Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, is a collection of digitized sources that document women's activism in United States public life. The collection includes books, images, pamphlets, advice literature, training guides, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, publications of state and local commissions on women, and ephemera.

There are multiple ways to identify relevant documents within the database. The database contains over 130 Document Projects, each of which consists of an interpretive question and a series of primary source documents that address that question. The database also includes an index of people, an index and dictionary of social movements, a chronology of U.S. women’s history, indexing by organization, and indexing by subject.

Additional features include reflections by present-day scholars of women’s history, book reviews, teaching strategies, the biographical dictionary Notable American Women, and the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States.

Dates covered

1600 - 2000.

Type of coverage

Full-text books, images, documents, scholarly essays, advice literature, training guides, self-help guides, commentaries, and bibliographies.

Producer/content provider

Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at the State University of New York, Binghamton.

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Alexander Street Press