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American Journey: Women in America

General Editor: Elizabeth Frost Knappman. Advisory Board: Erica Bauermeister, Roslyn A. Bernstein, Richard Buel, Jr., Sandra Senior Dauer, Keith Dauer, Kathryn Cullen-DuPont, Nany Frazier, Cynthia Fuchs Epstein, Maurice Isserman, Christine A. Lunardini, Carl Rollyson, Carl Schneider, and Dorothy Schneider.

Harriet Tubman, who escaped slavery and returned repeatedly to the South to help others flee, was also a Union scout, spy and nurse during the Civil War and an ardent supporter of women's suffrage. (Library of Congress)

AMERICAN JOURNEY: WOMEN IN A AMERICA gathers letters, photographs, audio clips, and works of art into a database that offers students a wide-ranging tour through the history of women in America, from colonial times to the 1990s. Students who delve into this resource will meet writers, rebels, suffragists, pioneers, spies and slaves. Each of them--prominent or obscure--has an important and enlightening story to tell.

Labor union women on strike against Woolworth Department Stores in 1937. They won a forty-hour work week and a minimum weekly pay of $20.00. (Library of Congress)