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Women's Studies: History & Chronology

Historical Sources

A History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1410 H58 2004
This four-volume encyclopedia presents detailed essays about the history of women in each state, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC.  Arranged by state, each essay discusses the political, social, and cultural history of women in the state, provides a timeline of key events, and presents biographies of prominent women.  Also included with each essay is information about sites of historical significance in the state and an extensive list of relevant books, Web sites, and other resources.

Women's Firsts
Rod Library UNI Reference CT 3203 W66 1997
Brief accounts of historical and cultural landmark events involving women throughout the world.

The American Woman
Rod Library UNI Stacks HQ 1402 A4 1987/88-2003/04
Reports the status of women in the United State and was published annually between 1987/88 and 2003/04.  Each volume features education, health, employment, and economic statistics.  Continues to be useful for its historical perspective.

The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America (2nd ed.)
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1410 C85 2000


Chronologies are often organized by year and date, and help us see what happened when and what other events were happening at that time (that is, events in relationship to each other). 

What American Women Did, 1789-1920 
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1410 C67 2001
Year-by-year lists of women’s accomplishments from the emergence of the republic to the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Chronology of Women Worldwide 
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1121 C617 1996

The Women's Chronology 
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1122 T73 1994

Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993 
Rod Library UNI Reference HQ 1420 C33 1993
See also
Special emphasis on the United States feminist movement; includes numerous historical documents. 

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