The first comprehensive history of Hollywood's high-flying career women during the studio era, Nobody's Girl Friday
covers the impact of the executives, producers, editors, writers, agents, designers, directors, and actresses who shaped Hollywood film production and style, led their unions, climbed to the top during the war, and fought the blacklist.
A biography of the most famous Italian journalist of the twentieth century covers her hatred of fascism, abrasive interview style, and many controversies.
An exploration of the poetry, life and world of the groundbreaking female literary master shares insights into more recent discoveries of her writings while discussing her aristocratic upbringing and achievements on the Greek Island of Lesbos during the birth of western intellectual thought.
A secular biography of the female patron saint of Italy seeks to reframe her life through the lens of the twenty-first century, covering her peacemaking during the revolution in Siena, campaign for a crusade, and modern feminist views.
Reveals the tumultuous life and inner darkness of the American author, demonstrating how her unique contribution to the Gothic genre came from a focus on domestic horror drawn from an era hostile to women.
A leading cultural journalist traces the rise of the female showrunner and how women have become an integral part of today's television, sharing the stories of such boundary-breaking performers as Roseanne Barr, Diane English and Tina Fey.
Drawing on interviews with actresses, stand-up comics, writers, producers and female comedy troupes, an award-winning filmmaker explores the ways in which women’s comedy and women’s liberation have evolved together.
Shares the lesser-known story of the scientific contributions of a group of women working at the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century, tracing their collection of star observations captured nightly on glass photographic plates that enabled extraordinary discoveries.
In 1918 the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France to help win World War I. Elizabeth Cobbs reveals the challenges these patriotic young women faced in a war zone where male soldiers resented, wooed, mocked, saluted, and ultimately celebrated them. Back on the home front, they fought the army for veterans’ benefits and medals, and won.
Recounts the one hundred fifty year old history of women campaigning for the United States presidency, from Victoria Woodhull to Hillary Clinton, and argues that a woman will inevitably hold the highest position in the country.
A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights.
Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.
The Nobel Prize-winning author of Voices from Chernobyl
offers a collection of deeply personal stories that share the World War II perspectives of women from the front lines, at home and in occupied territories.
Traces the life of Elizebeth Smith, who met and married groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman and worked with him to discover and expose Nazi spy rings in South America by cracking multiple versions of the Enigma machine.
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Women Will Vote
celebrates the 2017 centenary of women’s right to full suffrage in New York State. Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello highlight the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well as male suffragists, both upstate and downstate, that led to the positive outcome of the 1917...