In recognition of Women's History month, we are featuring Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar's Edition as the resource of the month.
What is it? Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, Scholar's Edition uniquely gathers scholarly articles, primary documents (written by 2,500 primary authors), books, photos, essays, book reviews, and teaching tools into one source. The included Women and Social Movements in the United States journal is published twice a year, and is edited by Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin of the State University of New York at Binghamton, with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the U.S. & Canada.
Who is it for? Anyone interested in primary research on the history of women activism in public life in the united states. Researchers and scholars will discover primary source collections that include rare and previously inaccessible materials of local and state commissions which are rich in statistical data.
What will I find there? Books, book reviews, pamphlets, statistics and stats tables, graphs, images, proceedings from national conventions, and scholarly articles. It's organized around document projects that link to interpretive essays and primary documents. Four document projects are added each year, including the recent project, “How Did Female Protestant Missionaries Respond to the Japanese American Incarceration Experience during World War II?”
When should I use it? When working on a research paper, or research interest in women's history and women studies, especially if historical primary resources are needed. It's also great for reading and browsing the Women and Social Movements in the United States journal.
What if I need more help? Contact Ask a Librarian or your subject librarian – we’re always ready to help you with your research!