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Women's Review of Books Volume 34, Issue 6


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November/December 2017

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The Theater of Paternalism Ties That Bound: Founding First Ladies and Slaves By Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Reviewed by Martha Saxton

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“Coeds” Come to the Ivy League “Keep The Damned Women Out”: The Struggle for Coeducation By Nancy Weiss Malkiel
Reviewed by Susan McGee Bailey

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Retrieving the History of the Gay & Lesbian Left Lavender and Red: Liberation and Solidarity in the Gay and Lesbian Left By Emily K. Hobson
Reviewed by Margaret Cerullo

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Their Own Wars The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II By Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Reviewed by Beth Holmgren

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The Most Important Event Nobody Knows About Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values that Polarized American Politics By Marjorie J. Spruill
Reviewed by Ruth Rosen

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Neither Fish, nor Peacocks, nor Elephant Seals Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science and Society
By Cordelia Fine
Reviewed by J. Goodrich

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Women2drive Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening By Manal al-Sharif
Reviewed by Persis Karim

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Field Notes Artists Together
By Robin Becker

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Poetry By Mary Meriam

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The Genius Octavia Butler Octavia E. Butler By Gerry Canavan
Reviewed by Nisi Shawl

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I am a Writer. Am I a Writer? The Invention of Angela Carter By Edmund Gordon
Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan

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Is Law the Solution or the Problem? Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court Edited by Kathryn M. Stanchi, Linda L. Berger, and Bridget J. Crawford
Reviewed by Sandra F. VanBurkleo

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Healing History Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 By MK Czerwiec
Reviewed by Ajuan Mance

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Is Transformation Possible? Abandon Me: Memoirs By Melissa Febos; Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life By Yiyun Li
Reviewed by Rebecca Hussey

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