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Politics of Domesticity:Women, Evangelism, and Temperance in Nineteenth-Century Ameria

By Epstein, Barbara Leslie

Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan Univerity Press, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Epstein shows that women's religious activity during the 18th & 19th centuries gave rise to a "proto-feminism" that combined protest against female subordination with a commitment to Victorian morality, which also provided pradoxically the grounds for women's self-assertion. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Sketches From My Past: Encounters with India's Oppressed
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Sketches From My Past: Encounters with India's Oppressed

By Varma, Mahadevi

Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Translated by Neera Kuckreja Sohoni. Indian writer and social activist Mahadevi Varma weaves her memoirs around other peoples' lives, rather than her own, in this dramatically powerful collection of real-life portraits of oppressed women and other deprived members of Indian society. Minor soiling on white portion of dj. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Remembered Gate: Origins of American Feminism: The Woman & the City 1800-1860

By Berg, Barbara J.

New York: Oxford Univerity Press, 1978. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Red cloth boards. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped. Dj has edgewear. In protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Educated American Women: Self-Portraits

By Ginzberg, Eli and Alice M. Yohalem

New York: Columbia University Press, 1966. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. This volume contains, 26 frank, lively, thoughful life histories of women who attended graduate or professional school after World War II. Green cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Endpapers slightly discolored. Residue from large label or library pocket (?) on rear free endpaper. No other library markings of any kind. Binding is tight and pages are tight and clean. Dj has edgewear and foxing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.50

Words in Our Pockets: The Feminist Writers Guild Handbook on How To Gain Power, Get Published & Get Paid

By West, Celeste (editor)

Paradise, California: Dustbooks, 1985. Second Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Black cover with red lettering. Black cover shows rubbing. Otherwise clean and tight. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.50

Cost of Competence: Why Inequality Causes Depression, Eating Disorders, and Illness in Women
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Cost of Competence: Why Inequality Causes Depression, Eating Disorders, and Illness in Women

By Silverstein, Brett and Deborah Perlick

New York: Oxford, 1995. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. The authors argue that rather than simply labeling individual women as, say, anorexic or depressed, it is time to look harder at the widespread prejudices within our society and child-rearing practices that lead thousands of young women to equate thinness with competence and success, and femininity with failure. Head/heel of spine lightly bumped. Dj price clipped. Otherwise in fine condition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.50

Rahel Varnhagen: a Portrait

By Key, Ellen

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1913. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. Blue cloth boards. Translated from the Swedish by Arthur G. Chater, and with an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Frontis is engraved portrait of Rahel Varnhagen. Gold lettering on spine is rubbed as are the edges of the spine. Front ins ide hinge has started. Owner's bookplate on front paste down. Small stain on top corner of inside pages. Minor foxing. Top edge is discolored. Last 6 pages are advertisments for Putnam books. The author's aim "has been to give a portrait of the grea test woman the Jewish race has produced; to my mind also the greatest woman Germany can call her daughter." Rahel Varnhagen (1771-1833), wife of German poet, historian and journalist Karl August Varnhagen von Ense, was a friend and supporter of many artists of the German romantic period.

$20.00

Guide to Domestic Happiness and The Refuge

By Giles, William

New Haven: Increase Cooke & Co., 1804. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket as Issued. Two volumes bound together. The Guide to Domestic Happiness is first American edition, from the fifth London edition, and The Refuge (1805), sixth edition. Each has etching frontis which has left a shadow image on title page. Minor foxing. Some insect damage inside front board on first nine leaves. Hinges cracked, but tight. At some point the book was rebound with new leather placed over original binding. Red leather label on spine. Gilt spine lettering is worn but readable. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$115.00

Women of South Africa: Their Fight for Freedom
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Women of South Africa: Their Fight for Freedom

By Lazar, Carol

Boston: Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown, 1993. First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. Peter Magubane. Full of memorable and moving black and white photos. Corners slightly curled and minor shelfwear. Remainder mark on bottom edge. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$20.00