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DOING SIXTY AND SEVENTY.
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DOING SIXTY AND SEVENTY.

By Steinem, Gloria.

San Francisco:: Elders Academy Press,, (2006). Fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, closed tear on back cover).. First printing. The first separate book appearance of Steinem's long inspiring essay, "Doing Sixty" in which she shares her views on age stereotyping, the unexpected liberation that comes with growing older. Includes a new preface, "Into the Seventies", written when Steinem was just past seventy and twelve years after the essay was first published. SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2008. Notes. 4 pp publisher's ads. 72 pp.

$45.00

HERE ALL DWELL FREE: Stories To Heal the Wounded Feminine.
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HERE ALL DWELL FREE: Stories To Heal the Wounded Feminine.

By Nelson, Gertrud Mueller.

New York:: Doubleday,, (1991). Very good in a near fine dust jacket (scattered penciled underlining, name and small stamp on front endpaper).. First printing. A book which "shows us how the wisdom of folk mythology offers us both the diagnosis of our ills and the healing prescription we seek for our feminine natures. Nelson takes two Grimm's fairy tales and demonstrates how they refect the dilemma of modern women, and men, as they struggle to free and heal the feminine within their own personalities and their very culture. In 'The Handless Maiden,' a miller's daughter sacrifices her flesh-and-blood hands to preserve her father's material, mechanical world. In 'Briar Rose,' a princess is cursed by a forgotten mother-goddess to sleep, deathlike, until her dormant feminine nature is awakened." SIGNED on the half title page. Illustrated with small drawings by the author, bibliography. xiii, 364 pp.

$30.00

WOMEN OF THE KLAN: Racism and Gender in the 1920s.
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WOMEN OF THE KLAN: Racism and Gender in the 1920s.

By Blee, Kathleen M.

Berkeley, CA:: University of California Press,, (1991). Very good in a fine dust jacket (underlining and marginal brackets throughout - but otherwise clean and tight.. First printing. Based on archival research and interviews with former Klan members and victims, this book "unveils an accurate portrait of a racist movement that appealed to ordinary people throughout the country. 'All the better people,' a former Klanswoman assures us, were in the Klan. During the 1920s, perhaps half a million white native-born Protestant women joined the Women's Ku Klux Klan (WKKK). Like their male counterparts, Klanswomen held reactionary views on race, nationality, and religion. But their perspectives on gender roles were often progressive." Illustrated with photographs. Extensive notes, sources, index. vii, 228 pp.

$17.50

BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History.
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BLOOD TIES: A Woman's History.

By Mander, Anica Vesel with Sarika Finci Hofbauer

San Francisco & New York:: Moon Books / Random House,, (1976). Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to the pages, short closed tear to back cover of dj). First printing. Part an account of the author's life - she was born in Yugoslavia in 1934, and with her family fled to Dalmatia during World War II, where they were interned on an Italian-controlled island - and part an oral history of her maternal grandmother (Hofbauer), a Jewish woman of Serbo-Croation heritage, who was 84 when this book was written. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Happy Birthday dear Sally and to us all" and signed as Ani, dated in San Francisco in 1978. Only of one 5000 copies. 297 pp.

$28.50

THE COST OF LOVING: Woman and the New Fear of Intimacy.
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THE COST OF LOVING: Woman and the New Fear of Intimacy.

By Marshall, Megan.

New York:: Putnam,, (1984). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First trade edition. A collection of interviews and insights of women from different backgrounds - discusses feminism, professional, self-fulfillment and sexual liberation and the definition of each to these women. 222 pp.

$19.50

DIVIDED LIVES: American Women in the Twentieth Century.
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DIVIDED LIVES: American Women in the Twentieth Century.

By Rosenberg, Rosalind.

New York:: Hill & Wang,, (1992). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (bookstore's black line on bottom edge, but otherwise a tight and clean copy) . Book club edition. "A lively and informed exploration of women's lives in the larger context of U.S. social and political history, [it] shows how American traditions of feminism, racial and ethnic diversity, geographic mobility, and relative abundance have both aided and hindered women's strides toward equality." By the winner of the 1983 Fredrick Jackson Turner Award. Consulting editor Eric Foner. Bibliographical essay, index, xii 291 pp.

$15.00

WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.
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WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THREE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LIVES.

By Davis, Natalie Zemon.

