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These are just a few of the resources in our collection focusing on topics related to women's history. You will be asked to enter your UCA and password if you are not on campus.
One Woman, One Vote
Documents the 72-year struggle for women's suffrage which culminated in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. Historical footage is enhanced with vocal performances, and interviews with historians provide current and historical perspectives.
Not for Ourselves Alone
This film presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony.
Iron Jawed Angels
Alice Paul and Lucy Burns were two defiant suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two activists broke from the mainstream women's rights movement and created a more radical wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920.
U.S. History Overviews: eBooks
U. S. History As Women's History by
This collection of fifteen original essays represents innovative work by some of the most influential scholars in the field of women's history. This book covers a broad sweep of history from colonial to contemporary times, ranging over the fields of legal, social, political, and cultural history.
The Reader's Companion to U. S. Women's History by
Written by more than 300 contributors, drawn from various areas of expertise, these narrative and interpretive entries "effectively cover five centuries of women's experiences" (Bloomsbury Review). Here are articles on cowgirls and child care, on the daily lives of single women and the changing notions of motherhood, on the artistic contributions of women of color and the history of Jewish feminism.
The Practice of U. S. Women's History by
Collection of seventeen original essays on women's lives from the colonial period to the present, contributors take the competing forces of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion and region into account.
No Permanent Waves by
No Permanent Waves boldly enters the ongoing debates over the utility of the "wave" metaphor for capturing the complex history of women's rights by offering fresh perspectives on the diverse movements that comprise U.S. feminism, past and present. Seventeen essays--both original and reprinted--address continuities, conflicts, and transformations among women's movements in the United States from the early nineteenth century through today.
Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women's Political Activism by
Examining the historical evolution of African American women's activism in the critical period between 1920 and 1950, a time previously characterized as "doldrums" for both feminist and civil rights activity,Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women's Political Activism is important for understanding the centrality of black women to the political fight for social, economic, and racial justice.
The Boundaries of Her Body by
The Boundaries of Her Body is the definitive history of the cycle of advances and setbacks that characterizes women’s rights in America. Author Debran Rowland covers emotionally charged issues with thoughtful detail, offering insight into the strategies used by politicians and lobbyists to defeat long-standing law.
Beyond Image and Convention by
Despite their prevailing image and stereotype, southern women have often gone "beyond convention," living on their own terms within a society that revered tradition and compliance
U.S. History Overviews - Print
A Few Good Women by
Here are the stories of the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits... their tales of courage and fortitude; of the indignities they've endured; the injustices they've overcome; of the blood they've shed; the comrades they've lost; and the challenges they still face in the twenty-first century.
Winning Ways by
Photographic documentation of two centuries of women athletes, discussing some of the controversies that arose over women's participation in traditionally male arenas, and celebrating their accomplishments.
The Great American Housewife by
By examining a variety of diaries, letters, domestic fiction, and household books of the past two centuries, as well as solid statistical and historical data, the author seeks not only to uncover the motivations and origins of the typical American housewife, but also to discover an alternative life pattern that has characterized a virtually unrecognized minority of American women. These are the immigrant, black, and frontier women, as well as any other part-time homemakers, who long ago forged the survival tools that are needed by today's majority of working housewives.
Her Best Shot by
The author examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues from the American Revolution to the present. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, the author traces appearances of the armed woman across an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to militant right-wing militias.