Women's History Month honors women’s contributions to history and events in American.
March is designated as Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women's History Week. By 1986, fourteen states had declared March as Women's History Month. In 1987 Congress designated the month of March as Women's History Month.
The fifty thematic subsets from AAS Historical Periodicals include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source and provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century. These specialized collections cover advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Ebsco provides digital access.
1. Advertising Periodicals, 1815-1888
2. Agricultural Periodicals from the Northeastern US, 1789-1879
3. Agricultural Periodicals from the Southern, Midwestern, and Western US, 1800-1878
4. Alternative Faith and Philosophy Periodicals, 1789-1878
5. Alternative Medicine and Health Periodicals, 1810-1877
6. American Civil War Periodicals, 1855-1868
7. American Literary Periodicals, 1782-1834
8. American Literary Periodicals, 1835-1858
9. American Literary Periodicals, 1859-1891
10. American Medicine, Surgery, Dentistry Periodicals, 1786-1877
11. American Political and Social Movements Periodicals, 1815-1884
12. American Political Periodicals, 1715-1891
13. Baptists, Quakers, and Independent Church Periodicals, 1797-1881
14. Business and General Education Periodicals, 1800-1885
15. Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1774-1858
16. Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1859-1870
17. Business, Industrial and Professional Periodicals, 1871-1901
18. Canadian Periodicals, 1790-1877
19. Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal Periodicals, 1797-1904
20. College and Student Periodicals, 1806-1877
21. Commercial Periodicals from the Southern US, 1811-1877
22. Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed Church Periodicals, 1803-1902
23. Cultural Periodicals from the Southern US, 1797-1877
24. Current Events and History Periodicals, 1691-1912
25. Drama, Humor, and Fine Arts Periodicals, 1764-1877
26. Emerging American Religions, 1821-1895
27. Fireside Companions and Family Literature Periodicals, 1805-1877
28. Foreign Language Periodicals in America, 1684-1904
29. General Interest Christian Periodicals, 1743-1889
30. Hobbies, Socialization, and Sport Periodicals, 1775-1889
31. Literary Periodicals of New England, 1789-1878
32. Masons, Odd-Fellows and Other Societal Periodicals, 1794-1877
33. Military and Law Enforcement Periodicals, 1691-1877
34. Missionary and Charity Periodicals, 1793-1902
35. Musical Periodicals, 1781-1879
36. Periodicals from Around the World, 1691-1880
37. Periodicals of the American West, 1779-1881
38. Periodicals of the British Empire and Its Colonies, 1702-1879
39. Popular Educational Periodicals, 1758-1889
40. Religious Periodicals for Women, Children, and Families, 1804-1878
41. Religious Periodicals from the Southern US, 1801-1904
42. Scientific Periodicals, 1771-1901
43. Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887
44. Story Papers, Dimes and Dollar Periodicals, 1828-1877
45. Sunday School Periodicals, 1818-1885
46. Temperance Periodicals in America, 1826-1877
47. Theology and Biblical Studies Periodicals, 1760-1877
48. Women’s Periodicals of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century, 1733-1844
49. Women’s Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century, 1845-1865
50. Women’s Periodicals of the Nineteenth Century, 1866-1891
The content featured in this collection explores linkages between women’s suffrage and other social causes of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries (anti-slavery, anti-lynching, education reform and civil rights) as well as racism within the Suffrage Movement.
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Women's Issues and Identities provides the opportunity to witness history from the female perspective. Offering coverage of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Women's Issues and Identities allows for the serendipitous discovery of commonalities among a variety of archival collections.
Global in scope, the archive presents materials covering the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives and offers a look at the roles, experiences, and achievements of women in society. A wide range of primary sources provide a close look at some of the pioneers of women's history, a deep dive into the issues that have affected women, and the many contributions they have made to society.
Women's Issues and Identities spans multiple geographic regions, providing a variety of perspectives on women's experiences and cultural impact. Within the archive can be found fascinating historical records from Europe, North and South America, Africa, India, East Asia, and the Pacific Rim with content in English, French, German, and Dutch.
This database covers the core disciplines in women’s studies and scholarship in feminist research, including curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science, economy, public policy, international relations, the arts, humanities, business and education. It indexes over 2,000 journals as well as newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature. It incorporates the following databases: Women Studies Abstracts, Women’s Studies Bibliography Database, Women’s Studies Database, Women Studies Librarian, Women of Color and Southern Women: A Bibliography of Social Science Research, and Women’s Health and Development: An Annotated Bibliography.
