READ ABOUT WOMEN'S HISTORY:
In Women's History Month and throughout the year.
A Short List of Sources
Compiled by Sheridan Harvey, Reference Specialist
In the last ten years the Library of Congress has cataloged
almost 3,500 books on women's history. Over 900 of these were
published since 1989. The following list can give only the
briefest glimpse of this diverse and fascinating outpouring. The
titles were selected to enable curious readers to identify other
works in the field, to introduce some major historians, and to
give a sample of the variety of subjects, approaches, and formats
The following three annotated bibliographies cover all
aspects of women's studies. Each has a section on history.
Women's studies : a recommended core bibliography. --
Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1979. -- 670 p.
Women's studies : a recommended core bibliography, 1980-
1985. -- Littleton, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 1987. --
xvi, 538 p.
Women's studies : a guide to information sources. --
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1990. -- 278 p.
Conway, Jill K.
The female experience in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century
America : a guide to the history of American women. -- New
York : Garland Pub., 1982. -- xxiv, 290 p.
Brief critical surveys of fifty-two subject areas, with
Women in western European history : a select chronological
geographical and topical bibliography. -- Westport, Conn. :
Greenwood Press, c. 1982- . -- v. <1 >
This unannotated bibliography of more than 23,000 books and
articles is a starting point for research on western European
-----. First supplement. -- 1986. -- 699 p.
Z7961.F74 1982 Suppl.
The Gerritsen collection of women's history [microform]. -- Glen
Rock, N.J. : Microfilming Corp. of America, . --
17,556 microfiches + 241 microfilm reels.
Microfiche (w) 82/12 (H)
Accompanied by printed guide entitled The Gerritsen collection
of women's history, 1543-1945 (HQ1121.G43 1983)
One of many microform collections about women, this set contains
over 4,500 European and American books, periodicals, and
Women's history sources : a guide to archives and manuscript
collections in the United States / edited by Andrea Hinding.
-- -- New York : Bowker, 1979. -- 2 v.
Vol. 2 edited by Suzanna Moody.
A primary reference tool for locating United States repositories
of unpublished materials by and about women.
Women's life in Greece and Rome. -- Baltimore : Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1982. -- xiii, 294 p.
Rev. and enl. ed. of: Women in Greece and Rome. 1977.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Translations of ancient sources reveal much about women in the
Women's periodicals and newspapers from the 18th century to 1981.
edited by James P. Danky -- Boston : G.K. Hall, c1982. --
xxiv, 376 p.
A guide to almost 1,500 titles.
Becoming visible : women in European history. -- Boston :
Houghton Mifflin, c1977. -- x, 510 p. : ill.
Includes Joan Kelly Gadol's essay, "Did Women Have a
Liberating women's history : theoretical and critical essays /
edited by Berenice A. Carroll. -- Urbana : University of
Illinois Press, c1976. -- xiv, 434 p.
Another path-breaking collection of essays by historians who are
prominent in the field.
Anderson, Bonnie S.
A history of their own : women in Europe from prehistory to
the present. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Harper & Row, c1988. -
- 2 v. : ill.
Bibliography: v. 1, p. -552; v. 2, p. -534.
Evans, Sara M.
Born for liberty : a history of women in America. -- New
York : Free Press, c1989. -- xii, 386 p.,  p. of plates.
Century of struggle : the woman's rights movement in the
United States. -- Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of
Harvard University Press, 1975. -- xiii, 405 p.
Odd girls and twilight lovers : a history of lesbian life in
twentieth-century America. -- New York : Columbia University
Press, c1991. -- viii, 373 p. : ill.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -361) and index.
When and where I enter : the impact of Black women on race
and sex in America. -- New York : W. Morrow, 1984. -- 408 p.
Bibliography: p. 389-393.
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