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United States Women's History Primary Resources

Over one thousand links to primary sources.


Sabotage - by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn  

Sally Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture  

Sarah Grimke, Angelina Grimke    

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe College  

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image  

Selected Historical Documents Online – Women, The National Archives  

Select Petitions to Congress Reflecting Women's Involvement in the Nation's Civic Affairs, 1789 – 1917/National Archives and Records Administration  

The Seneca Falls Declaration Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1848  

17th Century Colonial New England with special emphasis on the Essex County witch-hunt of 1692  

"She is More to be Pitied than Censured" Women, Sexuality and Murder in 19th Century America  

Slave Narratives. From the New Deal Network  

Smithsonian National Museum of American History  

Society for the Study of American Women Writers  

Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, Women's History Manuscripts  

Sources For National Association Of Colored Women And African-American Clubwomen, Race, And Reform  

Sources in U.S. Women's Labor History – The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives  

Standards for the employment of women in industry. Washington: G.P.O., 1921  

Studies in Scarlet: Marriage and Sexuality in the U.S. and U.K., 1815-1914  

Studies, Treatises, Union Publications, And Vocational Texts, 1845 - 1970s  

The Subjection of Women - Full text of John Stuart Mill's famous book, 1869  

Suffragists Oral History Project  

Supreme Court Decisions 1937 - 1975

Rosa Parks, laborer and activist

After working all day as a seamstress on December 1, 1955 , Rosa Parks boarded a bus home in Montgomery, Alabama. After she sat down, the driver ordered her to give up her seat to a White passenger. She refused, and owing to segregation laws, she was arrested. "She became the face of the Montgomery Bus Boycott." In 1956, the Supreme Court overruled "racial segregation on municipal busses."--Excerpt from the Biography video.