Feminist history books

She the People

She the People

Jen Deaderick, Rita Sapunor

A sweeping, smart, and smart-ass graphic history of women's quest for equality

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A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Sonia Purnell

The incredible untold story of Virginia Hall, an American woman with a wooden leg who infiltrated Occupied France for the SOE and became the Gestapo's most wanted Allied spy, written by acclaimed biographer Sonia Purnell.

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Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere

Jeanette Winterson, Emmeline Pankhurst

One hundred years after women were first granted the vote, award-winning author Jeanette Winterson celebrates how far we have come on the road to equality, and calls on women and men alike to continue the fight. ...

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Women Our History

Women Our History

DK, Lucy Worsley

Re-examining history from a female perspective, this book celebrates the numerous important roles women have played in culture and society that are less often told. Packed full of evocative images, this gloriously...

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You Daughters of Freedom

You Daughters of Freedom

Clare Wright

For the ten years from 1902, when Australia's suffrage campaigners won the vote for white women, the world looked to this trailblazing young democracy for inspiration. Clare Wright's epic new history tells the story of...

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The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

'Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that...

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The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka

Clare Wright

Ten years in the research and writing, inimitably bold, entertaining and irreverent in style, Clare Wright's The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka is a fitting tribute to the unbiddable women of Ballarat-women who made Eureka a story for...

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Mother: An Unconventional History

Mother: An Unconventional History

Sarah Knott

When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she started looking for a history of motherhood - only to find that no such book exists. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars and...

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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold

In this devastating narrative of five lives, historian Hallie Rubenhold finally sets the record straight, and gives these women back their stories.

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Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Rebel Women Who Changed Australia

Susanna De Vries

From Lillie Goodisson, pioneer of family planning, to Eileen Joyce, world-famous pianist, to Stella Miles Franklin, who endowed our most celebrated literary prize, these are women who have made a difference. They are the women who...

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Bad Girls Throughout History

Bad Girls Throughout History

Ann Shen

Bad Girls Throughout History features some of the fiercest women of all time - the famous, the infamous, and the ones you haven't even heard of yet. Explore the notable works, impressive feats, and striking portraits of these wild...

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The Witches: Salem, 1692

The Witches: Salem, 1692

Stacy Schiff

A Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling historian explores one of the great mysteries of American history: the Salem witch trials

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The Second Sex

The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir

'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'. This book is suitable for those who believe in the equality of the sexes.

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The Thinking Woman

The Thinking Woman

Julienne Van Loon

A memoir combined with rigorous thinking and analysis, a book that prompts insightful questions about how we live. One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? In this extraordinary book,...

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The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality

The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality

Helena Reckitt

Once again, women are on the march. And since its inception in the 19th century, the women's movement has harnessed the power of images to transmit messages of social change and equality to the world.

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The Woman Who Would be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

The Woman Who Would be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

Kara Cooney

The audacious rise to power of a female pharaoh in a man's world

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