Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 (Scholar's Edition)

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Women and Social Movements in the United States, Scholar's Edition documents women's activism in public life by bringing together books, images, pamphlets, advice literature, training guides, documents (including primary documents), scholarly essays, commentaries, bibliographies, links to other websites, and other ephemera that provide snapshots of women's struggle for equality over time and across regions. The items are rich in personal testimony, chronologies, milestones, biographies, laws and legal challenges, recommendations, training instruction, and self-help guides. The Scholar's Edition includes data and statistics from the publications of local and state commissions on women since 1963. It also includes an indexed, searchable online edition of the Notable American Women: a Biographical Dictionary (5 vols, 1971-2004). The database is the enhanced version of an original document project edited 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 addresses the question. The database also includes a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. women's history, news of women's history archives and teaching tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's content.


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Dates covered

1600 - 2000.

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

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Print counterpart or
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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