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The Color of Time

Women In History: 1850-1960

Published by Pegasus Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Bestselling historian Dan Jones and the brilliant artist Marina Amaral have combined their talents to create a illuminating visual history of women around the world.

Dan Jones and Marina Amaral, the acclaimed team behind The Color of Time, combine their talents again to explore the many roles—domestic, social, cultural and professional—played by women across the world before second-wave feminism took hold.

Using Marina Amaral's colorized images and Dan Jones's words, this survey features women both celebrated and ordinary, whether in the home or the science lab, protesting on the streets or performing on stage, fighting in the trenches or exploring the wild. This vivid and unique history brings to life and full color the female experience in a century of extraordinary change.

Each chapter will be introduced by a woman who works in that field today and the book includes photographs of Queen Victoria, Edith Cavell, Josephine Baker, Mildred Burke, Eva Peron, Eleanor Roosevelt, Virginia Woolf, Clara Schumann, Martha Gellhorn, Simone de Beauvoir, Agatha Christie, Frida Kahlo, Emmeline Pankhurst, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Hattie McDaniel and Gertrude Bell; as well as revolutionaries from China to Cuba, Geishas in Japan, protestors on the Salt March, teachers and pilots, nurses and soldiers.

In combination of vivid pictures and stirring prose, The Color of Time: Women in History, brings history to life from the vantage point of women who lived it.

About The Authors

Marina Amaral is a talented Brazilian artist who specializes in the colorization of historical photographs. Together, she and Dan Jones are the authors of The Color of Time, also available from Pegasus Books. She lives in Brazil.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Pegasus Books (September 20, 2022)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781639362851

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Raves and Reviews

"A rousing celebration of women’s achievements. British historian, journalist, and TV presenter Jones teams up with Brazilian artist Amaral to create a brisk, vibrantly illustrated panorama of women during a century of profound change. Amaral’s deeply saturated colorized images bring to life a prolific number of portraits, snapshots, and historical photographs. A fresh contribution to women’s history."

– Kirkus Reviews

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