New Books in Women's History

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

Books
History
Social Sciences
401
Kabria Baumgartner, "In Pursuit of Knowledge: B...
Baumgartner offers an intellectual and cultural history of the educational activism of African American women and girls in the long nineteenth century...
39 min
402
Barbara J. Risman, "Where the Millennials Will ...
Risman uses her gender structure theory to tackle the question about whether today’s young people, Millennials, are pushing forward the gender revolution or backing away from it...
56 min
403
Mona L. Siegel, "Peace on Our Terms: The Global...
Siegel explores the previously neglected history of a diverse group of women from around the world who fought for women’s rights as male politicians forged a new world order...
59 min
404
Nandini Patwardhan, "Radical Spirits: India’s F...
In 1883, a young woman named Anandi Joshi set out from her native India to the United States to study medicine..,
63 min
405
Shauna L. Shames et al., "Good Reason to Run: W...
This book provides a wealth of information and analysis of the reasons why women (and men) choose to run for public office and what that path looks like in terms of training, support, obstacles, and advantages...
53 min
406
Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir, "Valkyrie: The W...
"Valkyrie” is skillfully arranged around the skeleton of the life cycle of a woman—from birth through childhood, adolescence, marriage, and old age.
56 min
407
A. D. Crosby and M. B. Lykes, "In Beyond Repair...
The authors draw on eight years of feminist participatory action research conducted with fifty-four Q’eqchi’, Kaqchikel, Chuj, and Mam women to explore Mayan women’s agency in their search for truth, justice, and reparation...
70 min
408
Thomas John Lappas, "In League Against King Alc...
Lappas unearths the story of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in Indian country...
56 min
409
Ana María Reyes, "The Politics of Taste: Beatri...
Reyes examines the ways Colombian artist Beatriz González and Argentine-born art critic Marta Traba railed against international forms of modernism...
53 min
410
Martina Cvajner, "Soviet Signoras: Personal and...
Cvajner focuses on a group of women who migrated from areas in the former Soviet Union to northern Italy...
47 min
411
Ana María Reyes, "The Politics of Taste: Beatri...
Reyes examines the ways Colombian artist Beatriz González and Argentine-born art critic Marta Traba railed against international forms of modernism...
53 min
412
Tanya Harmer, "Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary...
Harmer explores how a young Chilean woman pursued her political commitments and navigated patriarchal strictures as a militant leftist...
53 min
413
Breanne Fahs, "Burn It Down: Feminist Manifesto...
Fahs has curated a comprehensive collection of feminist manifestos from the nineteenth century to today...
52 min
414
Pamela S. Nadell, "America’s Jewish Women: A Hi...
Nadell surveys varied experiences of Jewish women who made America their home. In elegant prose, she introduces readers to a fascinating cast of characters from the seventeenth century to the present day...
52 min
415
Anthony Valerio, "Semmelweis: The Women's Docto...
Though his advice has saved the lives of millions of people, the name Ignaz Semmelweis is not one commonly known today...
58 min
416
Kathleen Gallagher Elkins, "Mary, Mother of Mar...
Elkins examines ancient representations of mothers and children in the context of sociopolitical violence....
53 min
417
Jacqueline H. Fewkes, "Locating Maldivian Women...
What is a mosque? What are women's mosques specifically?
63 min
418
Nancy Mattina, "Uncommon Anthropologist: Gladys...
Mattina offers the first full biography of Reichard, and examines her pathbreaking work in the ethnography of ritual and mythology; Wiyot, Coeur d’Alene, and Navajo linguistics; folk art, gender, and language; and her exceptional career of teaching, editing, publishing, and mentoring...
62 min
419
Ana Stevenson, "The Woman as Slave in Nineteent...
Stevenson explores the ubiquity of what she terms the “woman-slave analogy” in nineteenth-century US feminist discourse...
50 min
420
Melissa R. Klapper, "Ballet Class: An American ...
For much of the last century, ballet class has been a rite of passage for millions of little girls in the United States.
36 min
421
Mallika Kaur, "Faith, Gender, and Activism in t...
Kaur unearths the stories of three people who found themselves at the center of Punjab’s human rights movement...
59 min
422
Fiona Vera-Gray, "The Right Amount of Panic: Ho...
Have you ever thought about how much energy goes into avoiding sexual violence?
51 min
423
Cynthia Orozco, "Agent of Change: Adela Sloss-V...
Orozco traces the life of Adela Sloss-Vento, a twentieth-century Mexican American woman civil rights activist in Texas...