Cambridge, MA:: Harvard University Press,, 1995.. Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price clipped). First edition. Based on Glikl's memoirs, Marie's autobiography and correspondence, and Maria's writings on entomology and botany, this reconstructs the stories of three 17th century women who were not noblewomen, but "living in the margins" - "Glikl bas Judah Leib was a merchant of Hamburg and Metz whose Yiddish autobiography blends folktales with anecdotes about her two marriages, her twelve children, and her business. Marie de l'Incarnation, widowed young, became a mystic visionary among the Ursuline sisters and cofounder of the first Christian school for Amerindian women in North America. Her letters are a rich source of information about the Huron, Algonquin, Montagnais, and Iroquois peoples of Quebec. Maria Sibylla Merian, a German painter and naturalist, produced an innovative work on tropical insects based on lore she gathered from the Carib, Arawak, and African women of Suriname." Photographs, extensive notes, index, 360 pp.

$34.50

LIVING CONTRADICTIONS: The Woman of the Baby Boom Come of Age!

By Michaels, Joanne.

New York:: Simon & Schuster,, (1982). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark).. First printing. Through extensive interviews the author examines the baby boom generation - the single largest generation born in America - and how women born then have changed and adapted to modern times. bibliography, 238 pp.

$20.00

SMART COOKIES DON'T CRUMBLE: A Modern Woman's Guide to Living and Loving Her Own Life.
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SMART COOKIES DON'T CRUMBLE: A Modern Woman's Guide to Living and Loving Her Own Life.

By Friedman, Sonya.

New York:: Putnam,, (1985). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A book which "exposes the rationales s that keep women from taking the chances, from grabbing the opportunities that could change their lives" at any age. Based on both the author's personal stories and the narratives of other women from her years as a psychologist. 252 pp.

$15.00

SPEAKING OF HILLARY: A Reader's Guide to the Most Controversial Woman in America.
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SPEAKING OF HILLARY: A Reader's Guide to the Most Controversial Woman in America.

By [Clinton, Hillary Rodham] Flinn, Susan K., editor.

Ashland, Oregon:: White Cloud Press,, (2000). Fine in a near fine dust jacket(closed tear to upper edge of dj at side of spine). First printing. A balanced collection of essays on and by Hillary Clinton on her social, political and personal life. Contributors include Christopher Hitchens, Dee Dee Myers, Susan Faludi, Walter Shapiro, Katha Pollitt, Maureen Dowd, Henry Lewis Gates, Ellen Goodman, Anna Quindlen, and many more. includes bibliography, 311 pp.

$21.50

HEY, WAITRESS! The USA From the Other Side of the Tray.
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HEY, WAITRESS! The USA From the Other Side of the Tray.

By Owings, Alison.

Berkeley, CA:: University of California Press,, (2002). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. Women who work as servers in restaurants tell their own stories in their own words, often with humor and insight and candor. Dust jacket praise from Anthony Bourdain, Susan Brownmiller and Barbara Ehrenreich who called this book "a delightful chronicle of waitressing - from the first commercial eating establishments to a contemporary Pizza Hut - as seen through the eyes of its stalwart practitioners.a great pleasure to read, not least because it's a long overdue tribute to some of America's most tireless and least appreciated working women." SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with small photographs, notes. 334 pp.

$34.50

WOMAN EARTH AND SPIRIT: The Feminine Symbol and Myth.
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WOMAN EARTH AND SPIRIT: The Feminine Symbol and Myth.

By Luke, Helen M.

New York:: The Crossroad Publishing Co., , (1981). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. First printing. In this book, the author who studied the pyschology of Jung and who has written several books on women as they are protrayed in literature, "discusses the images of femininity portrayed in mythology, folklore, and literature in terms of dawn, the hearth, money, revenge, and other themes." Notes. 102 pp.

$19.50

THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND IRISH SOCIETY IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.
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THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT AND IRISH SOCIETY IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY.

By Murphy, Cliona.

Philadelphia:: Temple University Press, , (1989). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. Covers the period up to World War I, and compares the movement in Ireland with that in the US and England. Notes, bibliography, index. ix. 231pp.

$25.00

THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness.
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THE OBSESSION: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness.

By Chernin, Kim

New York:: Harper & Row,, (1981). Very near fine in a like dustjacket. (sunning to spine of dj). Hardcover. The author's first book - "A deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful and thought-provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged this obsession and women have embraced it. It is a book about women's efforts to become thin rather than to accept the natural dimensions of their bodies -" A book which is arguably even more relevant now than when it was written. Notes. 206 pp.

