Sunday, July 20, 2008

More Good Books on Victorian History and the Myth of the Victorian Patriarchal Family

More from Lady Victorian Historian

There are TONS of academic books discussing these issues … let me begin with only one …

here one on the myth of the Victorian patriarchal family by the University of Glasgow …

• The Myth of the Victorian Patriarchal Family, by Eleanor Gordon (a Department of Economic and Social History, University of Glasgow, 4 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland, UK) and Gweneth Nair (Department of Applied Social Studies, University of Paisley, Paisley UK) … it has been available online 22 January 2002


here’s some on Victorian clothing … quite enlightening stuff there too … I could post about that if you would like …

• Kidwell, Claudia Brush and Steele, Valerie. Men and Women: Dressing the Part, Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989

• Maroger, Dominique, ed. The Memoirs of Catherine the Great, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1955

• Severa, Joan. Dressed For the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1995

• De Castelbajac, Kate. The Face of the Century: 100 Years of Makeup and Style, New York: Rizzoli 1995

• Mulvey, Kate and Richards, Melissa. Decades of Beauty: The Changing Image of Women 1890s-1990s, New York: Octopus Publishing Group, 1998

• Perrot, Phillipe. Fashioning the Bourgeoisie: A History of Clothing in the Nineteenth Century, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1994

• Walkley, Christina. The Way to Wear’em 150 Years of Punch in Fashion, London: Peter Owen, 1985


As I shared earlier I really enjoy …

Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbot


as you know women have been referred to as “civilizers” … unfortunately, many would consider these women so-called white washed feminists as well …

• Collins, Gail; America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, HarperCollins Publishers Inc; Copyright 2003

• Hymowitz, Carol and Weissman, Michaele; A History of Women in America; Bantam Books; Copyright December 1978

• Jenkins, Malinda; Gambler’s Wife: Life of Malinda Jenkins; University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London; Copyright 1933

• Moynihan, Ruth B.; So Much to be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier 2nd Edition; University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London; Copyright 1990

• Mulford, Karen; Trailblazers: Twenty Amazing Western Women; Northland Publishing; Copyright 2001

• Riley, Glenda; The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and Plains; University Press of Kansas; Copyright 1988