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Books Books 21 - 30 of about 48 related to No Idle Hands: The Social History of American Knitting.   

Frontier Women: "Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

Julie Jeffrey - History - 1998 - 278 pages
Chronicles the physical, social, and economic hardships endured by nineteenth-century frontier women, and highlights their contributions to the settling of the West
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First Generations: Women in Colonial America

Carol Berkin - History - 1997 - 256 pages
Biographical sketches and collective portraits reconstruct the experiences of Native American, European, and African women of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America
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England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

Kate Williams - History - 2009 - 432 pages
She was the most famous woman in England–the beautiful model for society painters Joshua Reynolds and George Romney, an icon of fashion, the wife of an ambassador, and the ...
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Daughters of Ireland: The Rebellious Kingsborough Sisters and the Making of ...

Janet Todd - History - 2007 - 368 pages
They were known as the Ascendancy, the dashing aristocratic elite that controlled Irish politics and society at the end of the eighteenth century—and at their pinnacle stood ...
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Doomed Queens: Royal Women Who Met Bad Ends, From Cleopatra to Princess Di

Kris Waldherr - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 176 pages
Illicit love, madness, betrayal--it isn’t always good to be the queen Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Mary, Queen of Scots. What did they have in common? For a while they ...
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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 320 pages
From admired historian—and coiner of one of feminism's most popular slogans—Laurel Thatcher Ulrich comes an exploration of what it means for women to make history. In 1976 ...
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Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Leslie T. Chang - Social Science - 2008 - 448 pages
An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has 130 million migrant ...
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Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America

Martha Saxton - History - 2004 - 400 pages
A pathbreaking new study of women and morality How do people decide what is "good" and what is "bad"? How does a society set moral guidelines -- and what happens when the ...
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Modernizing Tradition: Gender and Consumerism in Interwar France and Germany

Adam C. Stanley - Business & Economics - 2008 - 280 pages
In the turbulent decades after World War I, both France and Germany sought to return to an idealized, prewar past. Many people believed they could recapture a sense of order ...
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