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Historical Feminism -

Related categories: Feminism & Women / History & Biography /
Related booklists: Women's History - 20th Century, Feminism, The Suffragette Movement and the Fight for the Vote, Women's History - Pre-20th Century,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 22 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose
    What Would de Beauvoir Do? How the Greatest Feminists Would Solve Your Everyday Problems - by Tabi Jackson Gee and Freya Rose

    £12.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781788400305 | ISBN 10: 1788400305

    Explore the theories and concepts of the greatest feminists of all time, and get an answer to all of your everyday problems.  Ever thought about what Tinder advice Naomi Wolf would give you?   Ever wondered what Andrea Dworkin would th ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America
    And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists - by Helen LaKelly Hunt

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781558614291 | ISBN 10: 155861429x

    Foreword by Cornel West. "Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848... From the time of the first Convention on Women — in New York 1837 — the battle began"(Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton) A decade p ... more

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  • Cover image of book See Red - Women
    See Red - Women's Workshop - Feminist Posters 1974-1990 - by See Red members, with a foreword by Sheila Rowbotham

    £19.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781909829077 | ISBN 10: 1909829072

    Founded in 1974, See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled is ... 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 The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia by Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot
    The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia - by Bryan Talbot and Mary Talbot

    £16.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780224102346 | ISBN 10: 0224102346

    Set against the background of violence and state repression in a turbulent period of French history, The Red Virgin and the Vision of Utopia chronicles the incredible and outrageous life of Louise Michel, the revolutionary feminist dubbed The Red Vi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon
    Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley - by Charlotte Gordon

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099592396 | ISBN 10: 0099592398

    ***AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4*** "A gripping account of the heartbreaks and triumphs of two of history's most formidable female intellectuals, Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley. Gordon has reunited mother and daughter through biography, beautifully ... more

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  • Cover image of book This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr (Editors)
    This Book Is an Action: Feminist Print Culture and Activist Aesthetics - by Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr (Editors)

    £19.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780252081347 | ISBN 10: 025208134x

    The Women's Liberation Movement held a foundational belief in the written word's power to incite social change. In this new collection, Jaime Harker and Cecilia Konchar Farr curate essays that reveal how second-wave feminists embraced this potential ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys by Bee Rowlatt
    In Search of Mary: The Mother of All Journeys - by Bee Rowlatt

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781846883781 | ISBN 10: 1846883784

    Toddler in tow, Bee Rowlatt embarks on an extraordinary journey in search of the life and legacy of the first celebrity feminist: Mary Wollstonecraft. From the wild coasts of Norway to a naked re-birthing in California, via the blood-soaked stre ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst
    My Own Story - by Emmeline Pankhurst

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784871253 | ISBN 10: 1784871257

    Emmeline Pankhurst grew up all too aware of the prevailing attitude of her day: that men were considered superior to women. When she was just fourteen she attended her first suffrage meeting, and returned home a confirmed suffragist. Throughout the c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn
    Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings - by Clara Zetkin, Edited by Philip S. Foner, Foreword by Angela Y. Davis and Rosalyn

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781608463909 | ISBN 10: 1608463907

    "Clara Zetkin's arguments in support of women workers contain a logic which can be effectively employed today in defense of strong affirmative action programs, not only for women but for the racially and nationally oppressed as well... Her analysis o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
    The Secret History of Wonder Woman - by Jill Lepore

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781925228113 | ISBN 10: 1925228118

    A riveting work of historical detection, revealing that the origins of one of the worlds most iconic Superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism. Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History by Vron Ware, Foreword by Mikki Kendall
    Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History - by Vron Ware, Foreword by Mikki Kendall

    £17.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784780128 | ISBN 10: 178478012x

    Pioneering study of how ideas about white women have shaped the history of racism.   How have ideas about white women figured in the history of racism? Vron Ware argues that they have been central, and that feminism has, in many ways, develope ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman by Michele Wallace
    Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman - by Michele Wallace

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781781688212 | ISBN 10: 1781688214

    Originally published in 1978, Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman caused a storm of controversy. Michele Wallace blasted the masculine biases of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Dialectics of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution by Shulamith Firestone
    The Dialectics of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution - by Shulamith Firestone

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784780524 | ISBN 10: 1784780529

    An international bestseller, originally published in 1970, when Shulamith Firestone was just twenty-five years old, The Dialectic of Sex was the first book of the womens liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics. "A landmark ... more

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  • Cover image of book Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement by Finn Mackay
    Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement - by Finn Mackay

    £19.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781137363572 | ISBN 10: 1137363576

    Feminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence. A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape, abuse, prostitution and inequality, and asserting a powerful new vision for women's liberation. The future of feminism has be ... more

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  • Cover image of book March, Women, March: Voices of the Women by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
    March, Women, March: Voices of the Women - by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780233004457 | ISBN 10: 0233004459

    Voices of the Women's Movement explores the women's movment in Britain, from the passing of the Marriage and Divorce Act in 1857 to women attaining the vote in 1928. Published to commemorate the centenary of the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sheila Rowbotham Presents Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication for the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
    Sheila Rowbotham Presents Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication for the Rights of Woman - by Mary Wollstonecraft

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844674466 | ISBN 10: 1844674460

    "It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created to feel rather than to reason, and that all the power they obtain, must be obtained by ... more

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  • Cover image of book Glamour: Women, History, Feminism by Carol Dyhouse
    Glamour: Women, History, Feminism - by Carol Dyhouse

    £75.00   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848134072 | ISBN 10: 184813407x

    How do we understand "Glamour"? Has it empowered women or turned them into objects? Once associated with modernity and the cutting edge, is it entirely bound up with nostalgia and tradition?  This unique and fascinating book tells the story o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings - by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    £8.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844085583 | ISBN 10: 1844085589

    'It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches ...The colour is repellent ...In the places where it isn't faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to skulk about...' Based on the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History - by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

    £14.99   hardback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781400041596 | ISBN 10: 1400041597

    They didnt ask to be remembered, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurel Ulrich wrote in 1976 about the pious women of colonial New England. And then she added a phrase that has since gained widespread currency: Well-behaved women seldom make histor ... more

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  • Cover image of book When Sex Became Gender by Shira Tarrant
    When Sex Became Gender - by Shira Tarrant

    £37.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780415953474 | ISBN 10: 0415953472

    When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book English Feminism 1780-1980 by Barbara Caine
    English Feminism 1780-1980 - by Barbara Caine

    £49.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780198204343 | ISBN 10: 0198204345

    The first complete overview of the history of 'modern' English feminism, from the French Revolution to the election of Margaret Thatcher. Barbara Caine's fascinating analysis examines the relationship between feminist thought and actions, and wider s ... more

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