$15.50

AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK: Voices of American Women in Public Life.
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AMERICAN WOMEN SPEAK: Voices of American Women in Public Life.

By Earnshaw, Doris and Maria Elena Raymond, editors. Introduction by Ruth Mandel.

Davis, CA:: Alta Vista Press,, 1995.. Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A compilation of speeches across the spectrum of American political life - included are Dianne Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, Christine Todd Whitman, Hilda L. Solis, Cynthia McKinney, Cheryl a Lau and many others. Each selection is preceded by a brief biography and a full page portrait. At a time when American women are speaking out more than ever, this is a book as timely - or more so - than when it was first published. SIGNED on the title page by editor Maria Elana Raymond. The second book in the Women Speak series. Preface by the editors, introduction by Ruth Mandel, index of issues addressed in the speeches. xi,140 pp.

$28.50

STRAIGHT WOMEN, GAY MEN: Absolutely Fabulous Friendships.
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STRAIGHT WOMEN, GAY MEN: Absolutely Fabulous Friendships.

By Hopcke, Robert H. and Laura Rafaty.

Berkeley, CA:: Wildcat Canyon Press,, (1999). Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.. First printing, a trade paperback original. A book which combines real-life stories with pychological insight and blasts stereotypes. SIGNED on the title page by author Laura Rafaty. Notes. 257 pp.

$18.50

ADVENTURE DIVAS: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine.
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ADVENTURE DIVAS: Searching the Globe for a New Kind of Heroine.

By Morris, Holly.

New York:: Villard,, (2005). Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to rear flap of dj). First printing. Tells the stories of the remarkable women Morris encountered on the road while filming her PBS series 'Adventure Divas'. "We meet Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther and social activist and now a fugitive living in exile in Cuba; Kiran Bedi, New Delhis chief of police, who revolutionized Indias infamously brutal Tijar Jail with her humanitarian ethic; New Zealand pop star Hinewehi Mohi, a Maori who reinvigorates her native culture for a new generation; and Mokarrameh Ghanbari, a septuagenarian painter and rice farmer who lives in the tiny village of Darikandeh on the Caspian plains of Iran, where her creative talents run counter to the governments strict stance on art." Illustrated. List of resources. xx, 283 pp.

$22.50

LAMPS IN THE WIND: South Indian College Women and Their Problems.
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LAMPS IN THE WIND: South Indian College Women and Their Problems.

By McDougall, Eleanor (1874-1956)

New York:: Friendship Press,, 1940,. Very good in illustrated cloth (previous owner's name, offsetting to the front endpaper), no dust jacket.. First US printing. Although this book focuses on the experiences and Christian faith of several students at the Women's Christian College in Madras, India , the introduction comments that the demand for education has outstripped what the Christian Church can offer, and many schools are now available with no connection to any religion. McDougal was Principal of the school from its inception in 1915 to 1938, but her successor, Eleanor Rivett, felt that this book should be suppressed since its focus on the weaknesses of the Indian students could undo all the good that had been done up to that time and even endanger its future. While the defence was made that this was written for a British audience (and it was not, in fact, made available in India), the Indian staff were almost unanimous in disavowing the picture it presented and in feeling that their previous principal had betrayed confidential matters. Even the title "Lamps in the Wind" implies weakness. Frontispiece. 165 pp. plus 1 pp of publisher's ads.

$24.50

FIRE WITH FIRE: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century.
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FIRE WITH FIRE: The New Female Power and How It Will Change the 21st Century.

By Wolf, Naomi.

New York:: Random House,, (1993). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. The second book by this sometimes rather controversial feminist author, perhaps more relevant now than ever. Notes, selected bibliography, index. xix, 373 pp.

$19.50

VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91.
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VINEGAR PIE AND CHICKEN BREAD: A Woman's Diary of Life in the Rural South, 1890-91.

By [Jackson, Nannie Stillwell] Bolsterli, Margaret Jones, editor.

Fayetteville:: University of Arkansas Press,, 1982.. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some light foxing to the first and last page) . First printing. A diary covering almost one year of the life of Nannie Jackson, beginning in June 1890 when she was 36 years old, recounting in detail her daily routine of cooking, sewing, cleaning and gardening, but also giving glimpses into the support that women gave each other, and especially her close friendship with 19 year old Fannie Morgan, a friendship that upset her husband. Edited and with a long introduction by Margaret Jones Bolsterli. Volume 1 of The President's Series in Arkansas and Regional Studies. Photographs, map, glossary, bibliography, index. xii, 108 pp.

$24.50

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