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History of Feminism


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The History of Feminism series aims to make key archival source material available to scholars, researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates working in the fields of women and gender studies, women's history and women's writing. Subject matter and texts are selected for their decisive contribution to the feminist history of ideas in an international context.

Sets are published in hardback format of between three to six volumes and include full-length documents, pamphlets, reviews, newspaper articles and debates, letters, and fiction. The first set, Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand (edited by Ann Heilmann and Stephanie Forward), is concerned with the most prominent British New Woman writer and her contemporary critical reception.

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Women and War

Women and War

1st Edition

Edited By Donna Coates, Jaclyn Carter, Timothy Duffy, David Sigler, Linsey Robb, Lisa Payne Ossian, Carol Acton, Isabelle Groenhof, Rubia Akram, Zachary Brewer
April 15, 2020

This is an seven-volume collection of primary texts, each selected and introduced by experts, reproducing in facsimile a wealth of materials related to the history of women and warfare in the English-speaking world. The editors are historians and literary scholars with a wealth of publications in ...

Women, Beauty, and Fashion

Women, Beauty, and Fashion

1st Edition

Edited By Monika Pietrzak-Franger
March 19, 2014

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE! (Valid until three months after publication.) Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, the History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, ...

Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929

Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929

1st Edition

Edited By Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith
November 18, 2013

As part of the ongoing project of retrieving women writers from the margins of literary and cultural history, scholars of literature, history, and gender studies are increasingly exploring and interrogating girls’ print culture. School stories, in particular, are generating substantial scholarly ...

Women and Cross Dressing 1800–1939

Women and Cross Dressing 1800–1939

1st Edition

Edited By Heike Bauer
October 08, 2013

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor and Francis, an informa company....

Children and Empire

Children and Empire

1st Edition

Edited By Cheryl M. Cassidy, Andrea Kaston Tange
January 28, 2013

Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse The History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, and women’s writing, as well as those working in allied and related fields. ...

Women and Belief, 1852–1928

Women and Belief, 1852–1928

1st Edition

Edited By Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller
November 29, 2012

Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse Over recent years, research into religious belief during the Victorian period and the early twentieth century has grown in diversity and importance. The centrality of faith-based discourses to women of the period has long been recognized by scholars in ...

Female Journalists of the Fin de Siècle

Female Journalists of the Fin de Siècle

1st Edition

Edited By Lorna Shelley
December 22, 2010

Especially in recent years, late nineteenth-century novels, short stories, and essays have attracted considerable scholarly interest. Research into texts by and about the New Woman has played a major role in shaping a critical understanding of fin-de-siècle literature, New Journalism, gender ...

Victorian and Edwardian Anti-Feminism

Victorian and Edwardian Anti-Feminism

1st Edition

Edited By Valerie Sanders, Lucy Delap
May 07, 2010

First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Irish Feminisms, 1810–1930

Irish Feminisms, 1810–1930

1st Edition

Edited By Mary Pierse
February 01, 2010

Co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse, the History of Feminism series makes key archival source material readily available to scholars, researchers, and students of women’s and gender studies, women’s history, and women’s writing, as well as those working in allied and related fields. ...

Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand

Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand

1st Edition

Edited By Ann Heilmann, Stephanie Forward, Ann Heilmann
August 07, 2009

Sarah Grand was one of the most prominent New Women of the 1890s and a notable social purity feminist and suffragist. This collection offers important insights into the full range of her journalistic output and lesser-known fictional writings. It also makes available biographical and ...

Women and Empire, 1750–1939 Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

Women and Empire, 1750–1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

1st Edition

Edited By Susan K. Martin, Caroline Daley, Elizabeth Dimock, Cheryl Cassidy, Cecily Devereux
April 01, 2009

Women and Empire, 1750–1939: Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism functions to extend significantly the range of the History of Feminism series (co-published by Routledge and Edition Synapse), bringing together the histories of British and American women’s emancipation, represented in ...

Medical Advice for Women, 1830–1915

Medical Advice for Women, 1830–1915

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Robbins
February 15, 2009

Medical Advice for Women is a new five-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse covering professional, scientific, and medical opinion, in addition to the popular guides aimed at the female reader, between the years 1830–1915. Medical literature from this period provides a fascinating ...

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