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  • IN A GILDED CAGE. by Bowen, Rhys.
    Bowen, Rhys.
    IN A GILDED CAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth book in her award winning series set in early 20th century New York and featuring the spunky recent Irish immigrant Molly Murphy and Daniel Sullivan, a captain in the New York police force. SIGNED on the title page. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-31238534X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83461
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  • SILENT VOICES: The Southern Negro Woman Today. by Carson, Josephine.
    Carson, Josephine.
    SILENT VOICES: The Southern Negro Woman Today.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on interviews with many wormen in the South - workers on Delta plantations, college students, domestic servants, housewifes, nurses and more. 273 pp

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (prev owner's name, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 14914
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  • SILENT VOICES: The Southern Negro Woman Today. by Carson, Josephine.
    Carson, Josephine.
    SILENT VOICES: The Southern Negro Woman Today.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on interviews with many wormen in the South - workers on Delta plantations, college students, domestic servants, housewifes, nurses and more. 273 pp

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small bookstore stamp)

    Book ID: 64678
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  • Cose, Ellis.
    A MAN'S WORLD: How Real is Male Privilege and How Is Its Price?

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1995.). First edition - Fourth book by this award-winning African American journalist; in it he changes his focus from the discussion of racism to gender issues. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0172061.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36467
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  • Djerassi, Carl.
    THE PILL, PYGMY, CHIMPS AND DEGAS' HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of the scientist who synthesized the birth control pill, and as such, has had an enormous influence on the lives of women in the 20th century - and on changes in our culture. Photographs, index. 321 pgs. ISBN: 0-465-057594.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket (rem line.)

    Book ID: 13198
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  • Djerassi, Carl.
    THE PILL, PYGMY, CHIMPS AND DEGAS' HORSE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Basic Books (HarperCollins), (1992.). SIGNED - Autobiography of the scientist who synthesized the birth control pill, and as such, has had an enormous influence on the lives of women in the 20th century - and on changes in our culture. SIGNED on the title page with the words "with compliments" and dated in 1999.Photographs, index. 319 pgs. ISBN: 0-465-057586.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 68327
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  • BEYOND GENDER: The New Politics of Work and Family. by Friedan, Betty. Brigid O'Farrell, editor.
    Friedan, Betty. Brigid O'Farrell, editor.
    BEYOND GENDER: The New Politics of Work and Family.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: The Woodrow Wilson Center Press (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A discussion of the changes in roles in the workplace and at home, and especially of the ways in which the workplace has not kept up with changes in the workforce and the needs of parents by the author of groundbreaking book, THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE, and former head of the National Organization for Women. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Index. 120 pp. ISBN: 0-943875-846.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55080
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  • Holley, Marietta (edited by Jane Curry.)
    SAMANTHA RASTLES THE WOMAN QUESTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes 33 of the best selections by this popular humorist on the rights of women, with an introduction by Jane Curry. Illustrations, bibliography, index. 235 pages. ISBN: 0-252-010205.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (tear at upper edge of front cover of dj, other edgewear)

    Book ID: 18923
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  • King, Billie Jean with Kim Chapin.
    BILLIE JEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this great women's tennis champion - focusing primarily on her career, but also discussing the abortion controversy she was involved in, and her marriage to Larry King. Illustrated with photographs. 208 pages, index.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15824
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  • UP FROM THE PEDESTAL: Selected Writings in the History of American Feminism. by Kraditor, Aileen S. editor.
    Kraditor, Aileen S. editor.
    UP FROM THE PEDESTAL: Selected Writings in the History of American Feminism.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Chicago: Quadrangle Books, (1868). Selections ranging from Anne Bradstreet in 1642 to NOW's statement of purpose in 1960, selected and with an introduction by Aileen Kraditor. Selected bibliography. 372 pp.

