New Books in Women's History

Discussions with scholars of women's history about their new books

Books
History
Social Sciences
301
Martha S. Jones, "Vanguard: How Black Women Bro...
An interview with Martha S. Jones
60 min
302
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, "Never Caught: The Wash...
Dunbar offers a powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom...,
59 min
303
Mithu Sanyal, "Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo" (...
Sanyal covers the history of rape as well as of our divergent and misguided conceptions for it...
36 min
304
Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow, "Suffrage at...
An interview with Stacie Taranto and Leandra Zarnow
53 min
305
Nimisha Barton, "Reproductive Citizens: Gender,...
Barton shows how France welcomed foreign-born men and women, mobilizing naturalization, family law, social policy, and welfare assistance to ensure they would procreate, bearing French-assimilated children...
60 min
306
Lessie Jo Frazier, "Desired States: Sex, Gender...
Lessie Jo Frazier contends that desire played a central role in the political culture of the modern Chilean state.,,,
72 min
307
Carolyn Conley, "Debauched, Desperate, Deranged...
Conely examines the over 1400 trials of women accused of homicide in London from 1674-1913,..
31 min
308
Melody E. Valdini, "The Inclusion Calculation: ...
Valdini outlines a clear calculus to evaluate the various dimensions of the costs and benefits in terms of integrating women...
47 min
309
Samantha Langsdale and Elizabeth Rae Coody, "Mo...
This book the ways women are made monstrous in popular culture...
53 min
310
Amanda L. Scott, "The Basque Seroras: Local Rel...
Scott explores the lives of the devout laywomen who cared for and maintained churches and shrines in the Basque country...
49 min
311
Tabassum Fahim Ruby, "Muslim Women's Rights: Co...
Ruby follows the legal debates and public discussions that surrounded the proposed shari‘ah tribunals in Canada from 2003 to 2006...
69 min
312
Andrea Pető, "The Women of the Arrow Cross Part...
Pető analyses the actions, background, connections and the eventual trials of Hungarian female perpetrators in the Second World War through the concept of invisibility.
54 min
313
Elizabeth Son, "Embodied Reckonings: 'Comfort W...
In a bustling city-center of Seoul, women in yellow vests protesting over the “final” resettlement between the Japanese and Korean governments every Wednesday is an iconic sight, testifying to the strength and resilience of the “comfort women” movement...
42 min
314
Victoria Phillips, "Martha Graham's Cold War: T...
Phillips adeptly tells the story of Martha Graham's role as diplomat, arts innovator, and dancer...
49 min
315
Vanessa Diaz, "Manufacturing Celebrity: Latino ...
Vanessa Díaz examines the raced and gendered hierarchies and inequalities that are imbricated within the work of producing celebrity in Los Angeles...
47 min
316
Sharon T. Strocchia, "Forgotten Healers: Women ...
Strocchia continues the work of her career: recentering the discourse to include the formative contributions of women in the Italian Renaissance...
28 min
317
James Keating, "Distant Sisters: Australasian W...
In the 1890s Australian and New Zealand women became the first in the world to win the vote....
56 min
318
Kat D. Williams, "Isabel 'Lefty' Alvarez: The I...
For many of its participants, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) offered them an opportunity to change their lives, yet few were as transformed as that of Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez...
42 min
319
Terry Baum, "One Dyke’s Theater: Selected Plays...
The plays range from outlandish comedies like Bride of Lesbostein to the historical drama Hick: A Love Story...
50 min
320
Amy Stanley, "Stranger in the Shogun's City: A ...
Stanley Tsuneno’s life, from growing up in a rural community through her escape to the city of Edo, where she lives in the final decades of the Tokugawa Shogunate....
38 min
321
Jill Massino, "Ambiguous Transitions: Gender, t...
People did suffer under the Eastern European socialist regimes, the author says, and not only in prison and labour camps, but also juggling careers and family responsibilities, witnessing the gulf between the state’s delusional propaganda and reality...
