Category Archives: women’s history

Author of Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow, Tyrone McKinley Freeman, answers questions about his inspirations, motivations and what he wants readers to know about his book. Q: Why did you decide to write … Continue reading

Author, Sara E. Lampert, of Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850 answers questions about her purpose for writing, book influences, and discoveries about entertainers for her book. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I have … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce Homeland Maternity: US Security Culture and the New Reproductive Regime by Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz is the winner of the National Communication Association’s (NCA) James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and … Continue reading

September’s free e-book is here! We’re giving away To Turn The Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism edited by Keisha N. Blain and Tiffany M. Gill with contributions by Nicole Anae, Keisha N. Blain, Brandon R. Byrd, Stephanie Beck … Continue reading

To celebrate the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment and Women’s Equality Day on August 26, we’re offering a 50% discount on all women’s suffrage books! Use Promo Code 100vote on any of the titles listed below to receive the discount. … Continue reading

Through their unique and often challenging life experiences, the women showcased in this roundup have shaped various musical genres during their time and generations to come. From performance, to music education and beyond, these women’s works present philosophy and calls … Continue reading

August’s free e-book is here! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, we are giving away copies of 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Compiled by Dawn Durante, this anthology includes essential scholarship on the women’s … Continue reading

July’s free ebook is here! For this entire month we are giving away Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith … Continue reading

Simidele Dosekun, author of Fashioning Postfeminism: Spectacular Femininity and Transnational Culture, answers questions about feminist influences, discoveries in Lagos, and what she wants readers to learn. Q: Why did you decide to write this book? I moved back home to … Continue reading

Welcome to our Big Berks 2020 Virtual Exhibit! Even though we might not be able to visit with you in person, you can still step inside our virtual booth and take a look around! And you can still stock up … Continue reading