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The History E-Book Project: A Bibliography of Women's History Titles

Sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the History E-Book Project provides access to the full content of "valuable, time-tested books, regularly consulted by scholars and advanced students." The initial release includes 500 titles, with 250 added annually. This bibliography lists women's history titles in the initial release. See the Title List ( for more information about current and forthcoming titles.

American History

Bardaglio, Peter W. Reconstructing the Household: Families, Sex, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South (1995).

Dublin, Thomas. Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell Massachusetts, 1826-1860, Second Edition (1981).

Faust, Drew Gilpin. Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (1996).

Gelles, Edith B. Portia: The World of Abigail Adams (1992).

Gordon, Linda. Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence: Boston, 1880-1960 (1988).

------. The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction (1999).

Grossberg, Michael. Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (1985).

Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, et al. Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World (1987).

Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks. Righteous Discontent: The Womenms Movement in the Black Baptist Church, 1880-1920 (1993).

Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. Abiding Courage: African American Migrant Women and the East Bay Community (1996).

Norton, Mary Beth. Liberty's Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800 with a New Preface (1996).

Zagarri, Rosemarie. A Woman's Dilemma: Mercy Otis Warren and the American Revolution (1995).

European History

Brown, Peter Robert. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1990).

Brundage, James A. Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe (1987).

De Grazia, Victoria. How Fascism Ruled Women: Italy, 1922-1945 (1991).

Dixon, Suzanne. The Roman Family (1992).

Downs, Laura Lee. Manufacturing Inequality: Gender Division in the French and British Metalworking Industries, 1914-1939 (1995).

Dronke, Peter. Women Writers of the Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua (+203) to Marguerite Porete (+1310). 1984.

Duby, Georges. Medieval Marriage: Two Models from Twelfth-Century France. 1978.

Ginzburg, Carlo L. Ecstasies : deciphering the witches' Sabbath (1991).

Goetz, Hans-Werner. Life in the Middle Ages : from the seventh to the thirteenth century (1993).

Guest, Ivor. Ballet in Leicester Square: The Alhambra and the Empire 1860-1915 (1992).

Harrison, Brian. Drink and the Victorians: The Temperance Question in England 1815-1872 Second Edition (1994).

Holum, Kenneth G. Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity. 1982.

Howell, Martha C. Women, Production and Patriarchy in Late Medieval Cities (1986).

Hunt, Margaret R. The Middling Sort: Commerce, Gender, and the Family in England, 1680-1780 (1996).

Johnson, Penelope D. Equal in Monastic Profession: Religious Women in Medieval France (1991).

Nettl, J. P. Rosa Luxemburg (1966).

Nicholas, David. The Domestic Life of a Medieval City: Women, Children and the Family in Fourteenth-Century Ghent (1985).

Notestein, Wallace. A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718. (1965).

Otis, Leah Lydia. Prostitution in Medieval Society: The History of an Urban Institution in Languedoc (1985).

Pedersen, Susan. Family, Dependence, and the Origins of the Welfare State: Britain and France, 1914-1945. (1993).

Riddle, John M. Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance. 1992.

Roberts, Mary Louise. Civilization Without Sexes: Reconstructing Gender in Postwar France, 1917-1927. (1994).

Shteir, Ann B. Cultivating Women, Cultivating Science: Flora's Daughters and Botany in England, 1760-1860 (1996).


Goitein, S. D. A Mediterranean Society: The Jewish Communities of the Arab World as Portrayed in the Documents of the Cairo Geniza. 6 vols. (1967-93).

Musallam, B. F. Sex and society in Islam: Birth control before the nineteenth century (1983).