72 min
322
Steven M. Ortiz, "The Sport Marriage: Women Who...
Ortiz offers an in-depth analysis of and perceive insight into what is means to be an athlete’s wife in a male-dominated institution of professional sports...
54 min
323
Caroline Starkey, "Women in British Buddhism: C...
Based on detailed ethnographic research, this book explores the varied experiences of women who have converted to Buddhism in contemporary Britain....
66 min
324
Tera W. Hunter, "Bound In Wedlock: Slave and Fr...
Hunter offers the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century....
65 min
325
Gina Rippon, "Gender and Our Brains: How New Ne...
Rippon presents the latest evidence which finally proves that brains are like mosaics comprised of both male and female components, and that they remain plastic, adapting throughout the course of a person’s life...
64 min
326
Judith G. Coffin, "Sex, Love, and Letters: Writ...
When Judith G. Coffin discovered a virtually unexplored treasure trove of letters to Simone de Beauvoir from Beauvoir's international readers, it inspired Coffin to explore the intimate bond between the famed author and her reading public...
37 min
327
Anway Mukhopadhyay, “The Authority of Female Sp...
Mukhopadhyay excavates numerous instances of the authority of female speech from Indian goddess traditions and relates them to the contemporary gender debates, especially to the issues of mansplaining and womansplaining...
35 min
328
Bonny H. Miller, "Augusta Browne: Composer and ...
Born around 1820, Augusta Browne was a pianist, organist, composer, music pedagogue, entrepreneur, music critic, and writer...
53 min
329
Ellen Wayland-Smith, "The Angel in the Marketpl...
Wayland-Smith follows the career of adwoman Jean Wade Rindlaub who in the mid-twentieth century created the advertising campaigns selling consumer products to the average American housewife. More than products,,,
46 min
330
Francesca Sobande, "The Digital Lives of Black ...
Sobande explores the experiences of Black women as producers and as consumers of digital media...
31 min
331
Rachel Manekin, "The Rebellion of the Daughters...
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, over three hundred young Jewish women from Orthodox, mostly Hasidic, homes in Western Galicia (now Poland) fled their communities and sought refuge in a Kraków convent, where many converted to Catholicism...
50 min
332
Tamura Lomax, “Jezebel Unhinged: Loosing the Bl...
One of the central threads in the public discourse on Black womanhood is the idea of the “Jezebel"...
68 min
333
Alexandra J. Finley, "An Intimate Economy: Ensl...
Finley examines the history of American slavery and capitalism by foregrounding women’s labor in the Antebellum slave trade...
42 min
334
Jessica Zychowicz, "Superfluous Women: Art, Fem...
Zychowicz tells the unique story of a generation of artists, feminists, and queer activists who emerged in Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union...
54 min
335
John Locke, "Queen of the Gangsters: Stories by...
During the height of the 1930s gangster pulps, Harris wrote some of the roughest, toughest stories to be published in pulps such as Gangland Stories and Mobs...
64 min
336
Julie Hardwick, "Sex in an Old Regime City: You...
How did young workers spend time together? When would they initiate sexual relationships outside of marriage?
57 min
337
Jill Richards, "The Fury Archives: Female Citiz...
Richards radically rewrites our understanding of first-wave feminism by demonstrating its proximity to international avant-garde movements including surrealism,..
49 min
338
Sophie Richter-Devroe, "Women’s Political Activ...
Richter-Devroe offers an analysis of the forms assumed by women’s political resistance in Occupied Palestine and interrogates how an understanding of such activism might be expanded if one attends to the ‘everyday’...
42 min
339
Abla Hasan, "Decoding the Egalitarianism of the...
Is it possible to interpret the Qur’an using the Qur’an alone? Is a feminist interpretation of controversial verses such as 4:34, the notorious “wife-beating” verse, possible?
61 min
340
Michele Goodwin, "Policing the Womb: Invisible ...
