A Short Women’s History Bibliography

As with all my bibliographies, this one is made up of books I’ve read and it will be added to as I read more. Add your suggestions to the comments!

Baxandall, Rosalyn and Linda Gordon. Dear Sisters: Dispatches from the Women’s Liberation Movement. Basic Books, 2001.

Davis, Angela Y. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. Vintage, 1999.

Eller, Cynthia. The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory: Why an Invented Past Will Not Give Women a Future. Beacon Press, 2001.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. Columbia University Press, 2012.

Federici, Silvia. Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation. Autonomedia, 2004.

Geller, Jeffrey L. and Maxine Harris. Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945. Anchor, 1995.

Green, Karen and Tristan Taormino, editors. A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over the World: Writings From The Girl Zine Revolution. St. Martin’s Griffin, 1997.

Guglielmo, Jennifer. Living the Revolution: Italian Women’s Resistance and Radicalism in New York City, 1880-1945. The University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Kaplan, Laura. The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service. Pantheon Books, 1995.

Marcus, Sara. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. Harper Perennial, 2010.

Marcus, Sharon. Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England. Princeton University Press, 2007.

Reagan, Leslie J. When Abortion Was a Crime: Women, Medicine, and Law in the United States 1867-1973. University of California Press, 1998.

Shahar, Shulamith. The Fourth Estate: A History of Women in the Middle Ages. Routledge, 2003.

Showalter, Elaine. The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture 1830-1980. Time Warner Books UK, 1987.

Shteir, Rachel. Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show. Oxford University Press, 2004.


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