Resources for Women’s History Month

The internet has excellent resources on women’s history. One is a site for the history of U.S. woman’s suffrage, created by the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM). It features primary source documents, lesson plans, speeches, photographs and more related to the long struggle for voting rights for women.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing c. 1880-1902 Library of Congress

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing
c. 1880-1902
Library of Congress

The website Status of Women in the States provides up-to-date data on women’s progress in 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the United States overall, in five key areas: Employment, Education, & Economic Change; Democracy & Society; Poverty, Welfare, & Income Security; Work & Family; and Health & Safety.

From the section on Reproductive Rights

From the section on Reproductive Rights

The University of Virginia has a site that has digitized biographies of women. You can search or browse by name.

Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a women’s right activist throughout her life

Sojourner Truth was an abolitionist and a women’s right activist throughout her life

Many resources focus on women’s legal history. Just a small sample includes:

A Legislative History of Women’s History Month from the Library of Congress

A Timeline of Women’s Legal History in the United States (from Stanford)

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One Hundred Years Toward Suffrage: An Overview

The History of the Equal Rights Amendment

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Women’s Law Project

Women’s Stats Project

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List of and Links to Articles on Women’s Legal History

Resources on Marriage and Coverture

Has equal opportunity in the U.S. been achieved? You can access some of the latest stats are here and here.

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