Goodwin offers a brilliant but shocking account of the criminalization of all aspects of reproduction, pregnancy, abortion, birth, and motherhood in the United States...
60 min
341
Ariella Rotramel, "Pushing Back: Women of Color...
Rotramel explores women of color’s grassroots leadership in organizations that are not singularly identified with feminism....
94 min
342
Diana Greene Foster, "The Turnaway Study: Ten Y...
What happens when a woman seeking an abortion is turned away?
63 min
343
Neela Bhattacharya Saxena, "Absent Mother God o...
Saxena draws on her personal religious experiences and devotion to the Goddess Kali as a starting point to reflect on the absence of a Divine Feminine in Christianity and Judaism...
57 min
344
Karen E. H. Skinazi, "Women of Valor: Orthodox ...
Skinazi delves beyond this stereotype to identify a powerful tradition of feminist literary portrayals of Orthodox women, often created by Orthodox women themselves...
58 min
345
Jody A. Forrester, "Guns Under the Bed: Memorie...
It is 1969 and Jody A. Forrester is in her late teens, transitioning from a Sixties love child to pacifist anti-Vietnam War activist to an ardent revolutionary...
67 min
346
Rachel V. González, "Quinceañera Style: Social ...
A quinceañera is a traditional fifteenth birthday celebration for young women (though in contemporary times, it can also be for young men) in many Latinx communities...
64 min
347
Ann-elise Lewallen, "The Fabric of Indigeneity:...
Combining ethnographic fieldwork in contemporary Ainu communities and organizations with museum and archival research, Dr. Lewallen shows how Ainu women engage in the “self-craft” of identities and cultural viability through clothwork...
72 min
348
Matty Weingast, "The First Free Women: Poems of...
A radical and vivid rendering of poetry from the first Buddhist nuns that brings a new immediacy to their voices...
49 min
349
Meg Heckman, "Political Godmother: Nackey Scrip...
Despite her nearly two decades as the publisher of the largest newspaper in a politically pivotal state, the role of Nackey Scripps Loeb in American political and media history has been unjustly forgotten...
54 min
350
Hettie V. Williams, "Bury My Heart in a Free La...
Black women intellectuals have traditionally been overlooked in the academic study of American intellectual history...
35 min
351
Roundtable Discussion of Jennifer Morgan's "Lab...
I enlisted a few #Blktwitterstorians to pull up to the pod and discuss the importance of Dr. Morgan’s Laboring Women to the field of slavery studies,
94 min
352
Jennifer L. Morgan, "Laboring Women: Reproducti...
"Laboring Women" was the first historical text to focus on Black women’s reproductive labor under New World slavery in the early modern period...
75 min
353
Wendy Moore, "No Man’s Land: The Trailblazing W...
A hospital run by two suffragette doctors, Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray...
54 min
354
Postscript: Shirley Chisholm as Principled Poli...
What is the political and intellectual legacy of Shirley Chisholm?
54 min
355
Marion Bower, "The Life and Work of Joan Rivier...
Joan Riviere (1883-1962) is best known for her role in promoting the ideas of others. She came to prominence in the world of psychoanalysis as Freud’s favorite translator and Melanie Klein’s earliest and most loyal supporter...
54 min
356
Philip Nash, "Breaking Protocol: America's Firs...
Nash examines the history of the "Big Six" and how they carved out their rightful place in history..
64 min
357
Jessica Marie Johnson, "Wicked Flesh: Black Wom...
Johnson explores the nature of these complicated intimate and kinship ties and how they were used by black women to construct freedom in the Atlantic world....
95 min
358
S. Grayzel and T. Proctor, "Gender and the Grea...
The centenary of the First World War from 2014 to 2018 offered an opportunity to reflect upon the role of gender history in shaping our understanding of this pivotal international event. From the moment of its outbreak...
36 min
359
Lisa Selin Davis, "Tomboy: The Surprising Histo...
Davis explores the evolution of tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, honoring the girls and women-and those who identify otherwise-who stomp all over archaic gender norms...
