as determined and strong as... Read more >
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Eco Amazons
Eco Amazons
Written by Dorka Keehn, Photographed by Colin Finlay, Foreword by Julia Butterfly Hill
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875711
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Eco Amazons
20 Women Who Are Transforming the World
Written by Dorka Keehn
Photographed by Colin Finlay
Foreword by Julia Butterfly Hill


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
Price: $35.00

It’s a fact: individuals have the power to change the world. And in an age of rampant environmental devastation, nothing is as vital as saving our planet and the health of its inhabitants. Eco Amazons brings together the women leading the charge to create a sustainable future. They are individuals at the forefront of the global... Read more >
The Feminist Promise
The Feminist Promise
Written by Christine Stansell
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ISBN: 9780812972023
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The Feminist Promise
1792 to the Present
Written by Christine Stansell


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2011
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In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders—Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan—but others, too, appear in a new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Toni Morrison. Accounting for... Read more >
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Rebels in White Gloves
Rebels in White Gloves
Written by Miriam Horn
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ISBN: 9780307773890
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Rebels in White Gloves
Coming of Age with Hillary's Class--Wellesley '69
Written by Miriam Horn


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

When the women of the Wellesley class of 1969 entered the ivory tower, they were initiated into a rarefied world. Many were daughters of privilege, many were going for their "MRS." But by the time they graduated four years later, they faced a world turned upside down by the Pill, NOW... Read more >
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The Second Sex
The Second Sex
Written by Simone de Beauvoir, Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
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ISBN: 9780307277787
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The Second Sex

Written by Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.95

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English...

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Pornland
Pornland
Written by Gail Dines
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ISBN: 9780807001547
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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $16.00

Astonishingly, the average age of first viewing porn is now 11.5 years for boys, and with the advent of the Internet, it’s no surprise that young people are consuming more porn than ever. And, as Gail Dines shows, today’s porn is strikingly different from yesterday’s Playboy. As porn culture has become... Read more >
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Sideways on a Scooter
Sideways on a Scooter
Written by Miranda Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780679604556
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Sideways on a Scooter
Life and Love in India
Written by Miranda Kennedy


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman—it’s next to... Read more >
A History of Marriage
A History of Marriage
Written by Elizabeth Abbott
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ISBN: 9781609800888
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A History of Marriage

Written by Elizabeth Abbott


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $24.95

What does the "tradition of marriage" really look like? In A History of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints an often surprising picture of this most public, yet most intimate, institution. Ritual of romance, or social obligation? Eternal bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott reveals a complex tradition that includes same-sex unions, arranged... Read more >
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Birth Matters
Birth Matters
Written by Ina May Gaskin, Foreword by Ani DiFranco
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Birth Matters
A Midwife's Manifesta
Written by Ina May Gaskin
Foreword by Ani DiFranco


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $16.95

Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth—which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean... Read more >
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Women in the Second World War
Women in the Second World War
Written by Neil Storey and Molly Housego
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ISBN: 9780747808121
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Women in the Second World War

Written by Neil Storey and Molly Housego


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $12.95

When the winds of war blew for a second time the women of Britain answered the call. Many of the first to volunteer had served in World War I, and now they offered their services again, bringing their daughters with them. During World War II, women proved themselves indispensable to the... Read more >
Notes from the Cracked Ceiling
Notes from the Cracked Ceiling
Written by Anne E. Kornblut
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ISBN: 9780307464262
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Notes from the Cracked Ceiling
What It Will Take for a Woman to Win
Written by Anne E. Kornblut


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $14.00

In the presidential election of 2008 America seemed ready to elevate a woman to the presidency or vice presidency and—with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin—was on the verge of actually doing so. Words like inevitable and phenomenon were in the air and the political and cultural stars seemed to be aligned.

Why... Read more >
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Rose
Rose
Written by Inga Muscio
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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $17.95

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.
Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... Read more >
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