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"The photograph album will afford both Chesnut scholars, students of American culture and literature, and Civil War buffs alike an absolute treasure trove of primary source material to study and celebrate. In this two-volume collection, Daniels reanimates…

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Memory Is Our Home is a powerful biographical memoir based on the diaries of Roma Talasiewicz-Eibuszyc, who was born in Warsaw before the end of World War I, grew up during the interwar period and who, after escaping the atrocities of World War II, was able to…

90-Day Geisha

by Chelsea Haywood

|September 17, 2012

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Millionaires, surgeons, serial killers, CEOs: I light their cigarettes, mix their drinks. We engage in conversation. I am the facilitator of good times. I am a hostess. Step into the surreal world of a Tokyo hostess club and gain an exclusive underground pass…
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Lydia Pinkham was one of the 19 th century’s most remarkable businesswomen, her influence spreading beyond the late 1800s and her native New England. A champion of equal rights for women and blacks at a time when such causes lacked widespread support, Pinkham was…

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Mary McGeachy (1901-91) navigated the gender conventions of the twentieth century. Born a gospel preacher's daughter in small-town Ontario, she served in the League of Nations Secretariat in the 1930s and was employed by the British Ministry of Economic Warfare…

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This book is the only available compilation of women in education and psychology whose work has been marginalized, forgotten, or attributed to their male colleagues. This resource includes women from the progressive era (1900-1950), the psychological period…
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Few books have had such an impact as Wild Swans: a popular bestseller and a critically acclaimed history of China that opened up the country to the world. Through the story of three generations of women in her own family?the grandmother given to the warlord as a…
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During an era of separate spheres for men and women, Margaret Macdonald used her nurse's training to gain access to the military and a life of work, travel, and adventure. In 1906, she was one of the first two nurses to receive a permanent appointment to the…
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Betty Bumpers: Champion of Childhood Immunization and Peace explores the significance of Bumpers’ work, situating her story within the context of the history and society of the late twentieth century. Her advocacy highlights social change through connecting and…

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Over the first half of the twentieth century, scientist and scholar Frances Densmore (1867–1957) visited thirty-five Native American tribes, recorded more than twenty-five hundred songs, amassed hundreds of artifacts and Native-crafted objects, and transcribed…
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'Bo, Jenny and I' is a memoir describing the life of a young woman growing up in unusual circumstances, as well as a discussion of political and sociological eff ects of troubled times upon "ordinary people." After an early childhood in pre-war Antwerp, the…
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography "Thoroughly absorbing, lively...Fuller, so misunderstood in life, richly deserves the nuanced, compassionate portrait Marshall paints." ? Boston Globe Pulitzer Prize finalist Megan Marshall recounts the trailblazing life…