History of Feminism

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.

  • Women, Beauty, and Fashion

    Edited by Monika Pietrzak-Franger

    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,…

    Hardback – 2014-01-19
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  • Girls’ School Stories, 1749–1929

    Edited by Kristine Moruzi, Michelle J. Smith

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-10-08
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  • Children and Empire

    Edited by Cheryl M. Cassidy, Andrea Kaston Tange

    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.…

    Hardback – 2012-12-13
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  • Women and Belief, 1852–1928

    Edited by Jessica Cox, Mark Llewellyn, Nadine Muller

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-10-15
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  • Female Journalists of the Fin de Siècle

    Edited by Lorna Shelley

    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…

    Hardback – 2010-11-07
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  • Victorian and Edwardian Anti-Feminism

    Edited by Valerie Sanders, Lucy Delap

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

    Hardback – 2010-03-30
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  • Irish Feminisms, 1810–1930

    Edited by Mary Pierse

    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.…

    Hardback – 2009-12-13
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  • Women and Empire, 1750–1939

    Primary Sources on Gender and Anglo-Imperialism

    Edited by Susan K. Martin, Caroline Daley, Elizabeth Dimock, Cheryl Cassidy, Cecily Devereux

    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…

    Hardback – 2009-01-25
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  • Medical Advice for Women, 1830–1915

    Edited by Ruth Robbins

    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…

    Hardback – 2008-12-10
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  • Nineteenth-Century British Women's Education, 1840–1900

    Edited by Susan Hamilton, Janice Schroeder

    This new six-volume collection from Routledge and Edition Synapse brings together key documents from the Victorian feminist campaign to establish and improve girls’ and women’s education. The set is divided into two sections, both of which incorporate materials that argue for the improvement of…

    Hardback – 2007-08-28
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  • African American Feminisms, 1828–1923

    Edited by Teresa Zackodnik

    The black women's club movement is frequently seen as definitive of "first-wave" African American feminism. However, this six-volume collection from the History of Feminism series draws together key documents that show the varied political work African American feminists were undertaking well…

    Hardback – 2007-06-06
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  • Women's Suffrage Literature

    By Katharine Cockin, Glenda Norquay, Sowon Park

    Women's Suffrage Literature is a new Major Work from Routledge and Edition Synapse. It makes available in facsimile key texts which represent the wealth of creative writing that emerged around the issue of women’s suffrage in the early twentieth century. The collection includes five…

    Hardback – 2006-12-17
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  • Women and Cross-Dressing: 1800-1939

    Edited by Heike Bauer

    This three-volume collection focuses on writings by and about cross-dressing women from the early nineteenth century up until the beginning of World War II. In so doing, it provides a new perspective on one of the most decisive periods in the history of feminism. The anthology brings together for…

    Hardback – 2006-08-24
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  • Women's Travel Writing, 1750-1850

    Edited by Caroline Franklin

    The Romantic Period saw a massive advance in British colonial expansion, which was accompanied by a corresponding expansion in travel writings. These published letters, journals and books provided British readers with detailed accounts of new and exotic locations and thus engaged the reading public…

    Hardback – 2006-05-11
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  • Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918

    Edited by Lucy Delap, Maria DiCenzo, Leila Ryan

    The Edwardian period experienced a particularly vibrant periodical culture, with phenomenal growth in the numbers of titles published that were either aimed specifically at women, or else saw women as a key section of their readership or contributor group. It was an era of political ferment in…

    Hardback – 2005-12-22
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  • Animal Welfare and Anti-Vivisection 1870-1910

    Nineteenth-Century Women's Mission

    Edited by Susan Hamilton

    This three-volume set brings together a range of documents that allows researchers to explore the nineteenth-century vivisection controversy, its relation to the prominent animal welfare movement and the specific role of women within the movement.The collection maps the battle over the meaning of…

    Hardback – 2004-06-30
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  • Women, Madness and Spiritualism

    Edited by Bridget Bennett, Helen Nicholson, Roy Porter

    This set reproduces seminal writings by three exceptional nineteenth-century women. Georgina Weldon, Louisa Lowe and Susan Willis Fletcher were certified as insane by the Victorian medical establishment and were threatened with incarceration for their eccentric and transgressive behaviour. All…

    Hardback – 2003-06-25
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  • Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns

    Diseases of the Body Politic

    Edited by Jane Jordan, Ingrid Sharp

    This five volume set deals in detail with Josephine Butler's campaign for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Britain and the Colonies. At present, access to Butler's work is restricted as a number of relevant anthologies are out of print. The bulk of these can only be read in specialist…

    Hardback – 2003-03-12
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  • International Woman Suffrage

    Ius Suffragii 1913-1920

    Edited by Sybil Oldfield

    An indispensable reference and research resource, International Woman Suffrage (originally Ius Suffragii) was the monthly periodical of the early twentieth-century worldwide women's movement. Its function was to inform women working for equal citizenship in one part of the world about the…

    Hardback – 2002-12-25
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  • American Feminism

    Key Source Documents, 1848-1920

    Edited by Janet Beer, Katherine Joslin, Anne Trudgill

    This anthology publishes key documents in the history of American feminism that are currently only available in extract form or in archives.This set spans from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women's suffrage in 1920, and includes works…

    Hardback – 2002-11-27
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  • Sex, Social Purity and Sarah Grand

    Edited by Ann Heilmann, Stephanie Forward, Ann Heilmann

    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…

    Hardback – 2000-09-27
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  • The Late-Victorian Marriage Question

    A Collection of Key New Woman Texts

    Edited by Ann Heilmann

    This anthology contextualizes key feminist texts and ideas by linking them with the transformation of public opinion brought about by the late Victorian debate on marriage, motherhood and women's right to an independent life.Included are Mona Caird's controversial The Morality of Marriage; debates…

    Hardback – 1998-03-18
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