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New & Featured Books for March 2024

The Library is excited to feature a selection of books that have been recently added to the collection. All items are available to be checked out. March is Women’s History Month. This list spotlights books that examine and celebrate women and women’s experience, both contemporary and historical, across different disciplines.

Each month we will feature a different selection of new books. Check back in April for more new titles!

Featured New Books for March 2024

Blanchard, Alexandra, and Alex Howlett. Wander Women : Tales of Transgression in a Bordered World. Hurst & Company, 2022.

Available , Display Bookshelf ; JC323 .B53 2022

“A thoughtful, intimate yet political exploration of women’s free and unfree movement, sharing stories from refugees, disability activists and more.” - Hurst Publishers

Colberg, Jörg, et al. What They Saw : Historical Photobooks by Women, 1843-1999. Edited by Russet Lederman and Olga Yatskevich, Translated by Frédérique Destribats and Kelly Midori McCormick, First edition., 10x10 Photobooks, Inc., 2021.

Available , Main Stacks ; TR139 .W53 2021

“Presenting a diverse geographic and ethnic selection, the What They Saw anthology interprets historical photobooks by women in the broadest sense possible: classic bound books, portfolios, personal albums, unpublished books, zines and scrapbooks.” – 10x10 Photobooks

Crawford, Bridget J., and Emily Gold Waldman. Menstruation Matters : Challenging the Law’s Silence on Periods. New York University Press, 2022.

Available , Display Bookshelf ; KF478 .C739 2022

“Explores the burgeoning menstrual advocacy movement and analyzes how law should evolve to take menstruation into account.” - NYU Press

Delap, Lucy. Feminisms : A Global History. The University of Chicago Press, 2020.

Available , Display Bookshelf ; HQ1121 .D45 2020

“In Feminisms: A Global History, historian Lucy Delap provides an engaging and innovative account of the global history of feminism, analyzing the progressive redefinition of feminism and its connection to various historical developments all around the world. … [T] his book offers a whole new perspective on the evolution of feminist movements globally, contesting the traditional simplistic ‘feminist waves’ narrative as well as the scanty perception of feminism as one united movement.” - Review by Kristina Šůsová in Czech Journal of International Relations

Fraser, Rebecca J. Black Female Intellectuals in Nineteenth Century America : Born to Bloom Unseen? Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.

Available , Display Bookshelf ; E185.89.I56 F737 2023

“In Black Female Intellectuals in Nineteenth Century America, Born to Bloom Unseen?, Rebecca J. Fraser uncovers the lives and multi-faceted activism of black women from the ante-bellum era through Reconstruction. The black women included in the volume were at the vanguard of the creation of black intellectual thought through the work they produced as abolitionists, women’s rights advocates, proponents or opponents to repatriation schemes, educators, journalists, essayists, artists.” - Review by Fatma Ramdani in Women’s History Review

Friedman, Elisabeth J., editor. Seeking Rights from the Left : Gender, Sexuality, and the Latin American Pink Tide. Duke University Press, 2019.

Available , Display Bookshelf ; HQ1236.5.L37 S44 2019

Seeking Rights from the Left offers a unique comparative assessment of left-leaning Latin American governments by examining their engagement with feminist, women’s, and LGBT movements and issues” - Duke University Press

Napoli, Lisa. Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR. Abrams, Inc, 2021.


A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR.” - Abrams

Saar, Betye, et al. Betye Saar : Heart of a Wanderer. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 2023.

Available , Oversize Stacks ; Oversize N6537.S2 A4 2023

“Betye Saar is an artist whose assemblages tell visual stories and convey political messages. A figure of the Black Arts Movement in the 1970s, she works with found objects, many of which she gathers on her travels to explore themes like symbolic mysticism, feminism, racism, and Eurocentric chauvinism. Betye Saar: Heart of a Wanderer examines Saar’s creative process, her trips around the world, and the ways in which her artworks engage with global histories of travel and forced migration. ” - Princeton University Press

Siltanen, Janet., and Michelle. Stanworth. Women and the Public Sphere : A Critique of Sociology and Politics. Routledge, 2022.

Available , Main Stacks ; HQ1236 .W637 2022

“First published in 1984, Women and the Public Sphere is a collection of essays which challenges the argument that a woman’s sphere is private with relation to politics and shows it to be profoundly mistaken. The authors demonstrate how all the traditions of political analysis have failed to take into account women’s capacity for political action and thought and argue for a reconstruction of political analysis which recognizes the importance of gender.” - Routledge