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In progress: Religion and Women

A global and historical examination of women's role in religion and religion's role in women's lives.

Gobal Issues: Human Trafficking

An examination and analysis of ths modern form of slavery, with an in-depth look at human trafficking in the United States, Belize, India, Nigeria, and The Netherlands.

American Women Activists' Writings

Anne Hutchinson's testimony on behalf of religious freedom, Sojourner Truth's memories of slavery, Elizabeth Cady Stanton's reflection on America's first women's rights convention, Clara Barton's plea for International Red Cross membership, and more, through Rachel Carson's words on the environment, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reaction to her Supreme Court appointment, and Eileen Collins' thoughtful appraisal of earth while aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

The Encyclopedia of Women's History in America

The first edition of this encyclopedia won wide praise and designation as a New York Public Library "Outstanding Reference Book of 1997" for its accurate and detailed account of the events, movements, court cases, documents and important figures that make up women's history in America, from a biography of colonial poet Anne Bradstreet to a discussion of sexual harrasment law. This new edition builds on the success of the first, adding new entries that track women's continued progress and updating the original information as well.

Women's Rights on Trial

Each trial covered in this book represents a legal and historical milestone for Ameican women. The trials are divided into six topical categories and arranged chronologically within each of these sections: Crimes of Conscience and Nonconformity; Crime and Punishment; Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship; Reproductive Rights; Marriage, Parenting and Divorce; and Women at Work. The account of each trial begins with an at-a-glance presentation of major facts, while the main body of each account explores the trial in a narrative manner, with detailed attention to its impact, historical significance, and the legal issues involved. Elizabeth Frost-Knappman, co-author.

Women's Suffrage in America: An Eyewitness History

This chronicle of the women's suffrage campaign provides hundreds of firsthand accounts--from diary entries, letters, speeches, and newspaper accounts--that illustrate how the struggle appeared to those who lived through it. Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those of Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Frederick Douglass, Carrie Chapman Catt and Woodrow Wilson. Their reflections, and those of so many others involved in the campaign, are given historical context by the essays and chronologies that introduce each chapter. Elizabeth Frost-Knappman, co-editor.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Women's Liberty

Named a New York Public Library "Best Book for the Teen Age" in 1994, this biography provides young readers with a vivid portait of the life and work of one of the premier figures in the women's rights movement. It follows Elizabeth Cady Stanton from her earliest encounters with sexism to the writing of her last letter to President Theodore Roosevelt, asking that he support women's suffrage. The most complete biography of Elizabeth Cady Stanton available for young adults. Grades 6+

Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography

With an introduction by Kathryn Cullen-DuPont. Sanger's autobiography is both the story of a remarkable life and the history of a movement. Working as a nurse with New York City's poor convinced Margaret Sanger that access to contraception was imperative if women were ever to achieve true automony and control over their lives. Against fierce opposition, including arrest and imprisonment, she founded the birth control movement and led a successful crusade for the dissemination of birth control information both in America and internationally.

Great American Trials

Two hundred of America's most famous--and infamous--courtroom battles, including: the Salem Witchcraft Trials (1692), the Boston Massacre Trials (1770), Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831), the Lizzie Bordon Trial (1893), the Scottsboro Trials (1931), Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Angela Davis Trial (1972), U.S. v. Nixon (1974), In the Matter of Karen Ann Quinlan (1975), the New Bedford Rape Trial (1984), and the Mapplethorpe Obscenity Trial (1990). Contributing author.

American Journey: Women in America

This accessible collection of historical primary source materials, presented in a multimedia CD-ROM format, enables students of women's history to explore the past through actual letters, journals, photos, maps, memoirs, and newspaper articles, plus audio clips of speeches, songs and interviews. Contributing author and member of the advisory board.