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New resource: Women and Social Movements in the United States

The library recently purchased access to the scholar’s edition of Alexander Street Press’ Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000. From the publisher’s description:

Women and Social Movements in the United States brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. It’s one of the most heavily visited resources for women’s studies on the Web, and it appeals to students and scholars at all levels.

The new Scholar’s Edition features enhanced content and search tools that make it ideal for research and scholarship. It includes the Basic Edition plus 75,000 additional pages of previously inaccessible data and statistics from the publications of local and state commissions on women since 1963. These publications embrace an astonishing range of issues, employing pamphlets, posters, personal narratives, advice literature, training guides, interviews, and other ephemera that provide snapshots of women’s struggle for equality over time and across regions. The items are rich in personal testimony, chronologies, milestones, biographies, laws and legal challenges, recommendations, training instruction, and self-help guides.

The Scholar’s Edition will also include an indexed, searchable online edition of the highly respected research tool, Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary (5 vols, 1971-2004), fully integrated into the broader Women and Social Movements database.

This purchase was made possible in part by generous gifts of Dr. Joe Ezell to the Library’s Ezell History Endowment.

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