Best Women's Studies History Books
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1. Facts Don't Care about Your Feelings
Author: by Ben Shapiro
They say history repeats itself. We’ve got a lot of work to do to end up on the right side of it after Election Day 2020. This curated selection of columns is quintessential for any Ben Shapiro fan or skeptic. He offers a sharp, insightful reflection on American politics and culture over the last few years.
Between elites who just can’t get down from their soapboxes, the left’s thought fascism, the rampant media, and more, the nation is in trouble. And if conservatives don’t act fast, they’ll get what they deserve … Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings is a collection of columns written by Ben Shapiro.
Published between 2016 and 2019, these columns highlight Donald Trump’s campaign, election and presidency. The book is divided into 10 chapters that run the gamut from religion to government to the First Amendment and other compelling issues readers on either side of the political aisle will enjoy.
2. Facts (Still) Don't Care About Your Feelings: The Brutally Honest Sequel to the National Smash Hit
Author: by Ben Shapiro
A lot has changed since 2015, and Ben Shapiro has something to say about it. In this curated sequel to Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings, Shapiro breaks down American politics from 2015 to today like you’ve never seen before. Review political dog fights and the Democrats’ radicalism problem through a poignant lens.
Analyze the novel coronavirus and its economic implications through a perspective too often stamped out by the mainstream media. Explore the absurdities of anti-racism, mostly peaceful protests and other leftist attempts to rewrite America. And discover pieces of the American identityunity, free speech, capitalism and so much morewe have lost in the mayhem.
3. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future
Author: by Riane Eisler
Now with an updated epilogue celebrating the 30th anniversary of this groundbreaking and increasingly relevant book. “May be the most significant work published in all our lifetimes.” LA WeeklyThe Chalice and the Blade tells a new story of our cultural origins.
It shows that warfare and the war of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologically ordained. It provides verification that a better future is possibleand is in fact firmly rooted in the haunting dramas of what happened in our past.
4. Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillment
Author: by Valerie Rein PhD
Despite checking off the boxes of worldly accomplishments, most high-achieving women are secretly dissatisfied. They feel stuck in lives that look perfect on the outside, yet on the inside, they’re unfulfilled, plagued by the nagging feeling that there’s got to be more.
They feel guilty and ungrateful for feeling trapped in lives that are so good. They disown their pain, or numb it with excessive work, eating, drinking, shopping, social media, or exercising. They search for solutions in books, meditation, yoga, therapy, medication, and workshops, but something is still missing.
They wonder: What’s wrong with me? Dr. Valerie Rein has worked with hundreds of high-achieving women and discovered that the issues they all struggle with are not just personalthey’re rooted in the ancestral and collective trauma experienced by women in the patriarchal world for millennia.
In Patriarchy Stress Disorder, Dr. Rein describes how this trauma creates an invisible inner prison, that holds them back from stepping into the full power of their authentic presence, unbridled joy, outrageous success, freedom, and fulfillment. In this book, Dr. Valerie explains: – Why you’re dissatisfied in spite of your achievements, and why it’s not your fault.
5. The Flower Boat Girl: A novel based on a true story of the woman who became the most powerful pirate in history
Author: by Larry Feign
Her father traded away her youth. Sea bandits stole her freedom. She has one way to get them back:Become the most powerful pirate in the world. South China coast, 1801. Sold as a child to a floating brothel, 26-year-old Yang has finally bought her freedom, only to be kidnapped by a brutal pirate gang and forced to marry their leader.
Dragged through stormy seas and lawless bandit havens, Yang must stay scrappy to survive. She embeds herself in the dark business of piracy, carving out her role against the resistance of powerful pirate leaders and Cheung Po Tsai, her husband’s flamboyant male concubine.
As she is caught between bitter rivals fighting for mastery over the piratesand for her heartYang faces a choice between two things she never dreamed might be hers: power or love. Based on a true story that has never been fully told until now, The Flower Boat Girl is the tale of a woman who, against all odds, shaped history on her own terms.
