Gender History

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  1. Book ImageToo Heavy a Load: Black Women in Defense of Themselves, 1894-1994

    Deborah Gray White

    "Meticulously researched. . . . Too Heavy a Load reads like a wonderful historical novel."--Akilah Monifa, EmergeMore

  2. Book ImageAr'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

    Deborah Gray White

    Revised Edition

    "This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke UniversityMore

  3. Book ImageWoman in the Nineteenth Century

    Margaret Fuller, Larry J. Reynolds

    The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations.More

  4. Book ImageWe Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

    Dorothy Sterling, Mary Helen Washington

    "A remarkable documentary and the first in-depth record of many black women, slave and free."--Dorothy B. Porter, curator emeritus, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
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  5. Book ImageLost Star: The Search for Amelia Earhart

    Randall Brink

    "In this book, I deal only with the truth about Amelia Earhart's last flight, a truth withheld by our government because of a tenuous peace with Japan in the Pacific and concerns for the national security at home. . . . Those who knew the truth, and held it close, knew that Earhart and Noonan had survived. They believed it was their duty to hide the truth, and so they did."—from the IntroductionMore

  6. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Women's Lives

    Phyllis Rose

    "This remarkable and wide-ranging collection, full of surprises, should encourage any woman who is trying to survive in a man's world, and enlighten any man who sincerely wants to understand contemporary women." —Alison LurieMore

  7. Book ImageThe Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860

    Suzanne Lebsock

    In this book, which has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century?More

  8. Book ImageThe Ideas of the Woman Suffrage Movement: 1890-1920

    Aileen S. Kraditor

    "An important contribution to the history of women and the intellectual history of the United States." —Carl N. Degler, Stanford UniversityMore