Women's Studies
 
  • A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN AMERICA. By Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman.  This lively history of women in America is a story of oppression, challenge, and Hope.  Chronologically tracing the changing circumstances of women from the housewifery of colonial times to the radicalized feminism of the 1970s, the book shows how women- farm wives, mill girls, slaves, suffragettes, labor leaders, political organizers have share in a common struggle to create meaning and dignity in their live despite restrictions placed on them by the larger society.  
  • I WILL NOT BOW MY HEAD: Documenting Women’s Political Resistance in World History.  By Lynn Reese.  Dispelling the myth that women are submissive and nonpolitical, 21 short lessons offer more than 60 primary source documents that shout female defiance throughout history. 
  • 1001THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WOMEN’S HISTORY.  By Constance Jones.  Lively entries present a panorama of the most essential and interesting people, places, and events that make up women’s history in the U.S. and around the world.  
  • SENECA FALLS: ACHIEVING WOMEN’S RIGHTS. VOLUME 12.  Developed by Cobblestone Publishing Company, this source is a comprehensive collection of 127 primary source documents surveying the women’s rights movement from Colonial times to the Equal Rights Amendment.  Each document contains a fully annotated description.  The volume also includes 20 teaching units with hundreds of related activities as well as document-based questions and worksheets.  For grades 5 and up.

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