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Women and gender studies: History

This page is a brief guide to reference sources for women & gender studies held by the British Library. It is a select list only, concentrating on bibliographies, biographies, and other finding aids. Much relevant material will also be found in our online catalogues. Items marked by an asterisk are not on open access. 

Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine

'Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine' 1860, Cup 702.e.2



*Barrington, Clare. Irish women in England, an annotated bibliography, which brings together comprehensive listings of research and publications on the lives of Irish women in England since the famine. Dublin: Women's Education Research and Resource Centre, University College Dublin. 1997.
*Broomhall, Susan. Women and the book trade in sixteenth-century France. Aldershot, Ashgate, 2002
*Caine, B. English Feminism 1780-1980. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
*Dade, Elva. 'And the women should not weep', a family history of five generations in Australia, women pioneers, 1828-1934. [Australia] E. Dade, 1993, 1994
*Daniels, Kay. Convict women. 19th century history of convict women in Australia.
St. Leonards, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin, 1998
Echols, Anne. (et al.) An index of medieval women. New York,: Weiner; Oxford: Berg, 1992.
Engel, Barbara Alpern. Women in Russia,1700-2000. The book provides a chronological narrative of women's experiences from the eighteenth century to the present.Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004
Frey, Linda. (et al.) Women in Western European history, a select chronological, geographical, and topical bibliography from antiquity to the French Revolution, includes index. Brighton: Harvester, 1982.
Frey, Linda, (et al.) Women in Western European history, a select chronological, geographical, and topical bibliography, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood, 1984.
Frey, Linda. Women in Western European history, a select chronological, geographical, and topical bibliography. First supplement compiled and edited by Linda Frey and Joanne Schneider. New York; London: Greenwood, 1986.
French, M. From Eve to Dawn: a history of women in the world. Vol. 4, Revolutions and the struggles for justice in the 20th century New York: Feminist Press, 2008
French, Marilyn. From Eve to Dawn:a history of women. 3 vols. Vol. 1.Origins...v, 2 The masculine mystique... v. 3 infernos and paradises.Toronto: McArthur, 2002-2003.
*Halbersleben, Karen I. Women's participation in the British antislavery movement, 1824-1865.
Lewiston, Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 1993
Hannam, June. British Women's History, a bibliographical guide, compiled by June Hannam, Anne Hughes, and Pauline Stafford. includes index. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996.
*Hannam, June. Socialist women, Britain, 1880s to 1920s.
New York: Routledge, 2001
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*History of women, intended to document the activities of women up to 1920, the collection comprises monographs, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts and selected photographs taken chiefly from the Sophia Smith collection at Smith College and the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College, augmented from the New York and Boston Public libraries, among others. Woodbridge, 1993. 995 reels
Mic.B.955/ [reel number]
There is an index to the microfilm collection, in the Rare books Reading Room
Hufton, Olwen H. The Prospect before her, a history of women in western Europe. Vol. 1 1500-1800. London: Harper Collins, 1995.
HLR305. 409
Israel, Betsy. Bachelor girl, the secret history of single women in the twentieth century. London: Aurum, 2003, c2002
Kanner, Barbara. (ed.) The women of England, from Anglo-Saxon times to the present, interpretative bibliographical essays. Edited with, and introduction by, Barbara Kanner. London: Mansell Information Publishing, 1980.
*Kumar, Radha. The history of doing, an illustrated account of movements for women's rights and feminism in India, 1800-1990. London: Verso, 1993
*Luddy, Maria. Women in Ireland, 1800-1918, a documentary history. Cork: Cork University, 1995
Olsen, Kirstin. Chronology of women's history. Includes index.
Westport, Conn.; London: Greenwood Press. 1994.
Pantel, Pauline Schmitt. (ed.) Storia delle donne in Occidente, (English). A history of women in the West, Vol. 1., from ancient goddesses to Christian saints. Arthur Goldhammer, translator. Cambridge, Mass.; London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1992-
*Pugh, Martin. Women and the women's movement in Britain 1914-1959.
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992.
*Quaker women: personal life, memory and radicalism in the lives of women friends, 1780-1930. Sandra Stanley Holton. London: Routledge,2007
*Robinson, Jane. Angels of Albion, women of the Indian mutiny. London: Viking, 1996
*Shaw, Marion. (ed.) An introduction to women's writing, from the middle ages to the present day. London: Prentice Hall, 1998.
YC.1997. b. 5665
Trager, James. The Women's chronology, a year by year record, from pre-history to the present. Includes index. London: Aurum; 1994.
Women's organisations in the United Kingdom 1997/98. A directory, (updated yearly) London: published by London's Women's National Commission, 1998. Latest issue only.
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