Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

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Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian times, the history of abortion, women's roles in the Stuart era and women's place in the household and in work.

  • Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses: Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War book cover

    Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses

    Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Eisenstein

    Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
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  • Death Comes to the Maiden: Sex and Execution 1431-1933 book cover

    Death Comes to the Maiden

    Sex and Execution 1431-1933, 1st Edition

    By Camille Naish

    In 1791, the French femme de lettres Olympe de Gouges wrote that 'as women have the right to take their places on the scaffold, they must also have the right to take their seats in government'. This book explores the issues of female emancipation through the history of female execution, from the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Women in Nazi Society book cover

    Women in Nazi Society

    1st Edition

    By Jill Stephenson

    This fascinating book examines the position of women under the Nazis. The National Socialist movement was essentially male-dominated, with a fixed conception of the role women should play in society; while man was the warrior and breadwinner, woman was to be the homemaker and childbearer. The Nazi…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England book cover

    Girls Growing Up in Late Victorian and Edwardian England

    1st Edition

    By Carol Dyhouse

    Girls learn about "femininity" from childhood onwards, first through their relationships in the family, and later from their teachers and peers. Using sources which vary from diaries to Inspector’s reports, this book studies the socialization of middle- and working-class girls in late Victorian and…

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  • The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal book cover

    The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal

    1st Edition

    By Deborah Gorham

    In Victorian England, the perception of girlhood arose not in isolation, but as one manifestation of the prevailing conception of femininity. Examining the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of middle-class girls, this book is also a study of the learning of gender roles in…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Women in Protest 1800-1850 book cover

    Women in Protest 1800-1850

    1st Edition

    By Malcolm I. Thomis, Jennifer Grimmett

    There is still much uncertainty about the role of nineteenth-century British women in social and political protest. As politics was a man’s world virtually all official accounts and statistics of popular protest deal only with the men involved. It is well known that women participated in food riots…

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  • Rise Up, Women!: The Militant Campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1903-1914 book cover

    Rise Up, Women!

    The Militant Campaign of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1903-1914, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Rosen

    The suffragette movement shattered the domestic tranquillity of Edwardian England. This book is an original and searching study of the formidable organization which led this campaign: the Women’s Social and Political Union. With the use of previously unpublished correspondence of Mrs Emmeline…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • The Feminists: Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920 book cover

    The Feminists

    Women's Emancipation Movements in Europe, America and Australasia 1840-1920, 1st Edition

    By Richard J. Evans

    Originally published in 1977, this book brings together what is known about liberal feminist and socialist movements for the emancipation of women all over the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It deals not only with Britain and the United States but also with Australia, New…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939 book cover

    Leninism, Stalinism, and the Women's Movement in Britain, 1920-1939

    1st Edition

    By Sue Bruley

    This book offers a detailed examination of the interaction between socialism and feminism through the lens of one particular socialist organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain, from its foundation in 1920 until the outbreak of the Second World War. The study of socialism and feminism in…

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  • Mothers in the Fatherland: Women, the Family and Nazi Politics book cover

    Mothers in the Fatherland

    Women, the Family and Nazi Politics, 1st Edition

    By Claudia Koonz

    From extensive research, including a remarkable interview with the unrepentant chief of Hitler’s Women’s Bureau, this book traces the roles played by women – as followers, victims and resisters – in the rise of Nazism. Originally publishing in 1987, it is an important contribution to the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • The Ends of History: Victorians and

    The Ends of History

    Victorians and "the Woman Question", 1st Edition

    By Christina Crosby

    Why were the Victorians so passionate about "History"? How did this passion relate to another Victorian obsession – the "woman question"? In a brilliant and provocative study, Christina Crosby investigates the links between the Victorians’ fascination with "history" and with the nature of "…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Women Workers in the First World War book cover

    Women Workers in the First World War

    1st Edition

    By Gail Braybon

    Commentators writing soon after the outbreak of the First World War about the classic problems of women’s employment (low pay, lack of career structure, exclusion from "men’s jobs") frequently went on to say that the war had "changed all this", and that women’s position would never be the same…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Eighteenth-century Women: An Anthology book cover

    Eighteenth-century Women

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Bridget Hill

    When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and records, but also on the literature of the…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Women, Work, and Protest: A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History book cover

    Women, Work, and Protest

    A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Milkman

    As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex…

    Paperback – 2014-07-04
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  • Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study book cover

