Women's History For Beginners
Publication Date: February 14, 2012
Enter your zip code below to find indies closest to you.
History books have either blurred, glossed, or omitted many events and people throughout history involving women and their roles in furthering the progression of the world's cultures. What is women's history? Is it the history of sex or gender? Is it scholarly history, or a feminist viewpoint? Is it the story of queens? Witches? Housewives? Rosie the Riveter? Why would one need to study the world from such a perspective? If women contribute so much, why didn't we learn about them in our early school years? Women's History For Beginners will demystify these very questions and set the record straight.
Bonnie J. Morris, Ph.D. is a scholar, teacher, writer, and performer. She has written seven books including Revenge of the Women's Studies Professor (Indiana Univ. Pres) and Girl Reel (Coffee House Press). She lives in Washington, D.C. and is an adjunct assistant professor of women's studies at both George Washington University and Georgetown University. Ms. Morris has been a reader for the U.S. History AP Exam (College Board Educational Testing Service) since 2000, and is on the Board of Mothertongue, D.C's spoken-word stage for women writers and poets. The author lives in Washington, DC.