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|||First edition.||125 pages ; 21 cm|
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
|1989.||First Harvest/HBJ edition.||xiv, 114 pages ; 21 cm|
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Why is it that men, and not women, have always had power, wealth, and fame? Woolf cites the two keys to freedom: fixed income and one's own room. Foreword by Mary Gordon.
John Stuart Mill's 1869 essay The Subjection of Women argues for equality between the sexes, putting forward ideas that were an affront to many at the time. His wife, Harriet Taylor Mill, is credited with co-authoring the essay. The Subjection of Women puts forward a detailed and passionate opposition to the social and legal inequalities imposed on women by society. Mill saw that he was going against the grain of the time, but argued...
Mary Wollstonecraft wrote Vindication of the Rights of Woman in response to public debate and discussion about the education of women. She argues that women should be educated according to their station, and that they could be more than mere wives to their husbands and educators to their children.
The text is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy.
After completing several book-length investigations into the lives of working women, home economist and activist Helen Campbell set her sights on working conditions overseas. The series of essays presented in Prisoners of Poverty Abroad focuses on blue-collar workers in England and France, and proposes, among other potential solutions, low-cost technical and vocational training for workers.
Home economics expert and social reformer Helen Campbell shocked the world with the publication of this chilling expose of the lives of female workers in late-nineteenth-century New York City. In addition to detailing the long hours and poor working conditions faced by many women, Campbell also grapples with the question of how paid employment impacts women's overall status in the culture.
British philosopher and activist Edward Carpenter was decades ahead of his time when it came to sensitive subjects like gender relations, equal rights, and acceptance of a broad range of sexual proclivities. In this thought-provoking series of essays, Carpenter addresses the issue of marriage and what an ideal version of it would look like in a utopian society from which oppression and persecution had been eliminated.
Intellectual and essayist Alice Chenoweth, who wrote under the pen name Helen H. Gardener, was one of the foremost thinkers of the late nineteenth century. She contributed groundbreaking ideas to the debates about controversial issues such as gender relations, women's suffrage, religion, and rationality. This collection brings together some of her most compelling analyses of social issues of the era.
Home economist and social reformer Helen Campbell dedicated her life to improving economic prospects for women, both in the realm of the family home and in the workforce. In this series of essays, she considers the then-recent trend of large numbers of women moving into the working world and presents a number of compelling solutions for making the lives of working women easier and more fulfilling.
Early feminist author and advocate Charlotte Perkins Gilman is today best remembered for the haunting short story The Yellow Wallpaper, which recounts the female protagonist's descent into madness. In addition to her prodigious body of fictional work, Gilman wrote a great deal of non-fiction, including scholarly and persuasive essays about equality and the female condition. This long-form essay details the misogyny that was pervasive in...
Today, book clubs are all the rage, but in the early twentieth century, social groups called "women's clubs" were more popular. These small groups of friends, family and neighbors gathered to discuss topics like history, philosophy, and art. This primer from Caroline French Benton offers plenty of inspiration and practical guidelines.
Have you ever wanted to kick off a club of your own, but weren't sure where to start? In The Complete Club Book for Women, author Caroline French Benton offers up tons of suggestions and ideas, ranging from topics and issues to focus on to hints and guidelines for conducting meetings.
It's said that well-behaved women rarely make history, and that's certainly true in the case of Emma Goldman, famed activist, anarchist, and women's rights advocate. In this essay, Goldman takes on the misogyny and oppression that were the lot of women in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries and offers a series of elegant critiques of romantic love and the institution of marriage.
Over the last few years we've witnessed a dating revolution. There are now so many ways to meet new people - whether through the innumerable internet dating sites, singles nights, speed dating events, or more traditional matchmaking agencies. And it isn't just about finding a soulmate or partner; many people are looking for new friends, casual flings or just a good time. But how do you choose what type of dating is right for you? And how do you...
Between overseeing his private practice and developing an entirely new field of research and inquiry that would profoundly influence Western culture, Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud somehow came across and helped to publish the diary of an anonymous young girl of the European upper classes. The detailed journal follows the young authoress from the age of 11 to the age of 14 1/2, through high school, schoolyard crushes, and the tumult of adolescence....
Though his first claim to fame as a writer came as a chronicler of the adventures of his beloved collie Lad, author Albert Payson Terhune takes a decidedly different tack in the historical sketches collected in Superwomen. This fascinating volume brings together a series of engaging and well-researched biographical essays about women like Helen of Troy and Cleopatra who played by their own rules—and sometimes changed history in the...
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