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1 Cott, Nancy F. No Small Courage: a History of Women in the United States
Oxford, Oxford University Press 2000 0195139461 / 9780195139464 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
X, 646 pages, well illustrated, cloth, DJ, very good. From Booklist: "No Small Courage is a survey of women's history in the U. S. John Demos opens with a discussion of Native women during colonization. Jane Kamensky contributes the chapter "The Colonial Mosaic, " and Marylynn Salmon writes on "The Limits of Independence. " The antebellum period (1800-48) is Michael Goldberg's subject. Harriet Sigerman takes on the Civil War in one chapter and the role of workers in "Laborers for Liberty" in the next. Karen Manners Smith addresses technological changes in "New Paths to Power: 1890-1920," and Sarah Jane Deutsch describes the years from enactment of women's suffrage through the Depression. The 1940s through 1961 are Elaine Tyler May's concern, and William H. Chafe authors "The Road to Equality, " covering the last four decades. Chapter authors and editor are historians at respected universities. By examining the flow of American history as it has affected women, they illuminate aspects of the past that have often been neglected. " SR1468A ; 646 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Gluckel [Marvin Lowenthal, translator] The Memoirs of Gluckel of Hameln
New York Schocken Books 1977 0805205721 / 9780805205725 Softcover Very Good 
Xviii, [2], 295 pages, illustrations, pictorial wrappers, very good. With a new introduction by Richard Rosen. From the back cover: "Begun in 1690, this diary of a forty-four-year-old German Jewish widow, mother of fourteen children, tells how she guided the financial and personal destinies of her children, how she engaged in trade, ran her own factory, and promoted the welfare of her large family. Her memoir, a rare account of an ordinary woman, enlightens not just her children, for whom she wrote it, but all posterity about her life and community. Gluckel speaks to us with determination and humor from the seventeenth century. She tells of war, plague, pirates, soldiers, the hysteria of the false messiah Sabbtai Zevi, murder, bankruptcy, wedding feasts, births, deaths, in fact, of all the human events that befell her during her lifetime. She writes in a matter of fact way of the frightening and precarious situation under which the Jews of northern Germany lived. Accepting this situation as given, she boldly and fearlessly promotes her business, her family and her faith. This memoir is a document in the history of women and of life in the seventeenth century. " SR163C ; 295 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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3 Power, Eileen (edited by M. M. Postan) Medieval Women
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1975 0521099463 / 9780521099462 Softcover Very Good 
112 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the back cover: Throughout her career as a medieval historian Eileen Power was engaged on a book on women in the Middle Ages. She did not live to write the book but some of the material she collected found its way into popular lectures on medieval women which she was called upon to give on several occasions. These lectures, previously unpublished, are brought together in the present book. " SR1916C ; 112 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Weimann, Jeanne Madeline The Fair Women.
Chicago Academy Chicago 1981 0897330250 / 9780897330251 Softcover Very Good+ 
[10], 611 pages, well illustrated, pictorial wrappers, 8-1/2 by 11 inches, fine. Introduction by Anita Miller. From the back cover: "The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities - in the arts, in industry, in science and in reform and philanthropic work. Most of these were housed in the Woman's Building, administered, designed and decorated entirely by women. The Board of Lady Managers built not only The Woman's Building, but The Children's Building, a pioneer day care center; and a Woman's Dormitory where shareholding visitors to the Fair could get a room for 40 cents a night. Among the famous women who played a role in the drama of the Fair were the painter Mary Cassatt, Susan B. Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, Henrietta Szold, Jane Addams, Harreit Monroe, Frances Willard, Sarah Bernhardt, Clara Barton, Queen Victoria, Helena Modjeska, the African explorer May French Sheldon, the sculptors Vinnie Ream Hoxie and Harriet Hosmer, and the architect Sophia Hayden. The struggles among the women themselves for the domination of the Board; the ambitious and troubled leadership of Bertha Palmer--the politics and passion behind The Woman's Building, are described for the first time in this unique book. " SR449AOS ; 611 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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