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Memoir and Auto/biography

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Memoir and Auto/biography

  • Abbot, Shirley. Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South. Ticknor & Fields, 1983.
  • Abzug, Bella S. Bella!: Ms Abzug Goes to Washington. Ed. Mel Ziegler. Saturday Review Press, 1972.
  • Angelou, Maya. Gather Together in My Name. Bantam Books, 1974.
  • Angelou, Maya. The Heart of a Woman. Random House, Inc, 1981.
  • Angelou, Maya. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Bantam Books ,1970.
  • Angelou, Maya. Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas. Random House, Inc, 1976.
  • Angelou, Maya. Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now. Random House, Inc, 1993.
  • Anzaldua, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera. Aunt Lute Books, 1987.
  • Baker, Michael. Our Three Selves: A Life of Radclyffe Hall. Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 1985.
  • Bateson, Mary Catherine. With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson. William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1984.
  • Berendt, John. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Reprint. New York: Vintage, 1999. Print.
  • Bergman, Ingrid and Alan Burges. Ingrid Bergman: My Story. Delacorte Press, 1980.
  • Bhutto, Benazir. Daughter of Destiny. Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1989.
  • Biren, Joan E. Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. Glad Hag Books, 1979.
  • Brittain, Vera. Testament of Youth. Wideview Books, 1980.
  • Brown, Arthur W. Margaret Fuller. College & University Press, 1964.
  • Cardinal, Marie. The Words to Say It. Van Vactor & Goodheart, Inc., 1983.
  • Chicago, Judy. Through the Flower: My Struggle as a Woman Artist. Anchor Books, Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1977.
  • Cliff, Michelle. Claiming an Identity They Taught Me to Despise. Persephone Press, 1980.
  • Cohen, Geula. Woman of Wiolence: Memoirs of a Young Terrorist. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, Inc., 1966.
  • Cohen, Joyce Tenneson. In/Sights: Self-Portraits by Women. David R. Godine, 1978.
  • De Beauvoir, Simone. Force of Circumstance, Volume II: Hard Times. Trans. Richard Howard, 1977.
  • Dog, Mary Crow. Lakota Woman. Harper Collins Publishers, 1990.
  • Drinnon, Richard. Rebel in Paradise: A Biography of Emma Goldman. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1961.
  • Duerk, Judith. Circle of Stones: Woman's Journey to Herself. LuraMedia, 1989.
  • Fleming, Peggy. In Her Place: Inner Views and Outer Spaces. Il. Peggy Fleming. Three Sisters Press, 2000.
  • Forten, Charlotte L. The Journal of Charlotte L. Forten. Ed. Ray Allen Billington. W. W. Norton & Company, 1953.
  • Frank, Anne. Tales From the House Behind. Il. Peter Spier. Trans. Michel Mok and H. H. B. Moseberg. Bantam Books, 1952.
  • Frank, Katherine. A Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1986.
  • Frank Anne. The Diary of a Young Girl. Trans. B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday. Random House, Inc, 1952.
  • Ginandes, Carol. Of Women Born. Pentacle Press, 1976.
  • Goldman, Emma. Living My Life, Volume I. Dover Publications, Inc., 1970.
  • Grahn, Judy. True To Life Adventure Stories, Volume Two. The Crossing Press, 1981.
  • Grumbach, Doris. The Ladies. Ballantine Books, 1984.
  • Hansberry, Lorraine. To Be Young, Gifted, and Black. Signet Books, 1970.
  • Hellman, Lillian. Scoundrel Time. Bantam Books, 1976.
  • Hellman, Lillian. An Unfinished Woman. Bantam Books, 1969.
  • Hurston, Zora Neale. Dust Tracks on a Road. Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.
  • Jones, Mother. The Autobiography of Mother Jones. Ed. Mary Field Parton. Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1977.
  • Kane, Elizabeth. Birth Mother: the Courageous, Intimate Story of America's First Surrogate Mother. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1988.
  • Kaysen, Susanna. Girl, Interrupted. Random House, Inc, 1993.
  • King, Billie Jean and Frank Deford. Billie Jean. The Viking Press, 1982.
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Random House, Inc, 1977.
