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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 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 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)

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)

Archiving Early America

Brief History of Beauty and Hygiene Products

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

Caroline Norton (1808-1877)

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

Courtship and Marriage, 19th century

Documenting the American South

Documents from the Women's Liberation Movement

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

Emma Goldmen Papers

Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters - Duke University Special Collections Library

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

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

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

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

George Grantham Bain Photographic Collection

Gerritsen Collection: Women's History Online

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

Hartford Courant Historical Archive 1774 - Current

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

Home Economics Archive: Research Tradition History (HEARTH)

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

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

Lower East Side Tenement >Museum

Making of America

Making of America, Cornell University

Margaret Sanger Papers Project (The)

Mary Harris "Mother " Jones

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 Women's History Project

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

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.

Our Documents

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

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

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

Sarah Grimke, Angelina Grimke

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

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

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

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

Temperance & Prohibition

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

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)

Women and Marxism

Women, Enterprise & Society

Women in America, 1820-1842

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

Women Working, 1800-1930

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

Women's History Month, Library of Congress

Women's Studies Online Resources

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)