Tiffany K Wayne, PhD
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Women's Suffrage: The Complete Guide to the Nineteenth Amendment (2020)
This is the "everything" women's suffrage and Nineteenth Amendment book, coming just as the country celebrates the centenary of the constitutional amendment that finally brought the vote to all American women.
Women's Rights in the United States, 4 volumes (2014)
**Winner of a 2015 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles Award, Association of College and Research Libraries **
A comprehensive encyclopedia tracing the history of the women's rights movement in the United States from the American Revolution to the present day.
-- Praise for Women’s Rights in the United States: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Issues, Events, and People:
"This important work provides an update and is much more comprehensive in its scope than other comparable works. . . . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Undergraduates through faculty and researchers; general readers and professionals."—Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
"This is one of the best and most comprehensive encyclopedias on this subject or many others that this reviewer has ever seen. . . . Highly recommend for all types of school, academic, public or special libraries as well as any reader who wants a superb resource on women's rights in the USA."—Reference Reviews
Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World, 2 volumes (2011)
The history of feminism goes much further back than most people imagine. The common images of feminism—protests involving public bra burning or rallies for reproductive rights, for example—only represent very recent Western incarnations of women's rights and a school of thought that extends back through four millennia of human history.
-- Praise for Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World: A Global Sourcebook and History (2011):
"These two fascinating and informative volumes overseen by Wayne, an independent scholar and editor of several books on women and feminism, provide a sweeping selection of worldwide feminist works written chiefly by women from 2350 BCE to 2009. . . . Rather than simply identifying leading worldwide feminist figures and trends, the 200-plus, chronologically ordered entries on individual writers' works, by more than 100 contributors, create a more subjective impression of the flow of ideas across time and space. . . . Highly recommended."—Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
"The analysis of each excerpt is concise, clear, and easily understood by high-school and college students. For writers who are not well known, the discussion of their impact during their lifetime and later will help students understand their place in the history of feminist thought. Feminist Writings from Ancient Times to the Modern World is an excellent reference work because of the wide range of authors included and the analysis of their works and impact."—Booklist, Starred Review
Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism (2006)
Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism provides a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the Transcendentalists, the legendary group of New England authors that included Ralph Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.
Women's Roles in 19th-Century America (2006)
Readers will come away with a solid understanding of a broad range of nineteenth-century American women and their domestic life, the boundaries between home and public life, work, the intricacies of social and political reform, new directions in religious and literary roles, and the multicultural histories of the American West.
-- Praise for Women’s Roles in 19th-Century America (2006):
"Wayne....succeeds admirably in fulfilling the series' purpose. This thematic overview of women's history in nineteenth-century America is an engaging, quick-moving read....It does not read like a textbook, but rather as a user-friendly work of synthetic scholarship which provides both a structured overview and a current and top-notch set of reading lists for students interested in women's history...by integrating the true variety of American women's experiences in her narrative, Wayne captures the period in a way monographs often cannot....with sophisticated, clear writing that does not condescend or oversimplify."—H-Net Reviews
Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in 19th-Century America (2004)
This book explores the theoretical relationship between feminism and transcendentalism through the ideas and activism of prominent 19th century female thinkers and activists.
-- Praise for Woman Thinking: Feminism and Transcendentalism in 19th-Century America (2004):
Tiffany K. Wayne's ambitious and original new study, Woman Thinking, is a fascinating and important book, which succeeds in providing compelling new interpretations of two of the major phenomena of America in the antebellum years, the Transcendental circle and the women's rights movement. Brava for a thoroughly researched, powerfully argued and exceedingly well written piece of scholarship. This book should have a major impact on both literary and historical studies of nineteenth century America and beyond...
— Ellen Carol DuBois, Professor Emeritus, UCLA
Writing against the grain of received knowledge both of Transcendentalism and feminism, Tiffany Wayne convincingly links these two great movements into a coherent and forceful re-evaluation of both politics and ideology in the nineteenth-century. This is an important contribution that is thoughtful and elegantly written....
— Edith Gelles, senior scholar, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Stanford University
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