Subject specialists needed to author reference books for high school students to the general public for new reference series entitled Women's Roles through History with subseries Women's Roles in American History.
Women’s Roles in America (4-volumes: 17th c, 18th c, 19th c, and 20th c)
Women’s Roles in Europe (4 volumes: Middle Ages, 18th c, 19th c, and 20th c)
Women’s Roles in the Middle East (1 volume to span post-ancient world}
Women’s Roles in Asia (1 volume: post–ancient world)
Women’s Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean (1 volume: post–ancient world)
America and Europe volumes: These subsets will offer individual volumes on women’s roles in Europe and the United States during historical periods/centuries to give a broad overview of women’s lives. Each volume will begin with a lengthy historical introduction. Each volume will provide a brief timeline of major events in that period and then a narrative with topical chapters will round out the coverage. Major topic areas will vary but will be along the lines of Family Life, Marriage and Childbearing, Religion, Public Life, Lives of Ordinary Women, Women and the Economy, Political Status, Legal Status, and Women in Literature (or other venues). Country/regional differences will be noted as necessary. Chronology. Bibliography. Glossary if appropriate. Index.
Middle East, Asia, and South America and the Caribbean volumes:
Same as above in the main, with topical chapters that trace developments over time by country as needed
Length: 100,000 words
Ms. deadline: 18 months from contract signing
Author qualifications: Ph.d. or proven track record as independent scholar. Ability to write engagingly for a general audience, using sound scholarship. Expertise in the time period/history of the region. Successful publication history (ability to write extended narrative) and ability to meet deadlines for a commercial publisher. Co-authorship welcomed. Replies only to qualified individuals.
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