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August 8, 2007

Selected New Books: August 8, 2007

Creating Gender: The Sexual Politics of Welfare Policy
DBW stack HV95.J65 2007

Cathy Marie Johnson, Georgia Duerst-Lahti, Noelle H. Norton
- the three authors represent expertise in the fields of gender theoyr, social policy, legislative behaviour and political ideology
- raises questions about feminist input into the welfare policy, specifically the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act [PRWORA]

Feminism and the Periodical Press, 1900-1918
DBW Stack HQ 1597.F46 2006 v. 1-3

- collection of facsimile reproductions of a wide range of suffrage and organizationally based periodicals of primary document
- excerpts form British, American and Canadian periodicals in English
- grouped thematically within each volume
- includes writings of many prominent early feminists (e.g Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Christabel Pankhurst and Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

August 2, 2007

A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference

DBW Reference HQ1410.H58 2004 v. 1-4

- begins with introductory essays covering topics such as "Women in the Settlement of the West", "Women in World War II" and the History of American Feminism
- includes a chronology, a compendium of historical documents and tables of statistics regarding women's status in society
- for each state there is a map and an essay providing background information about the state and the impact of women on its development
- following that there are brief biographies of prominent women from the state
- a general bibliography and a comprehensive index are also included.