    Women in Stuart England and America

    A Comparative Study, 1st Edition

    By Roger Thompson

    Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia. Incorporating both new research on the subject, and the findings of other scholars on…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
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  • Mary Wollstonecraft: An Annotated Bibliography book cover

    Mary Wollstonecraft

    An Annotated Bibliography, 1st Edition

    By Janet Todd

    First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her in English written between 1788 and 1975. It is designed both as a research tool for scholars and students and as a revelation of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
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  • Sex and Class in Women's History: Essays from Feminist Studies book cover

    Sex and Class in Women's History

    Essays from Feminist Studies, 1st Edition

    Edited by Judith L. Newton, Mary P. Ryan, Judith R. Walkowitz

    The essays collected in this volume reflect the upsurge of interest in the research and writing of feminist history in the 1970s/80s and illustrate the developments which have taken place – in the types of questions asked, the methodologies employed, and the scope and sophistication of the…

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  • The Nazi Organisation of Women book cover

    The Nazi Organisation of Women

    1st Edition

    By Jill Stephenson

    The Nazi’s were implacably opposed to feminism and women’s independence. Rosa Luxemburg became a symbol of all that most horrified them in German society, in particular because of her involvement in active politics. Nazi ideology saw women in the activist role of 'wives, mothers and home-makers',…

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  • Women Remember: An Oral History book cover

    Women Remember

    An Oral History, 1st Edition

    By Anne Smith

    In this fascinating book, originally published in 1989, Anne Smith records interviews with a group of octogenerian women, covering all social classes and a great variety of experience. She allows the women to speak for themselves, bringing to light the submerged history of ordinary women's lives.…

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  • The Nineteenth-century Woman: Her Cultural and Physical World book cover

    The Nineteenth-century Woman

    Her Cultural and Physical World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sara Delamont, Lorna Duffin

    This collection of papers draws on insights from social anthropology to illuminate historical material, and presents a set of closely integrated studies on the inter-connections between feminism and medical, social and educational ideas in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book evidence from…

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  • Changing Ideas about Women in the United States, 1776-1825 book cover

    Changing Ideas about Women in the United States, 1776-1825

    1st Edition

    By Janet Wilson James

    Written in 1954 and published in 1981, this fascinating study remains authoritative as an account of a body of opinion about women’s nature and role that was in vogue in America during the first half-century after independence. Combining intellectual and social history, this work was one of…

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  • The Magdalenes: Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century book cover

    The Magdalenes

    Prostitution in the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Linda Mahood

    The nineteenth century witnessed a discursive explosion around the subject of sex. Historical evidence indicates that the sexual behaviour which had always been punishable began to be spoken of, regulated, and policed in new ways. Prostitutes were no longer dragged through the town, dunked in lakes…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
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  • Women in Public, 1850-1900: Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement book cover

    Women in Public, 1850-1900

    Documents of the Victorian Women's Movement, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Hollis

    Assembling a full and comprehensive collection of material which illustrates all aspects of the emergent women’s movement during the years 1850-1900, this fascinating book will prove invaluable to students of nineteenth century social history and women's studies, to those studying the Victorian…

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  • Women Workers in the Second World War: Production and Patriarchy in Conflict book cover

    Women Workers in the Second World War

    Production and Patriarchy in Conflict, 1st Edition

    By Penny Summerfield

    The Second World War is often seen as a period of emancipation, because of the influx of women into paid work, and because the state took steps to relieve women of domestic work. This study challenges such a picture. The state approached the removal of women from the domestic sphere with extreme…

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  • Fit Work for Women book cover

    Fit Work for Women

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sandra Burman

    This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women’s wage work, but also on activities either not defined as work or accorded an ambiguous status. It discusses the formation of the…

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  • Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform book cover

    Prostitution and Victorian Social Reform

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    By Paul McHugh

    In the mid-nineteenth century many parts of England and Wales were still subjected to a system of regulated prostitution which, by identifying and detaining for treatment infected prostitutes, aimed to protect members of the armed forces (94 per cent of whom were forbidden to marry) from venereal…

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  • Separate Spheres: The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain book cover

    Separate Spheres

    The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain, 1st Edition

    By Brian Harrison

    The British feminist movement has often been studied, but so far nobody has written about its opponents. Dr Harrison argues that British feminism cannot be understood without appreciating the strength and even the contemporary plausibility of ‘the Antis’, as the opponents of women’s suffrage were…