A Black Women's History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry; Kali Nicole Gross2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee: Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction Honorable Mention for the 2021 Organization of American Historians Darlene Clark Hine Award A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country In centering Black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women's unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today. A Black Women's History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women's lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women's history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2020-02-04
A Companion to American Women's History by Anne M. Valk (Editor); Nancy A. Hewitt (Editor)The most important collection of essays on American Women's History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women's history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. It also includes a discussion of laws, capitalism, gender identity and transgender experience, welfare, reproductive politics, oral history, as well as an exploration of the perspectives of free Blacks and migrants and refugees. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America's political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women's suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women's and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women's activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women's History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women's history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women's history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as well as public historians working in museums, archives, and historic sites.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2021-02-08
Native Women's History in Eastern North America Before 1900 by Rebecca Kugel (Editor); Lucy Eldersveld Murphy (Editor)How can we learn more about Native women's lives in North America in earlier centuries? This question is answered by this landmark anthology, an essential guide to the significance, experiences, and histories of Native women. Sixteen classic essays--plus new commentary--many by the original authors--describe a broad range of research methods and sources offering insight into the lives of Native American women. The authors explain the use of letters and diaries, memoirs and autobiographies, newspaper accounts and ethnographies, census data and legal documents. This collection offers guidelines for extracting valuable information from such diverse sources and assessing the significance of such variables as religious affiliation, changes in women's power after colonization, connections between economics and gender, and representations (and misrepresentations) of Native women. Indispensable to anyone interested in exploring the role of gender in Native American history or in emphasizing Native women's experiences within the context of women's history, this anthology helps restore the historical reality of Native women and is essential to an understanding of North American history.
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Publication Date: 2007-10-01
The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Science Since 1660 by Claire G. Jones (Editor); Alison E. Martin (Editor); Alexis Wolf (Editor)This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of core areas of investigation and theory relating to the history of women and science. Bringing together new research with syntheses of pivotal scholarship, the volume acknowledges and integrates history, theory and practice across a range of disciplines and periods. While the handbook's primary focus is on women's experiences, chapters also reflect more broadly on gender, including issues of femininity and masculinity as related to scientific practice and representation. Spanning the period from the birth of modern science in the late seventeenth century to current challenges facing women in STEM, it takes a thematic and comparative approach to unpack the central issues relating to women in science across different regions and cultures. Topics covered include scientific networks; institutions and archives; cultures of science; science communication; and access and diversity. With its breadth of coverage, this handbook will be the go-to resource for undergraduates taking courses on the history and philosophy of science and gender history, while at the same time providing the foundation for more advanced scholars to undertake further historical and theoretical investigation.
Call Number: E-Book
Publication Date: 2021-12-02
Wives Not Slaves by Kirsten SwordWives not Slaves begins with the story of John and Eunice Davis, a colonial American couple who, in 1762, advertised their marital difficulties in the New Hampshire Gazette--a more common practice for the time and place than contemporary readers might think. John Davis began the exchange after Eunice left him, with a notice resembling the ads about runaway slaves and servants that were a common feature of eighteenth-century newspapers. John warned neighbors against "entertaining her or harbouring her. . . or giving her credit." Eunice defiantly replied, "If I am your wife, I am not your slave." With this pointed but problematic analogy, Eunice connected her individual challenge to her husband's authority with the broader critiques of patriarchal power found in the politics, religion, and literature of the British Atlantic world. Kirsten Sword's richly researched history reconstructs the stories of wives who fled their husbands between the mid-seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries, comparing their plight with that of other runaway dependents. Wives not Slaves explores the links between local justice, the emerging press, and transatlantic political debates about marriage, slavery and imperial power. Sword traces the relationship between the distress of ordinary households, domestic unrest, and political unrest, shedding new light on the social changes imagined by eighteenth-century revolutionaries, and on the politics that determined which patriarchal forms and customs the new American nation would--and would not--abolish.
Call Number: McDonald 3rd Floor KF510 .S96 2021
Publication Date: 2021-04-15
Women and the Decade of Commemorations by Oona Frawley (Editor)When women are erased from history, what are we left with? Between 1912 and 1922, Ireland experienced sweeping social and political change, including the Easter Rising, World War I, the Irish Civil War, the fight for Irish women's suffrage, the founding of the Abbey Theatre, and the passage of the Home Rule Bill. In preparation for the centennial of this epic decade, the Irish government formed a group of experts to oversee the ways in which the country would remember this monumental time. Unfortunately, the group was formed with no attempt at gender balance. Women and the Decade of Commemorations, edited by Oona Frawley, highlights not only the responsibilities of Irish women, past and present, but it also privileges women's scholarship in an attempt to redress what has been a long-standing imbalance. For example, contributors note the role of the Waking the Feminists movement, which was ignited when, in 2016, the Abbey Theater released its male-dominated centenary program. They also discuss the importance of addressing missing history and curating memory to correct the historical record when it comes to remembering revolution. Together, the essays in Women and the Decade of Commemorations consider the impact of women's unseen, unsung work, which has been critically important in shaping Ireland, a country that continues to struggle with honoring the full role of women today.