    Condition: Very good (crease on front cover, previous owner's name inside cover)

    Book ID: 82267
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  • Kuzwayo, Ellen (1914-2006)
    CALL ME WOMAN.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Johannesburg, SA: Ravan Press, (1985.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977…

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    Johannesburg, SA: Ravan Press, (1985.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED by the author and dated in the year of publication. The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977 under the so-called 'terrorism act' for offences which were never specified. In addition to her fight against apartheid, Kuzwayo also fought for equal rights for both men and women. In 1979, she was chosen Woman of the Year by the Johannesburg newspaper, The Star. This book is more than just her own story: it is also the larger story of the other women among her people who have to struggle to survive, to break free of traditional and restrictive roles and to pursue their own choices. Kuzwayo became the first black writer to be awarded the CNA Literary Prize, South AfricaÕs premier literary prize, for this work. Includes a foreword by Bessie Head, and a preface by Nadine Gordimer (who states "This is a true testimony from a wonderful woman. .. she is one of those people who give me faith in the new and different South Africa they will create." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes lists of South African black women lawyers and medical doctors. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-86975-2790.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. Uncommon in this, the true first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 35251
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  • CALL ME WOMAN. by Kuzwayo, Ellen (1914-2006)
    Kuzwayo, Ellen (1914-2006)
    CALL ME WOMAN.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: The Women's Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977 under the so-called 'terrorism act' for offences which were never…

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    London: The Women's Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977 under the so-called 'terrorism act' for offences which were never specified. In addition to her fight against apartheid, Kuzwayo also fought for equal rights for both men and women. In 1979, she was chosen Woman of the Year by the Johannesburg newspaper, The Star. This book is more than just her own story: it is also the larger story of the other women among her people who have to struggle to survive, to break free of traditional and restrictive roles and to pursue their own choices. Kuzwayo became the first black writer to be awarded the CNA Literary Prize, South AfricaÕs premier literary prize, for this work. Includes a foreword by Bessie Head, and a preface by Nadine Gordimer (who states "This is a true testimony from a wonderful woman. .. she is one of those people who give me faith in the new and different South Africa they will create." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes lists of South African black women lawyers and medical doctors. 266 pp. ISBN: 0-7043-28488.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. The very uncommon hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 35252
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  • CALL ME WOMAN. by Kuzwayo, Ellen (1914-2006) Preface by Nadine Gordimer .
    Kuzwayo, Ellen (1914-2006) Preface by Nadine Gordimer .
    CALL ME WOMAN.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    San Francisco: Spinsters Ink, (1985.). The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977 under the so-called 'terrorism act' for offences which were never specified. In addition to her…

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    San Francisco: Spinsters Ink, (1985.). The autobiography of a woman whose entire life has been a testimony to courage, survival and devotion to others. In 1930, her family farm - one they had farmed for over 100 years - was taken from her when the area in which it was located was declared a "White Area" under the apartheid rule. For many years, she devoted her time to teaching, but, even though she was not a political radical, after the massacre of the students in Soweto, she became actively involved in the demonstrations and, at age 63, was detained for 5 months in 1977 under the so-called 'terrorism act' for offences which were never specified. In addition to her fight against apartheid, Kuzwayo also fought for equal rights for both men and women. In 1979, she was chosen Woman of the Year by the Johannesburg newspaper, The Star. This book is more than just her own story: it is also the larger story of the other women among her people who have to struggle to survive, to break free of traditional and restrictive roles and to pursue their own choices. Kuzwayo became the first black writer to be awarded the CNA Literary Prize, South AfricaÕs premier literary prize, for this work. Includes a foreword by Bessie Head, and a preface by Nadine Gordimer (who states "This is a true testimony from a wonderful woman. .. she is one of those people who give me faith in the new and different South Africa they will create." Illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes lists of South African black women lawyers and medical doctors. 266 pp. ISBN: 09-33214-19x.