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  • Women and Work in Pre-industrial England book cover

    Women and Work in Pre-industrial England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lindsey Charles, Lorna Duffin

    This book surveys women and work in English society before its transition to industrial capitalism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The time span of the book from 1300 to 1800 allows comparison of women’s work patterns across various phases of economic and social organisation. It was…

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  • The Woman Movement: Feminism in the United States and England book cover

    The Woman Movement

    Feminism in the United States and England, 1st Edition

    By William L. O'Neill

    This unusual book traces the development of the feminist movement in America and, to a lesser extent, in England. The comparison between the movements is enlightening. Professor O’Neill starts with Mary Wollstonecraft and traces the development of the attack on Victorian institutions right up to…

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  • Abortion in England 1900-1967 book cover

    Abortion in England 1900-1967

    1st Edition

    By Barbara Brookes

    Over the decades from 1900 to 1967 abortion was transformed from an important female-centred form of fertility control into a medical event, closely monitored by the State. This transition, the author argues here, took place against a background of debate over fertility control and its implications…

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  • Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England book cover

    Women as Mothers in Pre-Industrial England

    1st Edition

    Edited by Valerie Fildes

    Originally published in 1990, this book met the rising interest in the subject of women in pre-industrial England, bringing together a group of scholars with diverse and wide-ranging interests; experts in social and medical history, demography, women’s studies, and the history of the family, whose…

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  • The Woman of the Eighteenth Century: Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street book cover

    The Woman of the Eighteenth Century

    Her Life, from Birth to Death, Her Love and Her Philosophy in the Worlds of Salon, Shop and Street, 1st Edition

    By Edmond de Goncourt, Jules de Goncourt

    This translation of the French Femme au dix-huitiéme siécle from 1862, first published in English in 1928, traces the life of the Eighteenth Century woman in an historical account. Through discussion of evidence from paintings and memoirs, the book draws an intimate lifelike account of what lay…

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  • 'Gilded Prostitution': Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914 book cover

    'Gilded Prostitution'

    Status, Money and Transatlantic Marriages, 1870-1914, 1st Edition

    By Maureen E. Montgomery

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and…

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  • The Edwardian Woman book cover

    The Edwardian Woman

    1st Edition

    By Duncan Crow

    Covering the period from the beginning of the twentieth century to the outbreak of the First World War, this entertaining account describes the lives of women in all classes of society: the entertainments they watched, the clothes they wore, their education and the effect it had on women’s…

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  • Current Issues in Women's History book cover

    Current Issues in Women's History

    1st Edition

    By International Conference on Women's History

    Edited by Arina Angerman, Geerte Binnema, Annemieke Keunen, Vefie Poels, Jacqueline Zirkzee

    This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
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  • Women in Europe since 1750 book cover

    Women in Europe since 1750

    1st Edition

    By Patricia Branca

    In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at leisure and in their political and educational functions. Particular emphasis is placed upon the significant cultural differences between women of various…

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  • Silent Sisterhood: Middle-class Women in the Victorian Home book cover

    Silent Sisterhood

    Middle-class Women in the Victorian Home, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Branca

    This perceptive book studies the Victorian woman in the home and in the family. One of the central purposes is to rescue Victorian woman from the realm of myth where her life was spent in frivolous trifles and instead to show how she had a major part to play in the practical management of the home.…

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  • Mrs Annie Besant: A Modern Prophet book cover

    Mrs Annie Besant

    A Modern Prophet, 1st Edition

    By Theodore Besterman

    Having already published a bibliography on Annie Besant, Theodore Besterman in this book continued with the story of her life. She was a prominent British Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator who lived between 1847 and 1933.Originally published in 1934, this work is fascinating…

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  • Out of the Cage: Women's Experiences in Two World Wars book cover

    Out of the Cage

    Women's Experiences in Two World Wars, 1st Edition

    By Gail Braybon, Penny Summerfield

    Originally published in 1987, Out of the Cage brings vividly to life the experiences of working women from all social groups in the two World Wars. Telling a fascinating story, the authors emphasise what the women themselves have had to say, in diaries, memoirs, letters and recorded interviews…

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    Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

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    By Various

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1928 and 1992, Routledge Library Editions: Women's History offers a selection of scholarship covering women's roles, gender battles, feminism and other issues through the ages. Topics include women in the World Wars, prostitution in Victorian…

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