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General Reading

  • Lois W. Banner, Women in Modern America: A Brief History, Harcourt Brace, 1994

  • Sara M. Evans, Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America, The Free Press, 1997

  • Rosalind Rosenberg, Divided Lives: American Women in the 20th century, Noonday Press, 1992

  • Doris L. Weatherford, American Women's History, Macmillan General Reference, 1994

Books for Young Readers

  • Nancy F. Cott, The Young Oxford History of Women in the United States, London: Oxford University Press, 1998

Reference Collections

  • Gerda Lerner, Black Women in White America: A Documentary History, Vintage Books, 1992

  • Irene Franck and David Brownstone, The Women's Desk Reference, Viking Press, 1993

  • Cristine Lunardini, What Every American Women Should Know About Women's History, Adams Media Corp, 1996.

  • Angela Howard Zophy and Frances M. Kavenik, Handbook of American Women's History, Garland Press, 1990.

Historic Places Associated With Women's History

  • Heather Huyck, "Beyond John Wayne: Using Historic Sites to Interpret Women's History," in Lillian Schliessel, Vick L. Ruiz and Janice Monk, eds., Western Women, Their Land, Their Lives, University of New Mexico Press, 1988.

  • Page Putnam Miller (ed), Reclaiming the Past: Landmarks of Women's History, Indiana University Press, 1992.

  • Lynn Sheer and Jurate Kazickas, Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks, Times Books, 1994.

  • Marion Tinling, Women Remembered: A Guide to Landmarks of Women's History in the United States, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1986.

Biographical Directories

  • Edward James, et al. (eds), Notable American Women, 1607-1950: A Biographical Dictionary, Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1971.

  • Robert McHenry (ed) Famous American Women : A Biographical Dictionary from Colonial Times...to the Present , Peter Smith Publishers, 1984.

Women's History Resources on the Web

  • Living the Legacy: 1848-1998
    A site devoted to the history of the Women's Rights Movement.

  • National Women's History Project
    This organization fosters awareness of Women's contributions to American History -- very useful history links.

  • National Women's Hall of Fame
    Find out about the 125 women who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

  • Godey's Lady's Book Online
    This site features several complete issues of one of the 19th century's most popular women's magazines.

  • Declaration of Sentiments
    In 1848, the world's first Women's Rights Convention met in Seneca Falls, New York. This site features the full Declaration of Sentiments, and the names of the people who signed it.

  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women's Consortium
    This consortium provides forums for discussion of women and community issues and supports women's history, culture, education, leadership and equity.

  • Women's Rights National Historic Park
    The site of the America's first Women's Rights Convention, administered and interpreted by the National Park Service.

  • Teaching With Historic Places Lesson Plan
    Learn more about Madam C.J. Walker in one of the National Register's online lesson plans: Two American Entrepreneurs: Madam C.J. Walker and J.C. Penney.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
    Eleanor Roosevelt's final home, Val-Kill, administered and interpreted by the National Park Service.
  • Teaching with Historic Places
    This website, maintained by the National Park Service, offers online classroom-ready place-based lesson plans created by historians and educators to help teachers use historic places in the classroom.  Each lesson is linked to national standards for history and the social studies.

  • Minute Man National Park
    In addition to its Revolutionary War associations, this park also preserves and interprets The Wayside, the home of authors Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Sidney, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

  • Lowell National Historical Park
    This park, administered and interpreted by the National Park Service, traces the early development of America's Industrial Revolution, and the "mill girls" who first worked the factories there.

  • Adams National Historic Site
    The home of Abigail Adams, and her husband President John Adams and her son, President John Quincy Adams.

  • U.S. General Services Administration
    G.S.A.'s valuable collection of sites and on-line exhibitions involved with the 150th anniversary of the Women's Rights Convention.

    Travel Web Sites for New York and Massachusetts

  • Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
    Visit the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism web site, including the site's extensive list of historic attractions.

  • New York Travel and Tourism
    Home page of the "I love New York" tourism program, this site includes various resources for travel in New York, and history themed tours and trips in the "I love historic New York" pages.

  • National Scenic Byways Program
    This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Seaway Trail website for more ideas.

  • Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries 
    Other travel itineraries in the National Park Service's ongoing series include many historic destinations that you can visit online or in person.  Each itinerary spotlights a different geographic region, community, or theme.

    Massachusetts and New York Preservation Resources

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Learn about the programs of the oldest national non-profit preservation organization.

  • Historic Hotels of America
    A feature of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Heritage Traveler program that provides information on historic hotels and package tours in the vicinity of this itinerary.

  • National Park Service Office of Sustainable Tourism
    National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.

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