Women

Gendered Crossings

Women and Migration in the Spanish Empire
By Allyson M. Poska

Gendered Crossings brings to life the diverse settings of the Iberian Atlantic and the transformations in the peasants’ gendered experiences as they moved around the Spanish Empire.

The Quotable Amelia Earhart

Edited by Michele Wehrwein Albion

This definitive resource provides a concise, documented collection of Earhart’s quotations so that her words, as well as her achievements, may inspire a new generation.

Huichol Women, Weavers, and Shamans

By Stacy B. Schaefer

“A beautiful ethnographic work. Schaefer deftly relates mythology, cosmology, family life, and economics within the spiritual practice and mechanics of weaving. There is clearly a preservation ethos underlying Schaefer’s work, yet her depiction is not mournful, it is celebratory.”—Ethnohistory

Of Love and Other Passions

Elites, Politics, and Family in Bogotá, Colombia, 1778–1870
By Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas

In Of Love and Other Passions Guiomar Dueñas-Vargas delves into the world of emotions among the bourgeois elite in Bogotá from the end of the colonial period to 1870.

The Women's National Indian Association

A History
Edited by Valerie Sherer Mathes

Mathes’s edited volume, the first book to address the history of the WNIA, comprises essays by eight authors on the work of this important reform group.

Women Drug Traffickers

Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime
By Elaine Carey

“The first full-length study of female drug traffickers. The lives of these women are fascinating and skillfully analyzed by the author. The book will be pleasurable reading to general readers and specialists alike.”—Howard Campbell, author of Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez

Massacre of the Dreamers

Essays on Xicanisma
20th Anniversary Updated Edition
By Ana Castillo

This new edition of an immensely influential book gives voice to Mexic Amerindian women silenced for hundreds of years by the dual censorship of being female and indigenous.

Capturing the Women's Army Corps

The World War II Photographs of Captain Charlotte T. McGraw
By Françoise Barnes BonnellRonald Kevin Bullis

The photographs taken by Charlotte T. McGraw, the official Women’s Army Corps photographer during World War II, offer the single most comprehensive visual record of the approximately 140,000 women who served in the U.S. Army during the war.

In the Shadow of Billy the Kid

Susan McSween and the Lincoln County War
By Kathleen P. Chamberlain

The Lincoln County War catapulted Susan McSween and a young cowboy named Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, into the history books. As a woman in a man’s story, Susan McSween has been all but ignored. This is the first book to place her in a larger context.

Like a Bride and Like a Mother

By Rosa Nissán
Translated by Dick Gerdes

Two powerful autobiographical novels of being a Jewish woman in Mexico, dealing with her parents' dictates, and her husband's and family's expectations. The only constant in her life is a need to find her own way.

Pages