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Women in North America -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 29 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer by Kristina DuRocher
    Ida B. Wells: Social Activist and Reformer - by Kristina DuRocher

    £24.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781138786882 | ISBN 10: 1138786888

    Born into slavery in 1862, Ida B. Wells went on to become an influential reformer and leader in the African American community. A Southern black woman living in a time when little social power was available to people of her race or gender, Ida B. Wel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson
    Negroland: A Memoir - by Margo Jefferson

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783783021 | ISBN 10: 1783783028

    The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
    The Woman Warrior - by Maxine Hong Kingston

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781447275220 | ISBN 10: 1447275225

    With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo   A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America.   When we Chinese girls listened to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein
    Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir - by Carrie Brownstein

    £16.99   hardback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780349007922 | ISBN 10: 0349007926

    From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life - and finding yourself - in music.  Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Nor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias
    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side - by Rayya Elias

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408837696 | ISBN 10: 1408837692

    "She's experienced wealth, cultural alienation, homelessness, brushes with fame, prison, rehab, record deals, a million blown second chances, a dozen broken hearts and one bloody-knuckled ultimate spiritual redemption. She even died once in the proce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch
    Happy Accidents - by Jane Lynch

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780007447589 | ISBN 10: 0007447582

    Best-known for her role in Glee, this is the hilarious and inspiring story of how Jane Lynch changed from a real-life Sue Sylvester to the happy and fulfilled actress she is today.  In 1974, a fourteen-year-old girl in Dolton, Illinois, had a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman by Cathy Wilkerson
    Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman - by Cathy Wilkerson

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781583229255 | ISBN 10: 1583229256

    Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village to ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx by Elaine Showalter
    A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx - by Elaine Showalter

    £14.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844080809 | ISBN 10: 1844080803

    Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers.  Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Who
    Who's Your Mama? The Unsung Voices of Women and Mothers - by Edited by Yvonne Bynoe

    £11.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781593762391 | ISBN 10: 1593762399

    Not just your average book on motherhood, Who's Your Mama? treads new territory, taking on the unvarnished personal narratives of working class women, women of color, single mothers and gay mothers as they explore the complexities of both motherhood ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown by Jennifer Scanlon
    Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown - by Jennifer Scanlon

    £17.99   hardback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780195342055 | ISBN 10: 0195342054

    When reviewing the great figures of feminism, few would call to mind the creator of the Cosmo Girl, but as Jennifer Scanlon argues in her fascinating biography Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, the longtime editor of Cosmopolit ... more

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  • Cover image of book Making Space for Indigenous Feminism by Joyce Green (editor)
    Making Space for Indigenous Feminism - by Joyce Green (editor)

    £31.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842779408 | ISBN 10: 1842779400

    The majority of scholarly and activist opinion by and about Indigenous women claims that feminism is irrelevant for them. Yet there is also an articulate, theoretically informed and activist constituency that identifies as feminist. This book is by a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie by Rachel Corrie
    Let Me Stand Alone: The Journals of Rachel Corrie - by Rachel Corrie

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781847080509 | ISBN 10: 1847080502

    Rachel Corrie was a young American activist killed on March 16th 2003, as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian family's home in the Gaza strip. She was twenty-three years old.  Let Me Stand Alone reveals Corrie's striking gifts as a poe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Women
    The Women's movement against sexual harrassment - by Carrie N. Baker

    £21.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780521704946 | ISBN 10: 0521704944

    Recounts the story of how a diverse social movement placed sexual harassment on the public agenda in the 1970s and 1980s. The collaboration of women from varying racial, economic, and geographic backgrounds strengthened the movement by representing t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cancer Vixen: A True Story by Marisa Acocella Marchetto
    Cancer Vixen: A True Story - by Marisa Acocella Marchetto

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780007258963 | ISBN 10: 0007258968

    "What happens when a shoe-crazy, lipstick-obsessed, wine-swilling, pasta-slurping, fashion-fanatic, single-forever, about-to-get-married big-city girl cartoon-ist with a fabulous life finds...a lump in her breast?" That's the question that sets this ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown
    A Piece of Cake: A Memoir - by Cupcake Brown

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780553818178 | ISBN 10: 0553818171

    From beloved daughter to abused foster child to crack addict, this is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake Brown.  Following her mother’s death, Cupcake was just eleven years old when she entered the child welfare system. Moved f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
    Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - by Alison Bechdel

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780224080514 | ISBN 10: 0224080512

    Fun Home is a fresh and brilliantly told memoir marked by gothic twists, a family funeral home, sexual angst and great books. Like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis it's a story exhilaratingly suited to graphic memoir form. Meet Alison's father, obse ... more

