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Giveaways in Honor of Women’s History Month

March 3, 2015

Giveaways in Honor of Women’s History Month

I am in the middle of a major thinning of my books and want to give some of them away FREE to anyone who is interested in them. First come, first served.  Some help with postage would be welcome, but not required.

I have sorted the books loosely into general books in Women’s Studies, Literature by Women, Feminist Literary Criticism, and U.S. Women’s History. I put autobiographical writings under literature.  In the past as now, my interest has been in the variety of women’s experiences. Many of the books in each of the categories are by or about African American, Native American and Hispanic women. Some of them are recent and others are classics from the 1970s and 1980s.

In addition to these books, I have some excellent anthologies designed for Women’s Studies and US Women’s History classes. These include a range of articles that have shaped both those fields. And I have early publications of Signs and other Women’s Studies journals.

If you are interested in some of the books, please leave a comment or email me with your address.  I would be glad to give you more information about particular books if you have questions.

X means that a book has some underlining

Women Studies

To Write Like a Woman, Joanna Russ

Feminist Scholarship, Ellen Dubois

Learning Our Way, ed. Charlotte Bunch

Theories of Women’s Studies, Gloria Bowles

The Politics of Women’s Spirituality, Charlene Spretnak

The Radical Future of Liberal Feminism, Zillah Eisenstein

X My Name is Chellis & I’m in Recovery from Western Civilization,” Chellis Glendinning

Women, Race and Class, Angela Davis

Sexual Politics, Kate Millet

Backlash, Susan Faludi

Headed Nowhere in a navy Blue Suit, Sue Kedgley

Feminism in Our Time, Miriam Schiner.

Modern Feminist Thought, Imelda Whelehan.

The Feminist Papers, ed. by Alice Rossi

Sisterhood is Powerful, Robin Morgan

Reclaiming a Conversation, Jane Roland Martin

The Mismeasurement of Women, Carol Travis

X The Dialectic of Sex, Shulamith

Modern Feminisms: Political, Literary, Cultural, by Maggie Humm

A Passion for Friends, Janice Raymond.

Women as a Force in History, Mary Beard

X Feminism and Materialism, Annette Kohn

Methodist Women: A Guide to the Literature, Kenneth Rowe

X Going Too Far, Robin Morgan

XCapitalist Patriarchy and the Case for Socialist Feminism, Zillah Eisenstein

Contemporary Feminist Thought, Helen Eisnstein

The Courage to Question: Women’s Studies. AAUW report

Blaze a Fire, Nesha Haniff [Caribbean Women]

Feminist Research Methods in Social Research, Shulamit Reinharz

From a Broken Web, Catherine Keller

The Long Journey Home: Revisioning the Myth of Demeter and Persephone, Christine Downing

Dance of the Spirit, Maria Harris [Women’s Spirituality]

In Her Image, Kathie Carlson

To Be a Woman, ed. by Connie Zweig

Feminist Generations, Nancy Whittier

Listen Up, Barbara Findler

Language, Gender and Professional Writing, Fracine Frank

“I Hate Feminists,” Melissa Blais [Killing in Montreal in 1989]



Portrait in Sepia, Isabel Allende

So Far From God, Ana Castillo

Undersong, Audre Lorde

Spoken in Darkness: A Small-town Murder, Ann Imbrie

A Daughter’s Geography, Ntozake Shange

Riding the Moon in Texas, Ntozake Shange

I am a Woman and a Jew, Leah Morton

Daughter of the Earth, Agnes Smedley

The Book of the City of Ladies, Christine de Pizan

Minor Characters, Joyce Johnson

X On Being Told…, Tess Schlesinger

The Unpossessed, Tess Schlesinger

The Mamie Papers, ed. by Ruth Rosen

Woman Carved by the Sun, [poems]

