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

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 to 2000 brings together innovative scholarship, primary documents, books, images, essays, book and  website reviews, teaching tools, and more. It combines the analytic power of a database with the new scholarly insights of a peer-reviewed journal. Published twice a year since 2004, the database/journal is edited by Rebecca Jo Plant and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu of the University of California, San Diego and University of California, Irvine respectively, with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the country.

It is organized around document projects, works of scholarship that link an interpretive essay to 20 or more related primary documents, leading users step by step from discovery to contextual understanding. Four new document projects are added every year. Recent examples include:

  • “Progressive Reformers, the Russian Revolution, and the Politics of Friendship: American Women's Ties to Revolutionary Catherine Breshkovsky” by Chelsea Gibson
  • “U.S. Empire and American Women Missionaries in Japan: Lizzie Poorbaugh and Japanese School Girls” by Rui Kohiyama and Helen Ballahatchet

Each semiannual issue adds 2,500 pages of primary source collections. These carefully curated and deeply indexed resources include:

  • The History of Woman Suffrage (six volumes, 1881–1922).
  • Proceedings of the national conventions of women’s anti-slavery societies in the 1830s.
  • Women’s Rights Conventions (1848–1969).
  • Annual conventions of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (1874–1898).
  • Publications of the League of Women Voters (1920–2000).
  • More than 50 state reports addressing gender bias in the courts.

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600 to 2000 moved to a new Alexander Street platform (LAZR) in May 2018.

  • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, edited by Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Sklar is available for perpetual access purchase.
  • Women and Social in the United States, 1600-2000, edited by Rebecca Jo Plant and Judy Tzu-Chun Wu is available for perpetual access through an annual update purchase.
  • Combined editions are available for subscription.