65 min
360
Arti Dhand, "Woman as Fire, Woman as Sage: Sexu...
The Hindu tradition has held conflicting views on womanhood from its earliest texts—holding women aloft as goddesses to be worshipped on the one hand and remaining deeply suspicious about women’s sexuality on the other...
38 min
361
Valerie Wayne, "Women’s Labour and the History ...
Wayne reveals the valuable work that women achieved in publishing, printing, writing and reading early modern English books...
47 min
362
Lisa Levenstein, "They Didn’t See Us Coming: Th...
Levenstein shows how American feminists joined a global women’s movement for women’s rights as human rights....
58 min
363
Kimberly Brown Pellum, "Black Beauties: African...
Pellum explores the glamorous history of African American beauty queens by using the stories of former contestants to address colorism and racism still prevalent in the industry.
31 min
364
Rae Linda Brown, "Heart of a Woman: The Life an...
In 1933, the Chicago Symphony performed the Symphony in E Minor by Florence B. Price. It was the first time a major American orchestra played a composition by an African American woman...
54 min
365
Alice Connor, "Fierce: Women of the Bible and T...
Women in the Bible aren't shy or retiring; they're fierce and funny and demanding and relevant to 21st-century people...
75 min
366
Sasha Abramsky, "Little Wonder: The Fabulous St...
Lottie Dod was the greatest female athlete of all time. And you've never heard of her...
63 min
367
Polly E. Bugros McLean, "Remembering Lucile: A ...
McLean depicts the rise of the African American middle class through the historical journey of Lucile and her family from slavery in northern Virginia to life in the American West...
64 min
368
Amy Von Lintel, "Georgia O'Keeffe's Wartime Tex...
In 1912, at age 24, Georgia O’Keeffe boarded a train in Virginia and headed west, to the prairies of the Texas Panhandle...
39 min
369
Monica Coleman, "Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman’s...
Monica A. Coleman's great-grandfather asked his two young sons to lift him up and pull out the chair when he hanged himself, and that noose stayed in the family shed for years...
47 min
370
Nwando Achebe, "Female Monarchs and Merchant Qu...
Nwando Achebe considers the diverse forms and systems of female leadership in both the physical and spiritual worlds, as well as the complexities of female power in a multiplicity of distinct African societies...
61 min
371
N. Achebe and C. Robertson, "Holding the World ...
The contributors explore everything from issues of representation in novels and cinema, to political organizing, religious fundamentalism, slavery, love, and sexuality....
61 min
372
Asma Barlas, "Believing Women in Islam: Unreadi...
Barlas demonstrates how a Muslim believer can fully adopt an antipatriarchal reading of the Qur’anic text while maintaining belief in its Divine Providence...
36 min
373
Sunny Stalter-Pace, "Imitation Artist: Gertrude...
Gertrude Hoffman is one of many entertainers who were big stars in vaudeville before World War I, but whose celebrity faded as the American public was seduced by radio and film after the Great War.
54 min
374
Aya Gruber, "The Feminist War on Crime: The Une...
Gruber explains how the women’s movement in America has shaped the law on domestic violence and sexual assault...
64 min
375
Paulo Drinot, "The Sexual Question: A History o...
Drinot studies the interplay of sexuality, society, and the state in Peru in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
59 min
376
Theresa Kaminski, "Dr. Mary Walker's Civil War:...
Among the tens of thousands of Americans who volunteered their services during the Civil War was Mary Walker, a daring young woman who was one of the handful of female doctors in the nation at that time...
48 min
377
R. K. Jefferson and H. B. Johnson, "Shortlisted...
Before Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court in 1981, nine highly qualified women were on the shortlist. What do the stories of these women tell us about the judiciary? Gender? Feminism? Race?
57 min
378
Shahla Haeri, "The Unforgettable Queens of Isla...
Haeri offers a collection of captivating biographies of Muslim women rulers and political leaders...