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  • Cover image of book With Billie by Julia Blackburn
    With Billie - by Julia Blackburn

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780099483656 | ISBN 10: 0099483653

    Julia Blackburn's brilliant and haunting new book is a life of Billie Holiday told in the voices of those who knew her. During the 1970s a young woman called Linda Kuehl, planning to write a biography of Billie, recorded interviews with more than 150 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni
    Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran - by Azadeh Moaveni

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781586483784 | ISBN 10: 1586483781

    Azadeh Moaveni was born in Palo Alto, California, into an Iranian diaspora community longing for an Iran thousands of miles - and a revolution - away. As far back as she can remember, she felt uncomfortable with her tangled identity. College magnifie ... more

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  • Cover image of book The World I Live in by Helen Keller, edited and with an introduction by Roger Shattuck
    The World I Live in - by Helen Keller, edited and with an introduction by Roger Shattuck

    £9.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781590170670 | ISBN 10: 1590170679

    Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work — one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements.  Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind ... more

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  • Cover image of book Book by Whoopi Goldberg
    Book - by Whoopi Goldberg

    £10.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780751526332 | ISBN 10: 0751526339

    "Here's where I'm supposed to say all kinds of hip, Whoopi-esque stuff to get you to buy the book... when I tell you in my own inimitable way, how uproarious and provocative this book is, how OUT THERE and cutting edge... Or, I could say things like, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers by Mike Walker
    Powder Puff Derby: Petticoat Pilots and Flying Flappers - by Mike Walker

    £7.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780470851418 | ISBN 10: 0470851414

    Cowboy journalist Will Rogers called it the "Powder Puff Derby" - after all, who had ever heard of such an outrageous idea as dames in planes? Worse, dames racing planes 2,700 miles from California to Cleveland. One reporter reckoned that far from f ... more

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  • Cover image of book The W Effect: Bush by Laura Flanders (editor)
    The W Effect: Bush - by Laura Flanders (editor)

    £13.50   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781558614710 | ISBN 10: 1558614710

    Women's rights around the world have been dealt staggering blows by a set of policies that are strategic, cold-blooded and punitive - a virtual war on women. Yet the story of this 21st century backlash remains underreported and obscured by disinfor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha by as told by Dr. Ben Reitman
    Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha - by as told by Dr. Ben Reitman

    £11.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781902593036 | ISBN 10: 1902593030

    The frank uncensored story of a wandering woman of the underworld. Intimate facts of a woman hobo's methods and habits: a life story that has no parallel.  Swapping tales around the campfire in hobo jungles, hanging out on free love commune farm ... more

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  • Cover image of book Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl - by Harriet Jacobs

    £8.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9780393976373 | ISBN 10: 0393976378

    Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is the first full-length narrative written by a former woman slave in America. It tells the story of Harriet Jacobs's early life as a slave in North Carolina; her fugitive years in New York, Boston, and Rochester ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty by Jody Raphael
    Saving Bernice: Battered Women, Welfare, and Poverty - by Jody Raphael

    £25.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781555534387 | ISBN 10: 1555534384

    This is the story of Bernice, a former welfare mother and survivor of domestic violence, and her arduous journey to escape from, and ultimately triumph over, years of battering, poverty, and welfare.   Skillfully interweaving Bernice's own eloquent ... more

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  • Cover image of book Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen
    Girl, Interrupted - by Susanna Kaysen

    £8.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781860497926 | ISBN 10: 1860497926

    In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital to be treated for depression.  She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psyc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sexual Harassment: High School Girls Speak Out by June Larkin
    Sexual Harassment: High School Girls Speak Out - by June Larkin

    £7.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780929005652 | ISBN 10: 0929005651

    In this riveting expose, former teacher June Larkin details how girls are harassed by males in schools. Based on first-hand interviews with teenaged girls, she paints a frightening picture of how sexual harassment is part of daily high school life. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Moving Beyond Words by Gloria Steinem
    Moving Beyond Words - by Gloria Steinem

    £10.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780747520214 | ISBN 10: 0747520216

    A selection of essays from the feminist author of Revolution from Within.  The topics featured include economic empowerment, the advance of women in politics, the terrorism of anti-abortion activists, the joy of diversity, and the new ceremonies for ... more

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  • Cover image of book Angela Davis: An Autobiography by Angela Davis
    Angela Davis: An Autobiography - by Angela Davis

    £13.99   paperback   (1989) - ISBN 13: 9780717806676 | ISBN 10: 0717806677

    Her own powerful story to 1972, told with warmth, brilliance, humor and conviction, with a 1988 Introduction by the author. 416 pages. ... more

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