61 min
424
Cassia Roth, "A Miscarriage of Justice: Women’s...
Roth examines women's reproductive health in relation to legal and medical policy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...
69 min
425
Amy Koerber, “From Hysteria to Hormones: A Rhet...
Koerber shows that the boundary between older, nonscientific ways of understanding women’s bodies and newer, scientific understandings is much murkier than we might expect...
61 min
426
Kimberly A. Hamlin, "Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrag...
Hamlin offers a fascinating biography of a little-known suffrage leader...
55 min
427
Jin Y. Park, "Women and Buddhist Philosophy: En...
Park offers an account of the Korean Buddhist nun, Kim Iryŏp’s life and philosophy, which takes place from 1896-1971...
58 min
428
Jessica Wilkerson, "To Live Here, You Have to F...
Wilkerson discusses the recent history of feminist social justice activism in Appalachia...
35 min
429
Joana Cook, "A Woman's Place: US Counterterrori...
Cook investigates how and why women have developed the roles they have, and interrogates US counterterrorism practices in key countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen...
44 min
430
Great Books: Julie Carlson on Mary Shelley's "F...
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus when she was nineteen years old on a bet...
50 min
431
Nancy Sinkoff, "From Left to Right: Lucy S. Daw...
Sinkoff offers s the first comprehensive biography of Dawidowicz (1915-1990), a pioneer historian in the field that is now called "Holocaust Studies"..
56 min
432
Melissa Kravetz, "Women Doctors in Weimar and N...
Kravetz examines how German women physicians gained a foothold in the medical profession during the Weimar and Nazi periods,..
57 min
433
Michael O’Sullivan, "Disruptive Power: Catholic...
How did Catholic mysticism shape politics and religion in 20th-century Germany?
75 min
434
Melissa Walker and Giselle Roberts, "Women’s Di...
Walker and Roberts discuss the field of documentary editing and how the personal writings of southern women reveal the broader history of life in the U.S. South during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries...
40 min
435
Erika Engstrom, "Feminism, Gender, and Politics...
Engstrom analyzes the various ways the series presented feminism as a positive force, such as the satirical portrayal of patriarchy...
49 min
436
Sher Banu Khan, "Sovereign Women in a Muslim Ki...
Khan provides a rare and empirically rich view of queenship in early modern maritime Southeast Asia...
43 min
437
Emily E. LB. Twarog, "Politics of the Pantry: H...
Twarog examines how working- and middle-class American housewives used their identity as housewives to protest the high cost of food. In doing so, housewives' relationships with the state evolved over the course of the century...
37 min
438
Erika Denise Edwards, "Hiding in Plain Sight: B...
Edwards has produced the first comprehensive study in English of the history of African descendants outside of Buenos Aires in the late colonial and early republican periods...
69 min
439
Megan Burke, "When Time Warps: The Lived Experi...
Burke considers the relationship of sexual violence to lived time by reexamining and building upon the work of Simone de Beauvoir, and in conversation with Judith Butler, María Lugones, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and many others...
55 min
440
Robin Pickering-Iazzi, "Dead Silent: Life Stori...
Pickering-Iazzi literally “unburies” the identities of over two-hundred girls and women who lived in Italy between 1878 and 2018, and were killed by members of the organized crime from different regions of Italy,..
52 min
441
S. Bergès, E. Hunt Botting, A. Coffee, "The Wol...
"The Wollstonecraftian Mind" is an extensive compendium of Mary Wollstonecraft as a writer, as an interlocutor, as a philosopher and political theorist, and as a feminist thinker...
61 min
442
Roger Gilles, "Women on the Move: The Forgotten...
Gilles recovers the history of women’s cycle racing in the 1890s...
58 min
443
Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider, "Why Does Patr...
Carol Gilligan and Naomi Snider use psychoanalysis and psychology as frameworks for understanding the vexingly enduring power of this social structure...
40 min
444
Blain Roberts, "Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty W...
Roberts talks about intersections of race, identity, and memory in the South in a wide-ranging discussion that starts in the segregated beauty parlors of the Jim Crow era...
35 min
445
D. J. Taylor, "The Lost Girls: Love and Literat...
Who were the Lost Girls?
20 min
446
Great Books: Catherine Stimpson on de Beauvior'...
51 min
447
Helen Taylor, "Why Women Read Fiction: The Stor...
Why and how is fiction important to women?
29 min
448
Carol Dyhouse, "Hearthrobs: A History of Women ...
What can a cultural history of the heartthrob teach us about women, desire, and social change?
28 min
449
Rachel Chrastil, "How to Be Childless: A Histor...
