NIU Women's Studies Library Resource List


Adams, Margaret. Single Blessedness: Observations on the Single Status in Married Society. Dallas, TX: Offset Paperback Manufactures, 1976.

Blades, Joan and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. The Motherhood Manifesto: What America’s Moms Want-And What to Do About It. New York, NY: Nation Books, 2006.

Coiner, Constance and Diana Hume George, eds. The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While You Mentor, Teach, and Serve. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Coontz, Stephanie, et. al., eds. American Families: A Multicultural Reader. New York: Routledge, 1999.

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap. New York: BasicBooks, 1992.

Coontz, Stephanie. The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families. New York: BasicBooks, 1997.

Crawley, Ernest. The Mystic Rose: A Study of Primitive Marriage and of Primitive Thought in Its Bearing on Marriage. 1927. New York: Meridian Books, Inc., 1960.

Dash, Leon. Rosa Lee: A Mother and Her Family in Urban America. New York: Plume, 1997.

Diamond, Jean, ed. Families, Politics and Public Policy. New York: Longman, 1983.

Downing, Christine. Psyche’s Sisters: Re-Imaging the Meaning of Sisterhood. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1998.

Ehrenreich, Barbara. The Hearts of Men: American Dreams and the Flight from Commitment. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1984.

Eisenstein, Hester and Alice Jardine, eds. The Future of Difference. 1980. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1985.

Farrow, Mia. What Falls Away, A Memoir. New York: Nan A. Talese, 1997.

Fischer, Lucy Rose. Linked Lives: Adult Daughters and Their Mothers. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Ford Foundation. The Common Good: Social Welfare and the American Future. New York: Ford Foundation, 1989.

Franklin, Raymond S. Shadows of Race and Class. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1991.

Friday, Nancy. My Mother, Myself: The Daughter’s Search for Identity. New York: Delacorte Press, 1997.

Friedman, Ellen G. and Jennifer D. Marshall. Issues of Gender. Pearson Education, Inc., 2004.

Gerson, Kathleen. Hard Choices: How Women Decide about Work, Career, and Motherhood. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1985.

Gersoni, Diane. Sexism and Youth. New York, NY: R.R. Bowker Company, 1974.

Ginsburg, Faye D. Contested Lives: The Abortion Debate in an American Community. London, England: University of California Press, Ltd., 1989.

Goody, Jack. The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe. New York, NY: Cambridge UP, 1990.

Green, Harvey. The Light of the Home: An Intimate view of the Lives of Women in Victorian America. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.

Greenberg, Selma. Right from the Start: A Guide to Nonsexist Child Rearing. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy and Gregg Lee Carter. Working Women in America, Split Dreams. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Hochschild, Arlie. The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. New York, NY: Viking Penguin Inc., 1989.

Howey, Noelle. Dress Codes. New York: Picador, 2002.

Kennedy, Michelle. Without a Net: Middle Class and homeless (with Kids) in America. New York: Penguin, 2005.

Kirk, Gwyn, and Margo Okazawa-Rey. Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998.

Kramer, Sydelle, ed. The Balancing Act: A Career and a Baby. Chicago, IL: Chicago Review Press, 1976.

Kristof, Nicholas D. and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

Kurz, Demie. For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Landry, Bart. Black Working Wives: Pioneers of the American Family Revolution. Berkley CA: University of California Press, Ltd., 2000.

Lee, Janet and Susan M. Shaw, eds. Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Women. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011.

Mason, Mary Ann. The Equality Trap: Why Working Women Shouldn’t Be Treated Like Men. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1988.

Mead, Margaret. Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies. New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1963.

Mead, Rebecca. One Perfect Day: The Selling of the American Wedding. New York, NY: Penguin Books Ltd., 2007.

Merryn, Erin. Living for Today, A Memoir: From Incest and Molestation to Fearlessness and Forgiveness. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 2009.

Merryn, Erin. Stolen Innocence: Triumphing Over a Childhood Broken Abuse: A Memoir. Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc., 2004.

Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. 1968. New York: Laurel, 1976.

Moore, Tracy, ed. Lesbiot: Israeli Lesbians Talk about Sexuality, Feminism, Judaism and Their Lives. New York: Cassell, 1995.

MS Foundation For Women and Sondra Forsyth. Girls Seen and Heard: 52 Life Lessons for Our Daughters. New York, NY: Penguin Putnam Inc., 1998.

Oakley, Ann. Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1974.

O’Brien, Patricia. The Woman Alone. New York, NY: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1973.

Rafkin, Louise, ed. Different Daughters: A Book by Mothers of Lesbians. Pittsburg, PA: Cleis Press, 1987.

Rich, Adrienne. Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (Tenth Anniversary Edition). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1986.

Rosenfeld, Rachel Ann. Farm Women: Work, Farm, and Family in the United States. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Ross, Susan C. The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Woman’s Rights. New York, NY: Avon Press, 1973.

Ross, Susan C., et. al. The Rights of Women: The Basic ACLU Guide to a Woman’s Rights. 3rd ed. Rvsd. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.

Rubin, Nancy. The Mother Mirror: How a Generation of Women is Changing Motherhood in America. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1984.

Sander, Joelle. Before Their Time: Four Generations of Teenage Mothers. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

Scholinski, Daphne. The Last Time I Wore a Dress. New York: Riverhead Books, 1997.

Scott, Niki. The Balancing Act: A Handbook for Working Mothers. Kansas City, KS: Sheed Andres and McMeel, Inc., 1978.

Seager, Joni. The Penguin Atlas of Women in the World. 4th ed. New York, NY: Penguin, 2009.

Shanley, Mary Lyndon, et. al. Just Marriage. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Shannon, Jacqueline. Why It’s Great to be a Girl: 50 Eye-Opening Things You Can Tell Your Daughter to Increase Her Pride in Being Female. New York, NY: Warner Books, 1994.

Sheehy, Gail. Passages: Predictable Crises of Adult Life. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1976.

Smith, Liz. The Mother Book: A Compendium of Trivia & Grandeur Concerning Mothers, Motherhood & Maternity. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1978.

Smith, Ralph. The Subtle Revolution: Women at Work. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute, 1979.

Snyder, Paula. The European Women’s Almanac. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.

Solinger, Rickie. Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, & Welfare in the United States. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Spender, Dale and Lynne Spender. Scribbling Sisters. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Stacey, Judith. Brave New Families: Stories of Domestic Upheaval in Late Twentieth Century America. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

Stacey, Judith. In the Name of the Family: Rethinking Family Values in the Postmodern Age. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.

Stack, Carol B. All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1970.

Streib, Gordon, ed. The Changing Family: Adaptation and Diversity. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1973.

Swerdlow, Amy, et al. Families in Flux. New York, NY: Feminist Press, 1989.

Thomas, Sherry. We Didn’t Have Much, But We Sure Had Plenty: Stories of Rural Women. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1981.

Walker, Rebecca. Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self. New York: Riverhead Books, 2001.

Weinberg, Sydney Stahl. The World of Our Mothers: The Lives of Jewish Immigrant Women. New York: Schocken Books, 1988.

West, Robin. Marriage, Sexuality, and Gender. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2007.

Wolf, Beverly Hungry. The Ways of my Grandmothers. New York, NY: Quill, 1982.

Woloch, Nancy. Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Zinn, Maxine Baca, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner, eds. Gender Through the Prism of Difference. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.