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    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers

    Book ID: 62380
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  • ONCE UPON A TIME AND TODAY. by Nathan, Maud (1862-1946); Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt.
    Nathan, Maud (1862-1946); Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt.
    ONCE UPON A TIME AND TODAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1933. dj. Hardcover first edition - The hard-to-find autobiography of a woman born into a distinguished New York Sephardic Jewish family who became - with the support of her husband (the "fairy prince" of this story) - an outspoken advocate for better working conditions for women and for the right of women to vote. She is perhaps known best for her leadership and work as the president of the Consumers' League of New York. She was a first cousin of Emma Lazarus and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Her sister, Annie Nathan Meyer, was an author and the founder of Barnard College. In 1890 with Josephine Shaw Lowell and other women, she formed the…

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    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1933. dj. Hardcover first edition - The hard-to-find autobiography of a woman born into a distinguished New York Sephardic Jewish family who became - with the support of her husband (the "fairy prince" of this story) - an outspoken advocate for better working conditions for women and for the right of women to vote. She is perhaps known best for her leadership and work as the president of the Consumers' League of New York. She was a first cousin of Emma Lazarus and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Cardozo. Her sister, Annie Nathan Meyer, was an author and the founder of Barnard College. In 1890 with Josephine Shaw Lowell and other women, she formed the Consumers' League of New York, with a goal of bettering the working conditions of women retail clerks. In 1897, she became the league's president, a position that she held for twenty-one years. Under her leadership, the league publicized the deplorable working conditions in the retail stores and factories. They created a "white list" which named the stores and factories that met the league standards for wages and conditions and urged the public to patronize them. As she became more involved she realized that without the right to vote, women had no clout over the legislatures and she began to devote more time for the right for women to vote, despite the fact that her brothers and sister were opposed to women's suffrage. Foreword by Carrie Chapman Catt. Introduction by Henry van Dyke. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xvi, 327 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in lavender cloth in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, small chip to top of dj spine, other edgewear and short closed tears, toning to spine of dj.

    Book ID: 82272
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  • REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL.. by Rivabella, Omar
    Rivabella, Omar
    REQUIEM FOR A WOMAN'S SOUL..

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A brief but powerful novel depicting the brutality of political torture by this Argentinian journalist. Although presented as fiction, it is based on interviews with many women who were, like the protagonist, arrested, never charged, but tortured. Translated by Paul Riviera and the author. 116 pp. ISBN: 0-394-549171.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57937
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  • Rose, June
    MARIE STOPES AND THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Faber & Faber, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography focusing on both Stope's public life (founder of the first birth control clinic in the British Empire) and on her often chaotic personal life. Photographs, index. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-371-16206.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dustjacket (closed tears to dj.)

    Book ID: 4473
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  • LIFE ON THE LINE by Wattleton, Faye
    Wattleton, Faye
    LIFE ON THE LINE

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The title page indicates that this is a 'special limited edition of the friends of MS magazine, with a facsimile signature at the bottom. Autobiography of the daughter of a black female fundamentalist preacher who went on to become not only the first African American president of Planned Parenthood, but the first woman to head it since Margaret Sanger founded the organization in 1916. Errata slip laid in. 489 pages. ISBN: 0-345-392655.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 59551
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  • Wattleton, Faye
    LIFE ON THE LINE

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The title page indicates that this is a 'special limited edition of the friends of MS magazine, with a printed signature at the bottom. Autobiography of the daughter of a black female fundamentalist preacher who went on to become not only the first African American president of Planned Parenthood, but the first woman to head it since Margaret Sanger founded the organization in 1916. Errata slip laid in. 489 pages. ISBN: 0-345-392655.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 13455
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  • COMMUNE ON THE FRONTIER: The Story of Frances Wright. by [Wright, Frances, 1795-1852] Stiller, Richard.
    [Wright, Frances, 1795-1852] Stiller, Richard.
    COMMUNE ON THE FRONTIER: The Story of Frances Wright.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Biography of a woman born in Scotland in 1795, who came to America in 1818 as a young woman because she believed in freedom - she wrote books, founded a commune, published a radical newspaper, spoke out against slavery, organized religion and for women's rights. A title in the Women in America Series. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xiix, 259 pp. ISBN: 0-690204019.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78697
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