Chrastil explores the most personal of women’s decisions from the 1500s on...
34 min
450
Dr. Alice Collett, "Lives of Early Buddhist Nun...
Collett delves into the lives of six of the best-known nuns from the period of early Buddhism...
64 min
451
Eileen Botting, "The Wollstonecraftian Mind" (R...
A political and moral thinker and a forerunner to modern feminism, Wollstonecraft has not received attention on par with the wide breath of her ideas...
66 min
452
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, "Sisters and Rebels: A Str...
Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine Lumpkin reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation’s attention to issues of region, race, and labor.
37 min
453
Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, "Sisters and Rebels: A Str...
Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine Lumpkin reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation’s attention to issues of region, race, and labor.
37 min
454
Ingrid Horrocks, "Women Wanderers and the Writi...
Ingrid Horrocks talks about the way women travelers, specifically women wanderers, are represented in late-eighteenth century literature, particularly in the work of women writers...
31 min
455
Great Books: Jared Stark on Virginia Woolf's "T...
“On or around December 1910, human character changed.”
40 min
456
Alys Eve Weinbaum, "The Afterlife of Reproducti...
Weinbaum investigates the continuing resonances of Atlantic slavery in the cultures and politics of human reproduction that characterize contemporary biocapitalism...
53 min
457
Adele Lindenmeyr, "Citizen Countess: Sofia Pani...
In the aftermath of the February Revolution in 1917 Panina served on the Petrograd city council and as an assistant cabinet minister—the first female cabinet member in world history...
42 min
458
Jennifer Utrata, "Women without Men: Single Mot...
Utrata investigates what she calls a “quiet revolution” in the Russian family after the fall of the Soviet Union...
53 min
459
Alex Lichtenstein, "Margaret Bourke-White and t...
"Life" published two photo-essays highlighting Bourke-White’s photographs, but much of her South African work remained unpublished until now...
35 min
460
Talitha LeFlouria, "Chained in Silence: Black W...
LeFlouria discusses the lives, labors, and legacies of incarcerated black women and the convict lease system in the early 20th century South...
34 min
461
Zahra Ali, "Women and Gender in Iraq: Between N...
Ali presents a detailed and fascinating account of Muslim feminist discourses and politics in modern Iraq...
69 min
462
Amy Aronson, "Chrystal Eastman: A Revolutionary...
Aronson gives us the life of a women’s rights activist, labor lawyer, radical pacifist, writer and co-founder of what became the Civil Liberties Union...
58 min
463
Vicky Pryce, "Women vs. Capitalism: Why We Can'...
Free market capitalism has failed women...
27 min
464
Sally Holloway, "The Game of Love in Georgian E...
What was the role of love and courtship in eighteenth-century English culture?
38 min
465
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, "Migrant Women of Joha...
Kihato's book is about home and not-home, eloquently told about the hopes and dreams, fears and hardships of migrant women trying to make life and livelihoods in inner city Johannesburg....
42 min
466
Kathleen Sheppard, "The Life of Margaret Alice ...
After Napoleon occupied Egypt, Europeans became obsessed with the ancient cultures of the Nile...
31 min
467
Laura K. T. Stokes, "Fanny Hensel: A Research a...
Nineteenth-century composer Fanny Hensel is the subject of more published research than any other woman of the period, with the possible exception of Clara Schumann...
49 min
468
Brianna Theobald, "Reproduction on the Reservat...
Theobald delivers a long-overdue, comprehensive history of Native women’s reproductive health, rights, and practices...
41 min
469
Michelle Haberland, "Striking Beauties: Women A...
Haberland discusses the dynamics of gender, class, race and globalization in the southern apparel industry from the 1930s to today...
43 min
470
Elizabeth Bernstein, "Brokered Subjects: Sex, T...
Bernstein provides an overview of feminist discourse on sex trafficking from its earliest incarnations,
75 min
471
Angela Rudert, "Shakti's New Voice: Guru Devoti...
Gurumaa’s syncretic approach innovates Hindu religiosity, as does her progressive attitudes towards treatment of women...
78 min
472
Richard J. Bernstein, "Why Read Hannah Arendt N...
Nobody should feel excited about the renewed relevance of Hannah Arendt's work today...
56 min
473
Dana Fisher, "American Resistance: From the Wom...
"American Resistance" follows activists from the streets back to their congressional districts around the country...
25 min
474
Alicia Izharuddin, “Gender and Islam in Indones...
Izharuddin explores the development of the Islamic film genre with a specific focus on gender representation...
