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Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820: Home

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Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires since 1820 explores prominent themes in world history since 1820: conquest, colonization, settlement, resistance, and post-coloniality, as told through women’s voices. With a clear focus on bringing the voices of the colonized to the forefront, this highly-curated archive and database includes documents related to the Habsburg Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the British, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, and United States Empires, and settler societies in the United States, New Zealand and Australia.

Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires offers clusters of documents in nine categories:  

  • Asian Empires, 1842-2001
  • European Empires, 1820-2005
  • Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1860-2015
  • Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Balkans, 1820-1990
  • Native Women in North America, 1915-2010
  • Settler Society in North America, 1805-1940
  • South Africa, 1899-1987
  • United States Empire, 1820-2004
  • Women’s Global Networks in Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds, 1883-2007 

Document Cluster page for South Africa, 1899-1994: African American and Black African Women Build Civil Society in South Africa, 1920-1960