A breathtaking saga of a real life heroine, so richly alive that the pages seem to breathe. Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author
6. Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World
Author: by Rosalind Miles
Who Cooked the Last Supper? Overturns the phallusy of history and gives voice to the untold history of the world: the contributions of millions of unsung women. Men dominate history because men write history. There have been many heroes, but no heroines.
Here, in Who Cooked the Last Supper?, is the history you never learned-but should have! Without politics or polemics, this brilliant and witty book overturns centuries of preconceptions to restore women to their rightful place at the center of culture, revolution, empire, war, and peace.
Spiced with tales of individual women who have shaped civilization, celebrating the work and lives of women around the world, and distinguished by a wealth of research, Who Cooked the Last Supper? Redefines our concept of historical reality.
7. Anne Boleyn: 500 Years of Lies
Author: by Hayley Nolan
December 1, 2019
A bold new analysis of one of history’s most misrepresented women.History has lied. Anne Boleyn has been sold to us as a dark figure, a scheming seductress who bewitched Henry VIII into divorcing his queen and his church in an unprecedented display of passion.
Quite the tragic love story, right?Wrong. In this electrifying expos, Hayley Nolan explores for the first time the full, uncensored evidence of Anne Boleyn’s life and relationship with Henry VIII, revealing the shocking suppression of a powerful woman. So leave all notions of outdated and romanticised folklore at the door and forget what you think you know about one of the Tudors’ most notorious queens.
She may have been silenced for centuries, but this urgent book ensures Anne Boleyn’s voice is being heard now.#TheTruthWillOut
8. If I Survive: Nazi Germany and the Jews: 100-Year Old Lena Goldstein's Miracle Story (Faces of Eve)
Author: by Barbara Miller
If I Survive.This thought haunted Lena. Her loved ones were cruelly forced from her arms in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland and perished in Treblinka Death Camp. This is a true story of Holocaust survival. In ww2 books, it is a searing story of human rights abuses and genocide.
The story of Nazi Germany and the Jews is a story of anti-Semitism, Nazi concentration camps, gas chambers and World War 11 (wwii). The Warsaw ghetto where the Nazis had imprisoned the Jews was being emptied as Hitler’s Final Solution to murder all of European Jewry was put into action.
Lena kept thinking, It’s my turn next. As some Jews escaped Treblinka and exposed it as being a death camp not a labour camp, young men and women in the ghetto decided to make a stand. Lena helped in the resistance which became the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by gathering light bulbs from empty houses which could be used for Molotov cocktails.
By a miracle, she escaped the ghetto before it became an inferno. But where could she hide? When it was over and she could walk free, the tears she had held back flooded out because she was all alone and there was no one to care that she had survived and no one to go to.
9. Unladylike (Peg)
Author: by Nikki Freestone Sorensen
How far would you go to follow your dreams? Peg, a woman ahead of her time, refuses to be restricted by society’s expectations. What sacrifices would you be willing to make without ever giving them a second thought? In Unladylike a strong-willed woman follows a quest for adventure.
She jeopardizes both her reputation and her life in pursuit of her dream. We are all products of the times in which we live. In the 1920s women’s roles were changing. Like other women of her time, home and family held a high priority in Peg’s heart.
Yet, she cannot resist the allure of promised adventure. At times, the reader wonders whether Peg is totally fearless or just nave beyond belief. Even though you sometimes question her decisions, all along the journey, you will find yourself cheering her on.
Her dedication to her dream has you admiring her integrity, resilience, and youthful spunk. Grab your copy now and transport yourself to the 1920’s Alaskan frontier, and let the adventure begin!
10. INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL. Written by Herself (Annotated): This is a Narrative of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs. A Book About Slavery, Her Life as a Slave Girl, From Slavery to Freedom.
Author: by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Harriet Jacobs’ narrative of a life as a slave girl is unabridged, and contains an additional annotation at the start of the book. This section aims to give the reader an historical context, and contains a brief History of Slavery in America, and the Abolishment of Slavery.
This will help set the stage for Harriet Ann Jacobs autobiography that is to follow:I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts.
I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. When I first arrived in Philadelphia, Bishop Paine advised me to publish a sketch of my life, but I told him I was altogether incompetent to such an undertaking.
