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Women's History: Research & Reading

A guide for reading and research on Women's history.

Readings on Women's History

Men Explain Things to Me

The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author delivers a collection of essays that serve as the perfect "antidote to mansplaining."

The Woman's Hour

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.

The Woman Warrior

A memoir of the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants who lived within the traditions and fears of the Chinese past as well as the realities of the alien modern American culture

The Feminine Mystique

20th anniversary edition: Analyzes the changing role and status of women along with the implications of the evolving women's movement.

The Second Sex

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir's masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.

A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) was a British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights.

Sexual Politics

A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art.

Sister Outsider

In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change.

The Beauty Myth

How images of beauty are used against women.

Inferior : how science got women wrong and the new research that's rewriting the story

What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew

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