American Women's History
A Research Guide/African-American Women
Born in Slavery
Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
The Emma Goldman Papers
Emma Goldman (1869–1940) stands as a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism. An influential and well-known anarchist of her day, Goldman was an early advocate of free speech, birth control, woman's equality and independence, and union organization.
Frederick Engels (1820-1895)
Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
From Slavery to Freedom
The African American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909
Russell, Thomas H. "Girls fight for a Living"
How to Protect Working Women from the Dangers of Low Wages1913.
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
Proletarians and Communists, from The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx 1867
From Capital Vol I part IV, The Production of Relative Surplus Value, Ch. 15: Machinery and Modern Industry. Section 3a — The Employment of Women and Children
National Archives and Records Administration
Pathfinder to Women's History Resources
(Image courtesy of the Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library
Property of the Bridgeport History Center)
On the Lower East Side
Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century
Portraits of a Ladies' Strike
Perspectives of the Uprising of the 20,000
U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau
Established by Congress in 1920, is the only federal agency mandated to represent the needs of wage-earning women in the public policy process.