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United States History - Primary Resources

United States Women's History


Accessible Archives 18th & 19th Century Periodicals

Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History Through Family Papers

African American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920

African-American Women On-line Archival Collections

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century  

Agents of Social Change, 20th Century Women's Activism

Alcohol, Temperance & Prohibition

America: History & Life (Ebsco)

American Association for the History of Nursing (AAHN)

American Cultural History the 19th century

American Women's Dime Novels, 1870-1920

American Women's History: A Research Guide

American Women's History: A Research Guide/African-American Women

American Women's History: A Research Guide American Indian Women

American Women's History: A Research Guide - Asian-American Women

American Women's History: A Research Guide Birth Control & Abortion

American Women's History: A Research Guide Colonial America

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Hispanic American Women

American Women's History: A Research Guide Jewish Women

American Women's History: A Research Guide Prostitution

American Women's History: A Research Guide Sexuality

American Women's History: A Research Guide Temperance

American Women's History: A Research Guide Violence Against Women

American Women's History: Subject Index to Research Sources (Library of Congress)

Aphra Behn Society- Celebrating Women in the Arts 1660-1830

Archival Sites for Women's Studies

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)

Archiving Early America

Ardent Spirits: the Origins of the American Temperance Movement

The Avalon Project at Yale 19th Century Documents

Between A Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 to Present

Beyond Nancy Drew: Literature in the Sallie Bingham Center For Women's History and Culture

Brief History of Beauty and Hygiene Products

By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920

Carnegie Mellon Libraries: History: Women's History: Primary Sources

Caroline Norton (1808-1877)

A Century of Law Making for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates 1774-1875

Charlotte Hawkins Brown Memorial

Civil War Women

Courtship and Marriage, 19th century

Crusader and feminist; letters of Jane Grey Swisshelm: 1858-1865

Digital Librarian - Women's History

Dime Novels and Penny Dreadfuls

Documenting the American South

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

Domestic Goddesses: AKA Scribbling Women - 19th Century Domestic Fiction

ED460914 - Seneca Falls: Achieving Woman's Rights. Teaching with Primary Sources Series, Volume 12.

Electronic Text Center: Women Writers

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Anthony Papers Project

Emma Goldmen Papers

Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters - Duke University Special Collections Library

Emory Women Writers Resource Project

Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project

Fashion of American Women and its Relationship to Manners and Morality

Female Nobel Prize Laureates

Feminist Theory Website

First Person Narratives of the American South

Five College Archives Digital Access Project

A Flowering of Affection: Victorian Valentine Cards at the Lilly Library

4000 Years of Women in Science

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

Frederick Engels (1820-1895) Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State 

From Domestic Goddesses to Suffragists: The Story of Women Told on Bookbindings, 1820-1920

From What was Domisticity to Modernity: What was Home Economics?

From Wollstonecraft to Mill: What British and European Ideas and Social Movements Influenced the Emergence of Feminism in the Atlantic World, 1792-1869?

George Grantham Bain Photographic Collection

Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online

Godey's Lady's Book

H-Women Internet Links

Half the People: 1917-1996 (PBS)

Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838 From the Campbell Family Papers

HarpWeek: Explore History Cartoons

Harriet Jacobs: Selected Writings and Correspondence

Hartford Courant Historical Archive 1774 - Current

Harvard University Library Open Collections Program Women Working, 1800 - 1930

Hearts at Home: Southern Women in the Civil War

Heaven will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn of the Century City

Historical Census Browser

Historical Publicataions of the United States Commission on Civil Rights

The History of Rape: A Bibliography

Home Economics Archive: Research Tradition History (HEARTH)

Housework in Late 19th Century America

How Did Women Needleworkers Influence New Deal Labor Policies in Puerto Rico?

How to Make it as a Women: Collective Biographical History from Victoria to the Present

How Women May Earn a Living by Helen Churchill Candee, 1891

Images Related to the Women's Suffrage Movement

An Individualist Feminist Compendium With Emphasis upon 19th Century America

Internet Sites for Teaching American History with Primary Source Documents

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Jewish Women's Archive

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

Karl Marx and Frederick Engels/ Proletarians and Communists, from The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx/ Wage Labour and Capital, the original 1891 pamphlet

Larcom, Lucy. "Among Lowell Mill-Girls: A Reminiscence." Atlantic Monthly 48 (Nov. 1881).

