'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.' A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world. One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ...Show more
Many of us have exercised in a gym; many more of us intend, at some point, to join one. Some work out at the gym with the regularity and zeal once reserved for attending religious services. It is seen as an emblem of modernity, yet the gym's origins date back 2,800 years to the beginnings of Western civ ...Show more
The challenge of retelling five hundred years of American history in a single volume has been so daunting that hardly any historian has attempted it in decades. When Jill Lepore's New York Times best-selling These Truths appeared in 2018, critics quickly hailed it as a classic--appealing not only to ac ...Show more
Category: History | Reading Level: 4 Non Fiction
Women must quit their jobs when they marry. They are barred from trade unions and universities. Their husbands can legally rape them. And they are not allowed to vote. This could be the reality in Australia today — if it weren’t for the many women who, over more than a century of activism, f ...Show more
This essential work of American civil rights history "chronicles one of the worst outrages against gay people in modern America, and it does so with fantastic vividness" (Andrew Solomon, author of "The Noonday Demon").
Winner of Lambda Literary's Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ WritersNamed a Best Book of the Year by Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal and Shelf Awareness An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans' subter ...Show more
Covering American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today, Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapters cover the transsexual and transvestite communities in the ye ...Show more
Category: Biography / Memoir
With a New Afterword by the Author In this fascinating, personal journey through history, Leslie Feinberg uncovers persuasive evidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundaries of gender. Transgender Warriors is an eye-opening jaunt through the history of gender expression ...Show more
Boyd McDonald (1925-1993) had the makings of a successful life in the 1950s—an education at Harvard, a job at Time/Life—but things didn’t turn out as planned. After 20 years of resentful conformity and desperate alcoholism, McDonald dried out, pawned all of his suits, and went on welfa ...Show more
The incredible stories of how trans men assimilated into mainstream communities in the late 1800s. In 1883, Frank Dubois gained national attention for his life in Waupun, Wisconsin. There he was known as a hard-working man, married to a young woman named Gertrude Fuller. What drew national attention to ...Show more
Skidmore presents the incredible stories of how trans men assimilated into mainstream communities in the late 1800s. Winner, 2018 U.S. History PROSE Award.
A personal and human account of real life in the Soviet Union from before WWII to the fall of the iron curtain