The Ways of the Grandmothers, Beverly Hungry Wolf

Spider Woman’s Granddaughters, ed. By Paula Gunn Allen

Cogewea, Morning Dove

Mountain Wolf Woman, ed. by Nancy Lurie

The Promised Land, Mary Antin

The Silent Partner, Elizabeth Phelps

Give Us Each Day, Alice Dunbar-Nelson

The Memphis Dairy, Ida B. Wells

The Journal of Charlotte L. Forton

Teacher of the Freedmen, Sarah Jane Foster

Our Nig. Harriet Wilson



Seduction and Betrayal, Elizabeth Hardwick

Sturdy Black Bridges, [Black women in literature]

Writing and Sexual Difference, Elizabeth Abel

Sister’s Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women’s Writing

Images of Women in Literature, Mary Anne Ferguson

The Female Malady, Elaine Showalter

Women’s Liberation and Literature, Elaine Showalter


Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South, Deborah Gray White

Out of the Shadows: Mexican Women in Twentieth-Century America, Vicki Ruiz

Women on the US-Mexico Border, ed.  Vicki Ruiz

Changing Woman: A History of Racial Ethnic Women in Modern America, Karen Anderson

Apache Mothers and Daughters, Ruth McDonald Boyer

Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, Lillian Faderman

Women and Religion in America, Rosemary Reuther [19th century]

Women in the Civil Rights movements, ed. Vicki Crawford

13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 3, 2015 2:13 pm

    That’s not just thinning, that’s wholesale clearance!

  2. March 3, 2015 4:56 pm

    Gosh, even if it only costs you $5 to post each book, that’s going to cost you a fortune. What’s brought this on, if I may ask? Are you moving house?

  3. March 5, 2015 3:43 pm

    Just a tip, mail all of your packages “media mail.” Media mail packages mail at a reduced price.

  4. Amanda permalink
    March 8, 2015 5:34 pm

    I’d be interested in Cogewea, Spider Women’s Granddaughters and/or The Book of the City of Ladies. This is very generous of you.

    • March 9, 2015 9:11 am

      Great. I can send all three. I will need an address for you. Postage will be about 5$ if you are in the US. If you are not in the US, I will need some help on the postage.

      • Amanda permalink
        March 10, 2015 5:26 pm

        I didn’t see a way to email you. Can you email me and I can respond with my address to that?


  5. March 9, 2015 9:35 am

    Yes, we will be moving this summer. We love the solitude and pink rock cliffs, but my husband is retiring and we need to be where medical care is available. “Downsizing” is part of that.

    Kind of you to worry about my postage costs. I don’t think they will destroy me. I can mail 3 books for about $5 in the US. Others will have to contribute to foreign shipping costs. I doubt that I will have many takers. My ultimate plan is to give them to an online used book like Better World Books. I just wanted to make them available to people who share my concerns.

    • March 9, 2015 5:05 pm

      So you are starting a new chapter in your lives. I have just retired and although things have not worked out quite as I planned, I am enjoying living a different kind of life.
      I hope you find somewhere lovely to live, with a simpatico community and something beautiful to see every day even if it’s just your own garden.

      • March 11, 2015 11:44 am

        Thanks for your kind words. Glad you are doing well even if not what you expected. Did you stay in the same place or was a move involved? It all seems rather scary right now to uproot and shed our belongings.

      • March 11, 2015 8:03 pm

        What was unexpected was that I had planned to sign up for various pursuits long deferred because of work (i.e. resurrecting my French in conversation classes, attending art education events through the Gallery Society to improve my knowledge of art &c.) but I have had to put all of that to one side because of family commitments interstate. I always knew that the old age of my parents was going to be difficult but I had not predicted just how difficult it would be when it appears to others that I now have plenty of spare time and no commitments. I am struggling with how to reconcile being a ‘good’ daughter with my own needs, you know, it’s the old feminist conundrum, what is the difference between being self-actualising and selfish…

  6. March 15, 2015 3:51 pm

    Yes, Lisa. All too common an assumption. What would want to do–or justify doing besides caring for others. I hope you have managed to create some space for yourself.

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