  • Leakey, Mary. Disclosing the Past: An Autobiography. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984.
  • Lee, Jarena, Zilpha Elaw, Julia A. J. Foote. Sisters of the Spirit: Three Black Women's Autobiographies of the Nineteenth Century. Ed. William l. Andrews. Indiana University Press, 1986.
  • Lewis, Oscar. The Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family. Random House, Inc, 1963.
  • Lord, Bette Bao. Legacies: A Chinese Mosaic. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1990.
  • Lorde, Audre. The Cancer Journals. Spinsters Ink, 1980.
  • Lorde, Audre. Zami: A New Spelling of my Name (A Biomythography). The Crossing Press, 1982.
  • MacDonald, Michael Patrick. All Souls: A Family Story From Southie. Ballantine Books, 1999.
  • MacKinnon, Janice R. and Stephen R. MacKinnon. Agnes Smedley: Life and Times of an American Radical. Virago Press, 1988.
  • Mandela, Winnie. Part of My Soul Went With Him. W. W. Norton & Company, 1984.
  • Mankiller, Wilma and Michael Wallis. Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
  • Mannes, Marya. Out of My Time. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1971.
  • Markham, Beryl. West With the Night. North Point Press, 1983.
  • McCunn, Ruthanne Lum. Thousand Pieces of Gold. Beacon Press Books, 1981.
  • Millett, Kate. The Loony Bin Trip. Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1990.
  • Moody, Anne. Coming of Age in Mississippi. Dell Publishing, 1968.
  • Morgan, Robin. Going Too Far: The Personal Chronicle of a Feminist. Random House, Inc., 1978.
  • Mountain Wolf Woman. Sister of Crashing Thunder: the Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian. Ed. Nancy Oestrich Lurie. University of Michigan Press, 1966.
  • Nestle, Joan. A Restricted Country. Firebrand Books, 1987.
  • O’Reilly, Jane. The Girl I Left Behind: The Housewife's Moment of Truth and Other Feminist Ravings. MacMillan Publishing Company, 1980.
  • Pruit, Ida and Ning Lao T’ai-t’ai. A Daughter of Han: The Autobiography of a Chinese Working Woman. Stanford University Press, 1945.
  • Rivera, Edward. Family Installments: Memories of Growing Up Hispanic. William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1982.
  • Robinson, Roxanna. Georgia O'Keefe: A Life. Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.
  • Ross, Cindy. A Woman's Journey on the Appalachian Trail. East Woods Press, 1982.
  • Shaarawi, Huda. Harem Years: Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist (1879-1924). Trans. Margot Badran. The Feminist Press, 1986.
  • Signoret, Simone. Nostalgia Isn't What It Used To Be. Penguin Books, 1978.
  • Sikakane, Joyce. A Window on Soweto. International Defense & Aid Fund, 1977.
  • Stalvey, Lois Mark. The Education of a WASP. Bantam Books, 1970.
  • Stefan, Verena. Shedding. Trans. Johanna Moore and Beth Weckmueller. Daughters Publishing Co., Inc., 1978.
  • Stein, Gertrude. 3 Lives. Random House, Inc, 1936.
  • Stein, Gertrude. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. Random House, Inc, 1933.
  • Steinem, Gloria. Marilyn: Norma Jeane. Il. George Barris. Henry Holt & Company, 1986.
  • Styron, William. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness. Random House, Inc, 1990.
  • Ullmann, Liv. Choices. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1985.
  • Walker, Alice. In Search of Our Mother's Garens. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1967.
  • Wells, Ida B. Crusade For Justice. Ed. Alfreda M. Duster. University of Chicago Press, 1970.
  • Wells, Anna Mary. Miss Marks and Miss Woolley: The Portrait of a Lifelong Relationship Between Two Prominent and Independent Women. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
  • Wexler, Alice. Emma Goldman in America. Beacon Press, 1984.
  • Wilson, Dorothy Clarke. Stranger and Traveler: The Story of Dorothea Dix, American Reformer. Little, Brown, and Company, 1975.
  • Woold, Virginia. Flush: A Biography. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1933.
  • Yezierska, Anzia. Bread Givers. Persea Books, 1975.
  • Zinn, Becca. Stardust: The musings of a gradually awakening soul. Kansas City, MO: Uni-Sun ;, 1986.

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