Reviews

Author: 
Nikki Brown
Reviewer: 
Michele Coffey

Coffey on Brown, 'Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal'

Nikki Brown. Private Politics and Public Voices: Black Women's Activism from World War I to the New Deal. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. 192 pp.p Ilustrations. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-34804-3.

Reviewed by Michele Coffey Published on H-Women (October, 2008) Commissioned by Holly S. Hurlburt

African American Women's Activism

Author: 
Simon Morgan
Reviewer: 
Anne Rodrick

Rodrick on Morgan, 'A Victorian Woman's Place: Public Culture in the Nineteenth Century'

Simon Morgan. A Victorian Woman's Place: Public Culture in the Nineteenth Century. London: Tauris Academic Studies, 2007. x + 270 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84511-210-3.

Reviewed by Anne Rodrick (Department of History, Wofford College) Published on H-Women (July, 2008)

Not-So-Separate Spheres?

Author: 
Anna Bek
Reviewer: 
Michelle DenBeste

DenBeste on Bek, 'The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954'

Anna Bek. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954. Foreword by Adele Lindenmeyr. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. xvi + 128 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21717-2.

Reviewed by Michelle DenBeste (Department of History, California State University Fresno) Published on H-Women (July, 2008)

Author: 
Sandy Bardsley
Reviewer: 
Michelle Wolfe

Wolfe on Bardsley, 'Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England'

Sandy Bardsley. Venomous Tongues: Speech and Gender in Late Medieval England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. viii + 214 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3936-2.

Reviewed by Michelle Wolfe (Department of History, Ohio State University) Published on H-Women (May, 2008)

Policing Women's Speech in Late Medieval England

Author: 
Pippa Holloway
Reviewer: 
Julian Carter

Carter on Holloway, 'Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920-1945'

Pippa Holloway. Sexuality, Politics, and Social Control in Virginia, 1920-1945. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xi + 258 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3051-2; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5764-9.

Reviewed by Julian Carter (Program in Critical Studies, California College of the Arts) Published on H-Women (March, 2008)

Author: 
Helen Harden Chenut
Reviewer: 
Lela Felter-Kerley

Felter-Kerley on Chenut, 'The Fabric of Gender: Working-Class Culture in Third Republic France'

Helen Harden Chenut. The Fabric of Gender: Working-Class Culture in Third Republic France. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005. vii + 448 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-02520-9.

Reviewed by Lela Felter-Kerley (Department of History, University of South Florida) Published on H-Women (February, 2008)

Working-Class (Sexual) Politics in France's Third Republic

Author: 
Gillian Sutherland
Reviewer: 
Marynel Ryan Van Zee

Ryan Van Zee on Sutherland, 'Faith, Duty and the Power of Mind: The Cloughs and Their Circle, 1820-1960'

Gillian Sutherland. Faith, Duty and the Power of Mind: The Cloughs and Their Circle, 1820-1960. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 262 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-86155-7.

Reviewed by Marynel Ryan Van Zee (University of Minnesota, Morris) Published on H-Women (February, 2008)

Family Matters: The Cloughs, Newnham College, and the Ties That Bound

Author: 
Irma B. Jaffe with Gernando Colombardo
Reviewer: 
Jana Byars

Byars on Colombardo, 'Shining Eyes, Cruel Fortune: The Lives and Loves of Italian Renaissance Women Poets'

Irma B. Jaffe with Gernando Colombardo. Shining Eyes, Cruel Fortune: The Lives and Loves of Italian Renaissance Women Poets. New York: Fordham University Press, 2002. xxxi + 431 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-2180-6; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-2181-3.

Reviewed by Jana Byars (Department of History, Iowa State University) Published on H-Women (November, 2007)

Author: 
Karen J. Leong
Reviewer: 
Jooyoung Lee

Lee on Leong, 'The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism'

Karen J. Leong. The China Mystique: Pearl S. Buck, Anna May Wong, Mayling Soong, and the Transformation of American Orientalism. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2005. x + 171 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-520-24423-8.

Reviewed by Jooyoung Lee (Department of History, Brown University) Published on H-Women (October, 2007)

Author: 
Betty Joseph
Reviewer: 
Joseph Sramek

Sramek on Joseph, 'Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840: Colonial Currencies of Gender'

Betty Joseph. Reading the East India Company, 1720-1840: Colonial Currencies of Gender. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2004. xiv + 220 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-41203-0; $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-41202-3.

Reviewed by Joseph Sramek (Department of History, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale) Published on H-Women (October, 2007)

The Secrets of Archives

Author: 
Moderata Fonte
Reviewer: 
Holly S. Hurlburt

Hurlburt on Fonte, 'Floridoro, A Chivalric Romance'

Moderata Fonte. Floridoro, A Chivalric Romance. The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xxx + 493 pp. $29.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-25678-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-25677-1.

Reviewed by Holly S. Hurlburt (Department of History, Women's Studies Program, Southern Illinois University Carbondale) Published on H-Women (October, 2007)

Author: 
Elinor Accampo
Reviewer: 
Jessica Davidson

Davidson on Accampo, 'Blessed Motherhood, Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France'

Elinor Accampo. Blessed Motherhood, Bitter Fruit: Nelly Roussel and the Politics of Female Pain in Third Republic France. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. x + 312 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8404-7.

Reviewed by Jessica Davidson (Department of History, James Madison University) Published on H-Women (June, 2007)

Feminism and Family in Third Republic France

Author: 
Katherine A. Lynch
Reviewer: 
Samuel J. Thomas

Thomas on Lynch, 'Individuals, Families and Communities in Europe, 1200-1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society'

Katherine A. Lynch. Individuals, Families and Communities in Europe, 1200-1800: The Urban Foundations of Western Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. $28.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-64541-6; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-64235-4.

Reviewed by Samuel J. Thomas (Department of History, Wittenberg University) Published on H-Women (May, 2007)

Author: 
Martha Albertson Fineman, Terence Dougherty
Reviewer: 
Anupam Pandey

Pandey on Fineman and Dougherty, 'Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society'

Martha Albertson Fineman, Terence Dougherty. Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus: Gender, Law, and Society. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. xvii + 515 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8941-9.

Reviewed by Anupam Pandey (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Women (May, 2007)

Laying Siege: Within and Without

Author: 
Ellen T. Armour, Susan M. St. Ville, eds.
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Pritchard

Pritchard on Armour and Ville, 'Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler'

Ellen T. Armour, Susan M. St. Ville, eds. Bodily Citations: Religion and Judith Butler. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. xxi + 311 pp. $28.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-13407-1; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-13406-4.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Pritchard (Department of Religion, Bowdoin College) Published on H-Women (April, 2007)

Religions That Matter

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