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  Volume 20, Number 3, Fall 2008

Table of Contents

From: Journal of Women's History

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Editors’ Note

pp. 7-9

Bodies, Beauty Cultures, and Self–Making

“The Beautifying Part of Physic”: Women’s Cosmetic Practices in Early Modern England

pp. 10-33

Female Self–Making in Mid–Nineteenth–Century America

pp. 34-59

“Independent Livings” or “No Bed Of Roses”?: How Race and Class Shaped Beauty Culture as an Occupation for African American Women from the 1920s to the 1960s

pp. 60-83

Nineteenth–Century Gymnastics for U.S. Women and Incorporations of Buoyancy: Contouring Femininity, Shaping Sex, and Regulating Middle–Class Consumption

pp. 84-112

Feminine Modernity in Interwar Britain and North America: Corsets, Cars, and Cigarettes

pp. 113-143

History Practice: Using Cartoons to Teach the Suffrage Campaign in European History

Should Women Vote?

pp. 144-165

Book Reviews

Colonial Encounters, Body Politics, and Flows of Desire

pp. 166-180

The Body Politic and the Politics of the Body

pp. 181-187

The Gendered Social Politics of Health Issues

pp. 188-196

Finding Contradictions in French Women’s History

pp. 197-205

Pens, Petticoats, and Revolutionaries: Women and the Power of the Press

pp. 206-218



pp. 219-223



p. 226

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