Lawrence Strike of 1912/Women Working  1800-1930 Open Collections Program

Lawrence Strike of 1912: "We want Bread, but we want Roses Too"

The Library Company of Philadelphia - American History & Culture of the 19th Century

Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement, 1848 - 1998

Lower East Side Tenement >Museum

Lucy Parsons: Woman of Will - Industrial Workers of the World leader

Making It Their Own: Women in the West

Making of America

Making of America, Cornell University

Margaret Sanger Papers Project (The)

Mary Harris "Mother " Jones

Memories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) by Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

MidWest Women's History Resources

Military Resources: Women in the Military

Military Women Veterans

Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Mothers in Uncle Toms America

National Archives and Records Administration Women's History Resources

National First Ladies' Archives

National Relations Labor Board - National Labor Relations Act (1935)

National Women's History Project

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850) Dictated by Sojourner Truth (ca.1797-1883); Edited by Olive Gilbert

National Collaborative for Women's History Sites

National First Ladies' Library Home Page

National Museum of Women in the Arts

National Women's Hall of Fame

National Women's History Museum

National Women's History Project

National Women's Trade Union League of America founded, 1903

New York Public Library Digital Library Collection

New York Times Historical Archives 1851-2001

19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution: Women's Right to Vote, 1920

19th Century American Literary, Historical, and Cultural Studies

The Nineteenth Century in Print: The Making of America in Books and Periodicals

The 1920's

Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

NYPL, Women's Studies Research Guide

On the first day of October in 1789, Martha Ballard heard that Rebecca Foster, the wife of the Reverend Mr. Isaac Foster, had accused Hallowell's local judge, Joseph North, of rape.

On the Lower East Side: Observations of Life in Lower Manhattan at the Turn of the Century

Our Documents

Oyez: U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia

Pathfinder for Women's History in the National Archives

Pennsylvania Gazette 1728-1800/Accessible Archives

People with a History An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History

Picture History the Primary Source for History Online

Portraits of a Ladies' Strike: Perspectives of the Uprising of the 20,000

Places Where Women Made History

Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library: Duke University

Recruitment of Female Operatives -- an Account from the 1840's

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

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

Selected Historical Documents Online - Women, The National Archives

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

Teaching & Learning Guide for: How Should We Look at Rape in Early America

Temperance & Prohibition

The Trade Union Woman

A Treatise on Domestic Economy; for the use of Young Ladies at Home, and at School. By Miss Catherine E. Beecher

The Triangle Factory Fire

Uncle Tom's America

University of Washington's Social Issues Photographs Digital Library

Upstate New York and the Women's Rights Movement

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Info.State.Gov/Picture Profiles

Victorian Dress Reform

Victorian Women's Writers Project

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft

Votes for Women: Selections from the National Women's Suffrage Association, 1848-1921

Webster, George Washington. A physiological basis for the shorter working day for women. Washington: G.P.O., 1921.

A Week in the Mill," from the Lowell Offering (1845)

With the Compliments of the Season: An online exhibition of Victorian holiday cards in the Lilly Library

Women and Marxism

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

Women, Enterprise & Society

Women in America, 1820-1842

Women in History at the Clements Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Women in the United States in the 19th Century

Women of Color Web Sites

Women Pioneers in American Memory

Women of Protest - Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party

Women Suffrage in Political Cartoons

Women Working, 1800-1930

Women Working, 1870-1930 a digital collection of primary sources for teaching, learning and research

Women's Bureau ( U.S. Government Department of Labor)

Women's History in Wisconsin

Women's History, Library of Congress

Women's History Month, Federal Resources for Education

Women's History Month, Library of Congress

Women's History Resources

Women's History Sources: A Guide to Manuscripts and Archival Collections

Women's Issues Then & Now: A Feminist Overview of the Past 2 Centuries

Women's Studies Database Film Reviews

A Women's Studies Digitization Project Initiative

Women's Studies Online Resources

Women's Studies Internet Resources

Women's Studies / Women's Issues Resource Sites

Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930:

Women's Work in the Long 19th Century

A Women's Work is Never Done

Worcester Women's History Project

Working Women, 1800-1930

Yale University Library (Women's Studies Research)