Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America
This small encyclopedia gives short introductions to some of the many roles women have played throughout American history. Its focus is on political history and it contains articles on women’s organizations, books and newspapers published by women, speeches given, demonstrations, conventions, and legal opinions concerning issues of interest to women. It also has short biographies of some notable women, but is more of a history of the women’s movement than a collection of biographies. References for further reading are given after each article. The documents section includes the text of the constitution, some laws relating to the status of women in different states and various legal decisions impacting on everything from a 10 hour work day to sexual harassment in the workplace.