The Library Online Catalog enables you to locate books (print and electronic) in the JSCC Library.
If you need a book that the Jackson State Community College Library doesn't own, please contact Scott Cohen at 731-424-3520 ext. 52615 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide him with the author, title, date of publication and publisher.
The Library will then ask another library to loan us the book. We use the Online College Library Center to connect us to most academic libraries in the country.
It takes about two weeks for a book to be sent here from another library.
The books listed are a representative sample of our available print books relating to women's history. Additional print books can be found by searching the library catalog.
Against White Feminism by Rafia Zakaria
Call Number: HQ1155 .Z35 2021
Publication Date: 2021
A radically inclusive, intersectional, and transnational approach to the fight for women's rights. Elite white women have branded feminism, promising an apolitical individual empowerment along with sexual liberation and satisfaction, LGBTQ inclusion, and racial solidarity. As Rafia Zakaria expertly argues, those promises have been proven empty and white feminists have leant on their racial privilege and sense of cultural superiority. Drawing on her own experiences as an American Muslim woman, as well as an attorney working on behalf of immigrant women, Zakaria champions a reconstruction of feminism that forges true solidarity by bringing Black and brown voices and goals to the fore.
The Century of Women: How Women Have Transformed the World Since 1900 by Maria Bucur
Call Number: HQ1154 .B8443 2018
Publication Date: 2018
This innovative text explores the unprecedented changes in the realms of politics, demography, economics, culture, knowledge, and kinship that women have brought about in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Global in reach, the book provides a comparative analysis of developments worldwide to show both progress as well as new tensions and forms of inequality that have emerged out of women’s entry into politics, wage employment, education, and the production of culture.
The Essential Feminist Reader by Estelle Freedman (Editor)
Call Number: HQ1154 .E77 2007
Publication Date: 2007
The Essential Feminist Reader is the first anthology to present the full scope of feminist history. Prizewinning historian Estelle B. Freedman brings decades of teaching experience and scholarship to her selections, which span more than five centuries. Moving beyond standard texts by English and American thinkers, this collection features primary source material from around the globe, including short works of fiction and drama, political manifestos, and the work of less well-known writers.
Feminism Is for Everybody by bell hooks
Call Number: HQ1190 .H67 2015
Publication Date: 2014
In engaging and provocative style, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice. hooks applies her critical analysis to the most contentious and challenging issues facing feminists today, including reproductive rights, violence, race, class, and work.
Girl Gurl Grrrl: On Womanhood and Belonging in the Age of Black Girl Magic by Kenya Hunt
Call Number: HQ1163 .H86 2020
Publication Date: 2020
An American journalist who has been living and working in London for a decade, Kenya Hunt has made a career of distilling moments, movements, and cultural moods into words. Her work takes the difficult and the indefinable and makes it accessible; it is razor sharp cultural observation threaded through evocative and relatable stories. Girl Gurl Grrrl both illuminates our current cultural moment and transcends it. Hunt captures the zeitgeist while also creating a timeless celebration of womanhood, of blackness, and the possibilities they both contain. She blends the popular and the personal, the frivolous and the momentous in a collection that truly reflects what it is to be living and thriving as a black woman today.
Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister
Call Number: HQ1421 .T73 2018
Publication Date: 2018
In Good and Mad, Traister tracks the history of female anger as political fuel—from suffragettes marching on the White House to office workers vacating their buildings after Clarence Thomas was confirmed to the Supreme Court. Traister explores women’s anger at both men and other women; anger between ideological allies and foes; the varied ways anger is received based on who’s expressing it; and the way women’s collective fury has become transformative political fuel. She deconstructs society’s (and the media’s) condemnation of female emotion (especially rage) and the impact of their resulting repercussions.
Tennessee Women of Vision and Courage by Charlotte Crawford (Editor); Ruth Johnson Smiley (Editor)
Tennessee women fight for their right to vote, compulsory education for children, racial justice, and equal opportunities. Their pioneering spirit, vision, and courage enable them to overcome hardship and adversity to blaze a trail for other women. Ranging from pioneers to twentieth century activists, their stories inspire women and girls of today. These accounts of historic Tennessee women, written by contemporary Tennessee women, vividly reflect events in Tennessee history.
Through Women's Eyes: An American History with Documents by Ellen Carol DuBois; Lynn Dumenil
Call Number: HQ1410 .D83 2012
Publication Date: 2012
Through Women’s Eyes: An American History with Documents was the first text to present a narrative of U.S. women’s history within the context of the central developments of the United States and to combine this core narrative with written and visual primary sources in each chapter. The authors’ commitment to highlighting the best and most current scholarship, along with their focus on women from a broad range of ethnicities, classes, religions, and regions, has helped students really understand U.S. history Through Women’s Eyes.
Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women who Fought for the Right to Vote by Susan Ware
Call Number: JK1896 .W37 2019
Publication Date: 2019
For far too long, the history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native-born. But Susan Ware uncovered a much broader and more diverse story waiting to be told. Why They Marched is a tribute to the many women who worked tirelessly in communities across the nation, out of the spotlight, protesting, petitioning, and insisting on their right to full citizenship. Ware tells her story through the lives of nineteen activists, most of whom have long been overlooked.
Women Warriors: An Unexpected History by Pamela D. Toler
Call Number: UB416 .T65 2019
Publication Date: 2019
The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly—Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women, it turns out, have always gone to war. In this fascinating and lively world history, Pamela Toler not only introduces us to women who took up arms, she also shows why they did it and what happened when they stepped out of their traditional female roles to take on other identities. These are the stories of women who fought because they wanted to, because they had to, or because they could.