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Madwoman in the Attic The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
ISBN: PB: 9780300246728, Yale University Press, May 2020
784 pp., 19.6x12.7 cm
Called "a feminist classic" by Judith Shulevitz in the New York Times Book Review, this pathbreaking book of literary criticism is now reissued with a new introduction by Lisa Appignanesi that speaks to how The Madwoman in the Attic set the groundwor...
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£14,99
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Bread Winner An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy
ISBN: HB: 9780300230062, Yale University Press, April 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 32 black&white illus.
The Victorian era saw remarkable economic growth and a rise in real wages. But not everyone shared in the nation's prosperity. Many families continued to live in grinding poverty with women and children usually faring worst. In this incisive account...
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Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900
ISBN: PB: 9780300253740, Yale University Press, April 2020
264 pp., 23.5x17.5 cm, 200 colour illus.
This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women’s everyday lives – from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen – and to explore...
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They Were Her Property White Women as Slave Owners in the American South
ISBN: PB: 9780300251838, ISBN: HB: 9780300218664, Yale University Press, February 2020
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave?...
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Calamity The Many Lives of Calamity Jane
ISBN: HB: 9780300212808, Yale University Press, February 2020
304 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 20 colour illus.
Martha Jane Canary, popularly known as Calamity Jane, was the pistol-packing, rootin' tootin' "lady wildcat" of the American West. Brave and resourceful, she held her own with the men of America's most colorful era and became a celebrity both in her...
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Matilda Empress, Queen, Warrior
ISBN: PB: 9780300251470, ISBN: HB: 9780300227253, Yale University Press, February 2020
296 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 21 black&white illus.
Matilda was a daughter, wife, and mother. But she was also empress, heir to the English crown – the first woman ever to hold the position – and an able military general. This new biography explores Matilda's achievements as military and political le...
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Princess of the Hither Isles A Black Suffragist's Story from the Jim Crow South
ISBN: HB: 9780300242607, Yale University Press, November 2019
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 9 black&white illus.
Born during the Civil War into a slaveholding family that included black, white, and Cherokee forebears, Adella Hunt Logan dedicated herself to advancing political and educational opportunities for the African American community. She taught at Alabam...
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Literate South Reading before Emancipation
ISBN: HB: 9780300112535, Yale University Press, August 2019
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 30 black&white illus.
A pervasive assumption about the culture of the southern United States is that it is firmly rooted in an oral tradition, not a written one. Schweiger complicates our understanding of literacy and reading in the American South before emancipation by s...
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£25,00
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Dante and the Early Astronomer Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9780300239898, Yale University Press, June 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's "Divine Comedy". Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as ins...
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Women of Atelier 17 Modernist Printmaking in Midcentury New York
ISBN: HB: 9780300238501, Yale University Press, June 2019
296 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 76 colour illus., 63 black&white illus.
In this important book Christina Weyl takes us into the experimental New York print studio Atelier 17 and highlights the women whose work there advanced both modernism and feminism in the 1940s and 1950s. Weyl focuses on eight artists – Louise Bourge...
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£50,00
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