Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000

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Women and Social Movements contains the following resources:

  • 91 document projects that interpret and present documents, most of which are not otherwise available online. Each document project poses an interpretive question and provides a collection of documents that address the question. Altogether these document projects provide more than 3,600 documents, approximately 780 images, and over 700 links to other websites. They demonstrate that historical analysis is an interpretive process based on documents. Viewers of the site are encouraged to participate in that interpretive process. We expect to add twelve new document projects annually. Women and Social Movements is also now accepting submissions of document projects for consideration for online publication. See below for more information.
  • More than 150,000 pages of full-text documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements. These materials have been selected by the Editors for their relevance to the focus of the website. We plan to add 5,000 additional pages of documents annually.
  • A dictionary of social movements and organizations.
  • A chronology of U.S. Women's History.
  • Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects. 

(from the website)

Canadian Women and Social Movements
In October 2009, a special edition for Canadian women was released: Volume 13, Number 2.

Editors for this project included Canadian feminist historians Lara Campbell (Simon Fraser University); Nancy Janovicek (University of Calgary); Tamar Myers (University of British Columbia); and Joan Sangster (Trent University). This issue includes two dedicated document projects on Canadian feminism, one from Trent University faculty members Margaret Hobbs and Susan Wurtele.

This is an Alexander Street database, unique because they provide full text and primary documents. It can be browsed by author, by source, by year, by project, by movement, and chronologically. It also contains a powerful search engine.


This database has been combined with Primary Sources of the Women's Movement. It includes the full text of the documents included.

1600 - present
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