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New! Women and Social Movements in the US

Women taking charge take center stage in a new Libraries online resource.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 documents women's activism in public life by bringing together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, and links to other websites. A resource for students and scholars of American history, women's history, labor studies, sociology, and other disciplines the database is the expanded and enhanced version of an original document project led by Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar of the State University of New York at Binghamton.

Each document project included in the database poses an interpretive question and presents a collection of documents that address the question. The first installment of the database also includes a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of United States' women's history, and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's content.

Users can access Women and Social Movements in the United States from the frontpage of the Libraries webpage, either through IRIS or by following the path: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Arts and Humanities > History > Women and Social Movements in the United States.

Posted July 6, 2005