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Women in U.S. history : a resource guide
Hardy, Lyda Mary.
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Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited, 2000.
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xvi, 344 pages ; 26 cm
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Discover the best books, Web sites, audiovisual items, and other materials to research notable women of the United States. Learn about women from Colonial times to the present day who have made strides in many fields of endeavor including the arts, literature, politics, religion, science, and sports. Materials listed feature women from all regions of the country and from many American cultural groups. The guide concentrates on materials published or produced during the 1990s, and its final section outlines the field of women's history in terms of its historiography, theory and methodology, and its place in education.

Author Notes

LYDA MARY HARDY is a school library media specialist, Gunnison High School, Colorado.

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School Library Journal Review

The first and largest section of this book contains an annotated bibliography of print and nonprint sources of information on women's history. One chapter is arranged chronologically from Colonial times to the present; another focuses on women of different nationalities and ethnic groups. Yet another, groups women by fields of endeavor-the arts, politics, religion, sports, etc. The resources are suitable for students in middle school and up; reading levels are included at the end of each entry. Most of the material has been written since 1990. The author indicates that the resources are recommended but doesn't say by whom. Complete bibliographic data is included. Annotations are informative, containing detailed summaries as well as types of illustrations and end matter found in each title. Books are listed first, followed by nonbook materials, including videos, posters, Web sites, and simulations. In the second section, the author discusses the history of women in this country and the history and evolution of theory and methodology in women's studies; another talks about gender education in our schools. Aside from that chapter, which sermonizes a bit, this work has much to offer. Hardy did an admirable job of researching the topic, organizing current sources, summarizing her findings, and drawing conclusions. A solid title for academic use where women's history is studied.-Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

Hardy examines the role of women in US history in bibliographies and essays that combine books and nonbook sources (including Web sites). The book has six parts: the first three are subdivided into subject bibliographies; part 4, "Historiography of Women in the United States;" part 5, "Women's History Theory and Methodology;" and part 6, "Transcended Education." The bibliographies include material published as late as 1998 and are critically annotated. In addition to bibliographic citations, entries indicate interest level: middle school, high school, college, or adult. A few topics are excluded: feminism, motherhood and family, and problems in women's studies. Although many other books on women's history exist, some broader in historical scope and others limited as this is to the US, this source does more by including historical theories, integration of women's history into the curriculum, and curriculum recommendations. A useful tool, especially for high school teachers; recommended for general and undergraduate collections. T. M. Racz; Eastern Michigan University

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
1 Women in United States History: An Overviewp. 1
General and Reference Materialsp. 2
Booksp. 2
Non-Book Materialp. 12
New World to New Nation, Prehistory to 1820p. 20
Generalp. 20
Booksp. 20
The Colonial Periodp. 21
Booksp. 21
Non-Book Materialp. 25
Salem Witchcraftp. 26
Booksp. 26
Non-Book Materialp. 27
American Revolutionp. 28
Booksp. 28
Non-Book Materialp. 30
Period of the New Republicp. 31
Booksp. 31
Non-Book Materialp. 34
Victorians to Voters, 1820 to 1920p. 35
Generalp. 35
Booksp. 35
Non-Book Materialp. 40
Industrial Revolution and the Labor Movementp. 44
Booksp. 44
Non-Book Materialp. 47
Victorian Domesticityp. 48
Booksp. 48
Non-Book Materialp. 50
Westward Migrationp. 50
Booksp. 50
Non-Book Materialp. 58
Abolition and Civil Warp. 63
Booksp. 63
Non-Book Materialp. 76
Suffrage and Feminismp. 78
Booksp. 78
Non-Book Materialp. 88
Reformp. 94
Booksp. 94
Non-Book Materialp. 100
World War Ip. 102
Booksp. 102
Non-Book Materialp. 103
New Milieu to New Millennium, 1920 to 2000p. 104
Generalp. 104
Booksp. 104
Non-Book Materialp. 109
The 1920sp. 113
Booksp. 113
Non-Book Materialp. 114
The 1930sp. 114
Booksp. 114
World War IIp. 116
Booksp. 116
Non-Book Materialp. 120
The 1950sp. 120
Booksp. 120
Civil Rightsp. 123
Booksp. 123
Non-Book Materialp. 127
Women's Movementp. 128
Booksp. 128
Non-Book Materialp. 131
Vietnam War and the Counterculturep. 132
Booksp. 132
Non-Book Materialp. 134
2 The Female Experiencep. 135
General and Regional Materialsp. 136
Booksp. 136
Non-Book Materialp. 139
African Americansp. 140
Booksp. 140
Non-Book Materialp. 147
Asian Americansp. 149
Booksp. 149
Non-Book Materialp. 152
European Americansp. 154
Booksp. 154
Non-Book Materialp. 155
Jewish Americansp. 155
Booksp. 155
Non-Book Materialp. 159
Latinasp. 159
Booksp. 159
Non-Book Materialp. 161
Native Americansp. 163
Booksp. 163
Non-Book Materialp. 169
3 The Province of Womenp. 173
The Artsp. 174
Booksp. 174
Non-Book Materialp. 185
Literaturep. 186
Booksp. 186
Non-Book Materialp. 195
Politicsp. 197
Booksp. 197
Non-Book Materialp. 201
Religionp. 204
Booksp. 204
Science and Technologyp. 210
Booksp. 210
Non-Book Materialp. 218
Sexuality, Reproduction, and Identityp. 222
Booksp. 222
Non-Book Materialp. 230
Sports and Recreationp. 233
Booksp. 233
Non-Book Materialp. 237
Workp. 239
Booksp. 239
Non-Book Materialp. 247
4 Historiography of Women in the United Statesp. 251
Women in the Colonial and Revolutionary Periodsp. 253
Early Biographical Collectionsp. 254
Suffrage Historiansp. 256
Emerging Authoritiesp. 259
Beginnings of Professionalismp. 260
Changes in the Twentieth Centuryp. 263
Women in Historyp. 265
Feminism Rebornp. 266
A Discipline Emergesp. 268
Women's History Boomp. 270
Referencesp. 275
5 Women's History Theory and Methodologyp. 279
Overview of Historical Theoryp. 280
Theories of Women's Historyp. 283
Issues in Women's Historyp. 285
Defining Womenp. 286
Documenting Women's Experience Through Sourcesp. 288
Historical Periodsp. 289
Integration of Women's Historyp. 290
Pedagogy of Women's Historyp. 291
Institutional Integrationp. 292
Curricula Modelsp. 294
Teaching Methodsp. 295
Referencesp. 298
6 Transcended Educationp. 301
Transcended Researchp. 303
The Three Curriculap. 307
Classroom As Curriculump. 307
Standard Curriculump. 310
The Evaded Curriculump. 311
Single-Sex Classroomsp. 313
Referencesp. 314
Appendixp. 317
Author/Title Indexp. 319
Subject Indexp. 335