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Women and Social Movements in the United States

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This Worldwide Web site is intended to serve as a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the website seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities and colleges.
Women and Social Movements contains the following resources:

  • 63 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question. Altogether these document projects provide more than 1,731 documents, approximately 740 images, and over 600 links to other websites. They demonstrate that historical analysis is an interpretive process based on documents. Viewers of the site are encouraged to participate in that interpretive process. We expect to add twelve new document projects annually. Women and Social Movements is also now accepting submissions of document projects for consideration for online publication. See below for more information.
  • More than 22,000 pages of documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements. These materials have been selected by the Editors for their relevance to the focus of the website. We plan to add 5,000 additional pages of documents annually. For a full bibliography please click on the Primary Sources link above.
  • A dictionary of social movements and organizations.
  • A chronology of U.S. Women's History.
  • Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects.

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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Gender Studies
  • Political Science
  • History

Library of Congress Subjects:

Women -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Women social reformers -- United States -- History.
Women social reformers -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Feminism -- United States -- History.
Feminism -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Social movements -- United States -- History.
Social movements -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- Sources.
Women -- Government policy -- United States.