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Keeping HouseVirginia BartlettThis book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War in western Pennsylvania. Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850, tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed physical and psychological hardships as they established lives for themselves and their families in their new homes.

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Protest, Policy, and the Problem of Violence against WomenS. Laurel WeldonS. Laurel Weldon provides a comparative study of governmental response to the problem of violence against women in thirty-six democracies. In addition to examining the causes and consequences of the inadeqate public policies dealing with violence against women, she offers practical suggestions about how to improve them.

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Reforming WomenLisa ShaverRhetoric and feminist conciousness in the 19th century “American Female Moral Reform Society”
Tasteful DomesticitySarah WaldenTasteful Domesticity demonstrates how women marginalized by gender, race, ethnicity, and class used the cookbook as a rhetorical space in which to conduct public discussions of taste and domesticity.
To Beijing and BeyondJanice AuthDocuments the 1995 UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Forty-three essays by men and women who attended the conference tell of their experiences and how they’ve applied what they learned at home.

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Writing on the MoveRebecca Lorimer LeonardLorimer Leonard shows how multilingual migrant women both succeed and struggle in their writing contexts. Based on a qualitative study of everyday multilingual writers in the United States, she shows how migrants’ literacies are revalued because they move with writers among their different languages and around the world. The book details the complicated reality of multilingual literacy, which is lived at the nexus of prejudice, prestige, and power.

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