Monday, March 23, 2009

Women and Social Movements

Hello again, I'm here to share another database with you! In honor of Women's History Month, may I present Women and Social Movements.

WASM is a database focusing on the achievements of women in America from the 1600s to the year 2000. According to the site, "this collection seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding at the same time that it makes the insights of women's history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools." The database includes a semi-annual online journal, "Women and Social Movements of the United States," as well as the biographical dictionary Notable American Women and the database of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. All in all, 87 document projects with almost 2,700 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents and more than 2,060 primary authors are included.

WASM is a useful resource for students of American history and women's history.

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