Though I have improved my mind somewhat since that time, I still remain of the same opinion; but I trust my motives will excuse what might otherwise seem presumptuous. I have not written my experiences in order to attract attention to myself; on the contrary, it would have been more pleasant to me to have been silent about my own history.
11. Daughter Of Paris: The Diary of Marie Duplessis, France’s Most Celebrated Courtesan (The Fallen' Series)
Author: by A. G. Mogan
The story of Marie Duplessis, the courtesan who consumed Parisian high society in the 19th Century, and the inspiration behind masterpieces such as Alexandre Dumas Fils’ The Lady with the Camellias and Verdi’s Traviata, is one that overwhelms with its soul-searing tragedy.
This peasant girl, who endured cruelty, abandonment, and the torment of a woman’s lot in her time, clawed her way through the class and cultural strata of Paris from one rich man to another, with her sensational beauty lighting the way.
Yet her beauty wasn’t the only thing capturing hearts, but also her indefatigable spirit, unflappable honesty, and raw commitment to finding love, no matter the costan ideal that always seemed to elude her. Marie Duplessis was the courtesan who conquered her world as no other woman has, past or present.
This is the story of a peasant girl who surpassed all suppressions her era imposed on its women, to become one of the most famous individuals 19th century Europe had ever known.
12. A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present, Vol. 1
Author: by Bonnie S. Anderson
Oxford University Press
This classic two-volume history is an exciting and revolutionary look at women’s history from prehistoric times to the present. Its unique organization focuses on the developments, achievements, and changes in women’s roles in society. Rather than examining women’s history as an inevitableprogression of events along a strict timeline, this text is organized within a loose chronology, with chapters focusing on women’s place and function in society.
This revised edition provides a new introduction, an updated epilogue on women’s lives in Europe since 1988, and a completely revisedbibliography that includes recent scholarship. A History of Their Own restores women to the historical record, brings their history into focus, and provides models of female action and heroism.
Lively and engaging, this new edition takes readers on a fascinating journey through women’s history andthe changing roles they have played. In addition it is an ideal text for general courses in women’s studies and women’s history and more specialized courses focusing on women in European history.
13. Falling: Hard Lessons and the Redemption of the Woman Next Door
Author: by Karen Andrea Campbell
This debut memoir will forever change the way you think about women in prison. KAREN ANDREA CAMPBELL WAS LIVING THE AMERICA DREAMA married mother with two active daughters in high school, a productive career and an active outdoors life style in the Pacific Northwest.
UNTIL SHE WAS CONVICTED OF FELONY MANSLAUGHTER DUI AND SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN PRISONShe was going to prison. The judge banged the gavel, the Bailiff escorted her toward a door at the front of the courtroom. She took one last look at her family.
They were in each other’s arms. The Bailiff opened the door at the front of the courtroom as she stepped through the door that led to another world and one question that haunted her. But can she survive the next six years in a full custody women’s prison?
Order your copy of Falling and experience what happens next!
14. Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History (Huzzah Publishing)
Author: by Miantae Metcalf McConnell
O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” February 2018AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY1885 – 1914 Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year-old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific.
Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.
She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for the stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub-zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.
After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote.The price is high.
15. Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Author: by Claire Chao
Plum Brook (May 1, 2018)
Winner of over 20 awards including Rubery Award BOOK OF THE YEAR and Writer’s Digest GRAND PRIZEAn Extraordinary Multigenerational SagaA high position bestowed by China’s empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and ’40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege.
But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever. When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home-and that she will never see her father again.
Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family’s past-one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.
16. Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 (Women in American History)
Author: by Alison M. Parker
“Purifying America” explores the widespread middle-class advocacy of censorship as a popular reform around the turn of the century and provides a historical perspective on contemporary debates over censorship, morality, and pornography that continue to divide women. ‘Makes significant contributions not only to our knowledge of the WCTU and of pro-censorship activism, but more broadly to our understanding of progressivism and of cultural dynamics of gender and class as they intersected with reform efforts in the sixty years surrounding the turn of the twentieth century’ – Nancy K.
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