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image of Working Women of Collar City: Gender, Class, and Community in Troy, New York, 1864-86

Working Women of Collar City: Gender, Class, and Community in Troy, New York, 1864-86

by Turbin, Carole

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1992
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780252018367
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$14.00

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Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1992. Paperback. Near Fine. xi, [1], 231, [7] p.: illustrations, tables; 23 cm. Paperback. Part of the series The Working Class in American History, and the series Women in American History. The author examines labor organizing activities of the collar laundresses in Troy, N.Y., from 1864 to 1886.… Read more
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image of Women at Work including The Long Day: The Story of a New York Working Girl by Dorothy Richardson & Inside the New York Telephone Company by Elinor Langer; Edited with an Introduction by William L. O'Neill

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New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co, 1975. Paperback. Very Good. Third printing, May 1975. xix, [3], 360, [2] p.; 21 cm. Paperback. The Long Day: The Story of a New York Working Girl was first published anonymously in 1905. The author, Dorothy Richardson (not the English author of stream-of-consciousness novels), takes her… Read more
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image of Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition

Uneasy Virtue: The Politics of Prostitution and the American Reform Tradition

by Hobson, Barbara Meil

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1987
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Near Fine
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$14.00

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New York: Basic Books, 1987. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. x, 275 p.: illustrations; 24 cm. Maroon cloth with blue and gilt spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. The author "examines prostitution during the major reform periods: the 1840s, with its surge of evangelical activism; the early twentieth century and the Progressive attack on prostitution; and the… Read more
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image of Free and Female: The Sex Life of the Contemporary Woman

Free and Female: The Sex Life of the Contemporary Woman

by Seaman, Barbara

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1972
Condition
Near Fine
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$19.00

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New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 288 p.; 22 cm. Black cloth with red spine title; author's name in red on front cover. Dust jacket. Red endpapers. Barbara Seaman (1935-2008) was an American author and a leader in the women's health movement. Her first book, The Doctors' Case… Read more
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image of Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

by Saxton, Martha

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780374110116
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$14.00

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New York: Hill and Wang, 2003. Hardcover. Fine/fine. x, 388 p.; 24 cm. Brown and yellow cover with gilt spine title. Illustrated dust jacket. Gift inscription from the author on front free endpaper dated 3/19/03. The author examines the innate conflict between the popular view of women as weak and helpless while whey were… Read more
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image of The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925

The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925

by Gutman, Herbert G.

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1976
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780394724515
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$26.00

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New York: Vintage Books, Random House, 1976. Paperback. Very Good. xxviii, 664 p.: illustrations, tables, genealogical tables; 23 cm. Paperback. A groundbreaking work, in which "quantitative records, from the U. S. Census, slave plantation journal books and the like are intermixed with qualitative materials, such as letters slaves wrote each other, testimony given to Government commissions,… Read more
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image of Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women

Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women

by Goldin, Claudia

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1992
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780195072709
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$26.00

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New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Good. xv, [3], 287 p.: illustrations, charts, tables; 23 cm. Paperback. Part of the National Bureau of Economic Research Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development. A detailed examination of women's participation in the American economy. In Good Condition: minor damage to tail of spine and lower corners;… Read more
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image of Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman; Edited by Ancella R. Bickley and Lynda Ann ewen; Historical Afterword by Joe W. Trotter

Memphis Tennessee Garrison: The Remarkable Story of a Black Appalachian Woman; Edited by Ancella R. Bickley and Lynda Ann ewen; Historical Afterword by Joe W. Trotter

by Garrison, Memphis Tennessee; Bickley, Ancelia R., editor; Ewen, Lynda Ann, editor

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2001
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780821413739
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$26.00

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Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/fine. xxxiv, 249 p.; 24 cm. Red cloth with gilt spine title. Orange endpapers. Part of the publisher's series in Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia. Memphis Tennessee Garrison (1890-1988) was a teacher in McDowell County, West Virginia, who organized a chapter of the NAACP in 1921. … Read more
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image of From the Other Side; Women, Gender, and Immigrant Life in the U. S., 1820-1990

From the Other Side; Women, Gender, and Immigrant Life in the U. S., 1820-1990

by Gabaccia, Donna

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1994
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780253209047
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$26.00

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Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994. Paperback. Very Good. xvii, [1], 192, [2] p.; 24 cm. Paperback with illustrated cover. Includes bibliographical essay. Former owner's name on half title page. In Very Good Condition: spine lightly creased; one page corner creased; marginal marks on one page of the bibliographical essay; otherwise, clean and… Read more
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image of The American Way of Sex: An Informal Illustrated History

The American Way of Sex: An Informal Illustrated History

by Smith, Bradley

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
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$16.00

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New York: Two Continents Publishing Co, 1978. Hardcover. Near Fine/good +. "A Gemini Smith Inc. Book." [2], 254 p.: illustrations; 29 cm. Black cover with gilt spine title and front cover illustration. Illustrated endpapers. White dust jacket printed in red and blue. Book is in Near Fine Condition: edges of cover slightly rubbed;… Read more
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image of On Being Homeless: Historical Perspectives; Essays published to accompany the exhibition On Being Homeless: An Historical Perspective 24 November 1987 through 27 March 1988

