The Challenge of Feminist Biography
Writing the Lives of Modern American Women
Awards and Recognition:
Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award, 1993.
This pathbreaking anthology is an illuminating look at the lives of ten influential twentieth-century American women and at the challenges experienced by the women who have written about them. Exploring the frequently complicated dialogue between writer and subject, the contributors uncover tools appropriate to writing women's biography and reveal, in often riveting accounts, how feminist scholarship led them to approach women's lives in unconventional ways.
"This wonderful collection demonstrates the significance of women's biography as a central part of feminist scholarship. The feminist biographer inserts a second life into a biography, her own, giving us yet another layer of depth and insight."
- Ann J. Lane, author of To "Herland" and Beyond: The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Race, Myth, and the Courts
Dawn Rae Flood
What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?
Jane M. Gaines
Women and Documentary Film
Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence
Emily L. Thuma
How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice
The Temperance Battle in Minnesota
Sabine N. Meyer
US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime
Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love
Edited by Gary L. Lemons
Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland
Erin M. Kempker
vol. 3: Creating Hull-House and an International Presence, 1889-1900
Jane Addams Edited by Mary Lynn McCree Bryan, Maree de Angury, and Ellen Skerrett
The Origins of White Privilege in Modern America
Erika K. Jackson
Black Women and Internationalism
Edited by Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany M. Gill
Liberal Arts and Music in Female Seminaries
Jewel A. Smith
Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians
Edited by Julie A. Gallagher and Barbara Winslow
White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"