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The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History

The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History Gerda Lerner Oxford University Press 1979 Lauded for its contribution to the theory and conceptualization of the field of women’s history and for its sensitivity to the differences of class, ethnicity, race, and culture among women, The Majority Finds Its Past became a classic volume in women’s history…

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History Theory

The Creation of Patriarchy

The Creation of Patriarchy Gerda Lerner Oxford University Press 1986 A major work by a leading historian and pioneer in women’s studies, The Creation of Patriarchy is a radical reconceptualization of Western civilization that makes gender central to its analysis. Gerda Lerner argues that male dominance over women is not “natural” or biological, but the product of…