This weekend #historybooksbywomen has been ‘trending’. This is in response to the fact that many of the ‘history books of the year’ lists published in the broadsheets are dominated by male historians.
8 of 9 of the 'history books of the year' in today's Times, and 19 out of 21 of ditto in today's Telegraph, are by men. I'm not impressed.
— Lucy Worsley (@Lucy_Worsley) November 26, 2016
Here at WHS we all have plenty of recommendations for #historybooksbywomen including our own publications (click on image for details):
and those of our steering committee:
Recommendations from 2016 would have to include our very own Eilidh MacCrae’s Exercise in the Female Life Cycle in Britain, 1930-1970 and the second edition of Lynn Abrams’ Oral History Theory.
What are your recommendations?