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Coming Soon. A database of Primary Sources, organized chronologically, is also available. To learn more about the raw materials of history, link to over 300 historical documents and images, including pages of Martha Ballard's diary and photographs of women in the Civil Rights Movement. Your instructor may ask you to examine various documents and write your own interpretation of them. You can also use the documents on your own in conducting research for a paper or in preparing a presentation.


Women and the American Experience: A Concise History 2/e
Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900 2/e

Women and the American Experience 3/e

Modern American Women: A documentary History 2/e




Primary Sources:

Twentienth Century

See a photograph of New York women sewing a pair of pants in a typical 1900 style at http://americanhistory.si.edu/sweatshops/history/2t30.htm

Look at a 1910 sewing machine at http://americanhistory.si.edu/sweatshops/history/2t38.htm.

Look at http://womhist.binghamton.edu/shirt/doclist.htm to find links to 23 primary source documents on relations between strikers in New York City’s Shirtwaist Strike of 1909-1910.

Find 28 documents and 4 images relating to the 1912 Lawrence Strike at http://womhist.binghamton.edu/law/doclist.htm.  

Link to 17 original documents that discuss how the American Association of University Women contributed to women’s education in the early 20th-century at http://womhist.binghamton.edu/aauw/doclist.htm.   

Find links to four original documents marking the changes in the reform agenda of the Minnesota Women’s Christian Temperance Movement 1878-1917 at http://womhist.binghamton.edu/wctu/doclist.htm

Read 17 documents written by women in 1915 as they traveled around warring European capitals trying to make peace after the International Congress of Women at http://womhist.binghamton.edu/hague/doclist.htm

Read part of Susan B. Anthony’s trial for voting before women had the legal right to vote at http://www.britannica.com/women/pri/Q00170.html

Look at a photograph of a 1912 suffrage parade in New York at http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/thumbnail279.html

See photographs of a 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. at http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/thumbnail283.html and http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/thumbnail282.html

View “College Day in the Picket Line,” a 1912 photograph, at http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?pp/ils:@bandnot(@FIELD(NUMBER+3a32338)@FIELD(COLLID+cphx)).  

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