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By Women, About Women:
A Selective List of Women's Studies Books Researched at AAS


Allgor, Catherine. Parlor Politics: In Which the Ladies of Washington Help Build a City and a Government. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000.

Basch, Norma. Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Bennett, Paula. Poets in the Public Sphere: The Emancipatory Project of American Women's Poetry, 1800-1900. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.

Braude, Ann. Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women's Rights in Nineteenth-Century America. Boston: Beacon Press, 1989.

Brekus, Catherine A. Strangers & Pilgrims: Female Preaching in America, 1740-1845. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Cohen, Patricia Cline. The Murder of Helen Jewett: The Life and Death of a Prostitute in Nineteenth-Century New York. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Cooley, Nicole. The Afflicted Girls: Poems. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004.

Cutter, Barbara. Domestic Devils, Battlefield Angels: The Radicalism of American Womanhood, 1830-1865. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003.

Dayton, Cornelia Hughes. Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995.

Juster, Susan. Disorderly Women: Sexual Politics & Evangelicalism in Revolutionary New England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Kelly, Catherine E. In the New England Fashion: Reshaping Women's Lives in the Nineteenth Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Kerber, Linda K. No Constitutional Right to be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship. New York: Hill and Wang, 1998.

Korzenik, Diana. Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1985.

Lawes, Carolyn J. Women and Reform in a New England Community. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.

Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1980.

Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York: W.W. Norton, 1996.

Reis, Elizabeth. Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England. Ithaca, Cornell University Press, 1997.

Sentilles, Renee M. Performing Menken: Adah Isaacs Menken and the Birth of American Celebrity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Silver-Isenstadt, Jean L. Shameless: The Visionary Life of Mary Gove Nichols. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.

Smith-Rosenberg, Carroll. Disorderly Conduct: Visions of Gender in Victorian America. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.

Tannenbaum, Rebecca J. The Healer's Calling: Women and Medicine in Early New England. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002.

Van Broekhoven, Deborah Bingham. The Devotion of These Women: Rhode Island in the Antislavery Network. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002.

Weisberg, Barbara. Talking to the Dead: Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2004.

Cohen, Patricia Cline. "Doing Women's History at the American Antiquarian Society," Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 102, pt. 2 (1993): 295-305.


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