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New York: Museum of the City of New York, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good/good +. 176 p.: illustrations; 29 cm. Maroon cloth with gilt spine title. Maroon endpapers. Illustrated dust jacket. Contains essays by David J. Rothman, Kenneth L. Kusmer, Marsha A. Martin, Lisa N. Peters, Kenneth T. Jackson, Elizabeth Wickenden, Kim Hopper, Rick Bard,… Read more
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image of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society -- Special Issue: Women and Violence -- Spring 1983, vol. 8, no. 3

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Chicago: University of Chicago, 1983. Paperback. Very Good. [4], 397-592, [24] p.; 24 cm. Paperback. Contributors: Gisela Bock, Sandra M. Gilbert, Elizabeth Pleck, Sara Ruddick, Wini Breines, Linda Gordon, Irene Hanson Frieze, Pauline W. Gee, Carol S. Wharton, Ynestra King, Paula Webster, Louise G. Smith-Donals, and Paul A. Gilje. In Very Good Condition: cover rubbed;… Read more
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image of Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

by Funck-Brentano, Frantz; Guillonnet, Octave Denis Victor

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1930
Condition
Very Good -
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$88.00

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New York: Brentano's, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good -. [4], 83, [1] p.: color illustrations; 37 cm. Off-white cloth spine with spine title in blue; blue and gilt illustrated paper over boards. Top page edges blue. Decorated endpapers. Translated by Madame Régis Michaud. Each illustration is in a decorated border with caption. Bookplate… Read more
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image of Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

Belle Moskowitz: Feminine Politics and the Exercise of Power in the Age of Alfred E. Smith

by Perry, Elisabeth Israels

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780195044263
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$26.00

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New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. xv, [1], 280 p., [8] p. of illustrations; 24 cm. Black cloth spine with silver spine title; grey boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Belle Moskowitz (1877-1933) was a political advisor and publicist to Al Smith (1873-1944) from his 1918 campaign for governor of New York through… Read more
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image of Scientific American Supplement -- No. 1033, Oct.19, 1895 [the New York Clearing House]

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New York: Munn & Co, 1895. Paperback. Very Good +. 16 pages (paginated [1], 16504-16518 p.): illustrations; 41 cm. The front illustration is of the Emperor William Church in Berlin, Germany. Also contains illustrated articles about the New York Clearing House; the Volga Ferry steamer; the mother of pearl industry; the Tussah silk industry; trout farms… Read more
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image of Scientific American Supplement -- No. 1026, Aug. 31, 1895 [lady cyclists in Battersea Park, London]

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New York: Munn & Co, 1895. Paperback. Very Good. 16 pages (paginated [1], 16392-16406 p.): illustrations; 41 cm. Contains illustrated articles about lady cyclists in Battersea Park, London; the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad standard types of permanent way; the sharpening of files by sand blast; and the splash of a drop and allied phenomena… Read more
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image of Shakspeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women -- Moral, Poetical, & Historical

Shakspeare's Heroines: Characteristics of Women -- Moral, Poetical, & Historical

by Jameson, Anna; Shakespeare, William

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
1897
Condition
Very Good +
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$25.00

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London: George Newnes, 1897. Hardcover. Very Good +. 330, [25] p.; 20 cm. Publisher's green cloth with gilt spine title and embossed decoration on both boards. Dark green endpapers. Top page edges gilt. Title page in red and black. Part of the publisher's series The New Library. Final 23 unpaginated pages contain… Read more
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image of Essays on the Puerperal Fever and Other Diseases Peculiar to Women: Selected From the Writings of British Authors Previous to the Close of the Eighteenth Century; edited by Fleetwood Churchill [provenance: Charles D. Meigs]

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London: Sydenham Society, 1848. Hardcover. Fair. viii, 552, 11 p.; 23 cm. Publisher's black cloth with emblem in gilt on both boards within blind-stamped decoration. Top page edges gilt. Small yellow bookbinder's label on back fixed endpaper of Westleys & Co., London. The Sydenham Society published medical works from 1844 to 1857. Yellow… Read more
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$191.00
image of Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl; Linda Brent; Edited by L. Maria Child; New Introduction and Notes by Walter Teller

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San Diego; New York; London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973. Paperback. Very Good. xiv, 210 p.; 20 cm. Paperback; illustrated cover. After escaping from slavery in 1842, Harriet Jacobs (1813-1897) wrote this account of her life, with the editorial assistance of author and abolitionist Lydia Maria Child (1802-1880). For publication in 1861, both Jacobs' name and… Read more
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image of Middlebrow Modern: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s; Edited by Lisa Botshon & Meredith Goldsmith

Middlebrow Modern: Popular American Women Writers of the 1920s; Edited by Lisa Botshon & Meredith Goldsmith

by Botshon, Lisa; Goldsmith, Meredith, editors

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Classic Books and Ephemera
Published
2003
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9781555535575
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$46.00

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Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003. Hardcover. Near Fine. xvii, [1], 301 p.: illustrations; 23 cm. Black cloth with gilt spine title. No dust jacket. Contents: "Written with a Hard and Ruthless Purpose:" Rose Wilder Lane, Edna Ferber, and Middlebrow Regional Fiction by Donna Campbell -- The Cosmopolitan Regionalism of Zona Gale's Friendship Village by Deborah… Read more
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