68 min
379
Patricia Zavella, "The Movement for Reproductiv...
Zavella shows how reproductive justice organizations' collaborative work across racial lines provides a compelling model for other groups to successfully influence change...
46 min
380
Manuel Betancourt, "Judy Garland's Judy at Carn...
Betancourt explores what makes Judy Garland’s landmark album great, and why it holds such a central place in queer culture...
60 min
381
Laura S. Grillo, "An Intimate Rebuke: Female Ge...
What if the moral guardians of West African societies are postmenopausal women?
77 min
382
Amanda L. Scott, "The Basque Seroras: Local Rel...
Scott focuses on the Basque seroras, a category of uncloistered religious women that were employed by parishes to perform a wide variety of functions...
75 min
383
Y. F. Niemann and G. Gutiérrez y Muhs, "Presume...
This book provides practical, specific, and insightful guidance to fight back, prevail, and thrive in challenging work environments...
78 min
384
Sally Nuamah, "How Girls Achieve" (Harvard UP, ...
Nuamah makes the case for “feminist schools” that orient girls toward a lifetime of achievement...
67 min
385
Yuhang Li, "Becoming Guanyin: Artistic Devotion...
How did Buddhist women access religious experience and transcendence in a Confucian patriarchal system in imperial China?
56 min
386
Jennifer L. Holland, "Tiny You: A Western Histo...
Holland tells the story of one of the most successful political movements of the twentieth century in the United States: the grassroots campaign against legalized abortion...
59 min
387
Alyson McGregor, "Sex Matters: How Male-Centric...
The facts surrounding how male-centric medicine impacts women's health every day are chilling...
54 min
388
Pernilla Myrne, "Female Sexuality in the Early ...
Contrary to popular and even scholarly expectations, medieval erotic literature emphasized female sexual satisfaction...
50 min
389
Jean Halley, "Horse Crazy: Girls and the Lives ...
Part memoir, part heavy-hitting theoretical exploration, this delightfully readable book explores the relationship between horses and humans...
49 min
390
J-B. Tchouta Mougoué, "Gender, Separatist Polit...
Tchouta Mougoue illuminates how issues of ideal womanhood shaped the Anglophone Cameroonian nationalist movement in the first decade of independence in Cameroon...
64 min
391
M. A. Weitekamp and M. Delaney, "Smithsonian Am...
"Smithsonian American Women" is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts...
76 min
392
Lucy Delap, "Feminisms: A Global History" (U Ch...
Delap takes a thematic approach to the topic of global feminist history to provide a unified vision that maintains appropriate nuance...
49 min
393
Tsedale Melaku, "You Don’t Look Like a Lawyer: ...
What kind of discrimination do Black women face in the legal profession?
49 min
394
Anya Jabour, "Sophonisba Breckinridge: Champion...
Jabour's rediscovers this groundbreaking American figure...
63 min
395
Natalie Kimball, "An Open Secret: The History o...
Kimball argues that, despite stigma and continued legal prohibitions, practices and attitudes surrounding abortion have changed in urban Bolivia since the 1950s..
68 min
396
Mariann Hardey, "The Culture of Women in Tech: ...
What is the culture of the tech industry?
40 min
397
B. L. Johnson and M. M. Quinlan, "You’re Doing ...
Johnson and Quinlan investigates the storied history of mothering advice in the media...
79 min
398
Teresa Bergman, "The Commemoration of Women in ...
Bergman examines the public memorialization of women in the US over the past century, with a particular focus on the late twentieth century and early twenty first...
64 min
399
Nora Haenn, "Marriage after Migration: An Ethno...
Haenn tells the stories of five women in rural Mexico, each navigating the tricky terrain that is men’s international migration...
50 min
400
R. Farrugia and K. D. Hay, "Women Rapping Revol...
The authors draw on seven years of fieldwork to illuminate the important role that women have played in mobilizing a grassroots response to political and social pressures at the heart of Detroit’s ongoing renewal and development project....
48 min