43 min
475
John Launer, "Sex Versus Survival: The Life and...
Spielrein's life resembles a nodal point; she stood at the crossroads of extraordinary changes in world politics and psychoanalysis...
56 min
476
Paula McQuade, "Catechisms and Women’s Writing ...
McQuade opens up an entirely new field for the study of early modern women’s writing,..
32 min
477
Annabel L. Kim, "Unbecoming Language: Anti-Iden...
Kim tangles with the question of difference so central to French feminism, theory...
58 min
478
Erica Armstrong Dunbar, "She Came to Slay: The ...
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad...
35 min
479
Eileen Boris, "Making the Woman Worker: Precari...
Eileen Boris illuminates the ILO's transformation in the context of the long fight for social justice...
41 min
480
Naleli Morojele, "Women Political Leaders in Rw...
Rwanda and South Africa have some of the highest rates of women’s political representation in the world, with significant growth particularly in the last 20 years...
43 min
481
C. Strachan and L. Poloni-Staudinger, "Why Don′...
"Why Don′t Women Rule the World?" is a comprehensive and useful addition to the established literature on women and politics...
37 min
482
Susan Goodier, "Women Will Vote: Winning Suffra...
Goodier and Pastorello examine the many distinct, yet interconnected, groups that fought for women’s suffrage in New York State before 1917...
67 min
483
Gerry Milligan, "Moral Combat: Women, Gender an...
Milligan takes as its subject the woman warrior in early modern Italy as she was and as she was represented across varied types of texts,..
52 min
484
Zahra Ayubi, "Gendered Morality: Classical Isla...
How are notions of justice and equality constructed in Islamic virtue ethics (akhlaq)?
66 min
485
Tammy R. Vigil, "Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of...
Vigil’s analysis is particularly interesting and informative in how we think about the role of public women in our country, especially in relation to the White House and their unelected roles within the political sphere...
43 min
486
Kate Kirkpatrick, "Becoming Beauvoir: A Life" (...
Beauvior is now celebrated, but during her life she was a controversial figure both by conventional and feminists’ standards...
52 min
487
Hendrik Hartog, "The Trouble with Minna: A Case...
Hendrik Hartog uses a forgotten 1840 case to explore the regime of gradual emancipation that took place in New Jersey over the first half of the nineteenth century...
23 min
488
Katie Jarvis, "Politics in the Marketplace: Wor...
The king’s guards became increasingly nervous as they watched nearly 7,000 individuals march on Versailles on October 5, 1789...
47 min
489
Cecilia Caballero et al. "The Chicana M(other)w...
The editors bring together a diverse collective of Women of Color Mother-Scholars to end the silence experienced by Mothers of Color in academia....
63 min
490
Suzanne Scott, "Fake Geek Girls: Fandom, Gender...
Scott provides an overview of the convergence culture industry and the world of fandom while examining the role that gender and misogyny has played in understanding who is and is not considered an “authentic” fan...
37 min
491
Nancy Lough and Andrea N. Geurin, "Routledge Ha...
Lough and Guerin bring together forty different authors to survey the status of women's sports in 2019.
75 min
492
Belinda Stillion Southard, "How to Belong: Wome...
Southard examines the discourse of international women leaders seeking agency for women, the traditional subjects of violence across the global south...
51 min
493
Mary-Elizabeth Murphy, "Jim Crow Capital: Women...
Though women’s roles in the black freedom struggle remain under-acknowledged, scholars continue to make their importance clear...
50 min
494
Lisa Greenwald, "Daughters of 1968: Redefining ...
May ’68 marked a watershed moment in French society, culture, and political life...
50 min
495
Polina Kroik, "Cultural Production and the Poli...
Kroik explores the relationship between work and gender in American culture...
48 min
496
Kaitlin Sidorsky, "All Roads Lead to Power: The...
Sidorsky combines qualitative and quantitative research to examine appointed and elected state positions...
46 min
497
Anne O’Brien, "Women, Inequality and Media Work...
How do women experience gender inequality in film and television production industries?
40 min
498
Sharra L. Vostral, "Toxic Shock: A Social Histo...
In 1978, doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life-threatening illness with no visible source...
20 min
499
Katharina Karcher, "Sisters in Arms: Militant F...
Karcher examines a critical time in the history and development of the feminist movement in Germany...
52 min
500
Amy Collier Artman, "The Miracle Lady: Kathryn ...
Artman tells the story of Kuhlman’s life and, in the process, relates the larger story of charismatic Christianity, particularly how it moved from the fringes of American society to the mainstream...
57 min