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Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. history and U.S. women's history. Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding about U.S. women’s history generally and at the same time make those insights accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. The collection currently includes 125 document projects and archives with more than 5,100 documents and 175,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by 2,800 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. Those subscribing to the Scholar's Edition can access the online version of Notable American Women or the database on Commissions on the Status of Women.

OUR CROWDSOURCING EFFORTS: Looking toward the upcoming centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment that gave women nationally the right to vote, we are preparing an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. For this project we are preparing biographical sketches of Black Woman Suffragists and supporters of the National Woman’s Party and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. We expect this work will yield names of more than 3,000 activists. We are working with colleagues who are writing biographical sketches, copyediting sketches, or supervising the work of students. If you are able to participate in this project during the next two years, please email Tom Dublin, who is coordinating this effort.

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Volume 22 Number 1

22.1 March (2018) How Did Eleanor Roosevelt’s Alliance with Women in the Labor Movement Benefit Working Women and Contribute to Her Emergence as a Significant Voice for Democracy and Human Rights, 1902-1962?, by Mary Jo Binker and Brigid O'Farrell.

Volume 22 Number 1

22.1 March (2018) Biographical Database of Militant Woman Suffragists, 1913-1920, by Jill Zahniser.

Volume 22 Number 1

22.1 March (2018) Equal Rights Periodicals, by National Woman's Party