Series: Women in American History

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Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias by Susan E. Cayleff
Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry (Women in American History) by Tiffany M. Gill
Becoming Citizens: The Emergence and Development of the California Women's Movement, 1880-1911 by Gayle Gullett
Better Than Second Best: Love and Work in the Life of Helen Magill by Glenn C. Altschuler
Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930 by Sharon Hartman Strom
Black Women and Politics in New York City by Julie A. Gallagher
Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920 by Lara Vapnek
The Business of Charity: The Woman's Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 by Kathleen Sander
I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl by Hilda Polacheck
The Challenge of Feminist Biography: Writing the Lives of Modern American Women by Sara Alpern
Civil Wars: Women and the Crisis of Southern Nationalism by George C. Rable
The common ground of womanhood: class, gender, and working girls' clubs, 1884-1928 by Priscilla Murolo
Creating the New Woman: The Rise of Southern Women's Progressive Culture in Texas, 1893-1918 by Judith N. McArthur
Demanding Child Care: Women's Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940-1971 by Natalie M. Fousekis
Dishing It Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century by Dorothy Cobble
The Female Economy: The Millinery and Dressmaking Trades, 1860-1930 by Wendy Gamber
Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States by Stephanie Gilmore
For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Chana Kai Lee
Friends and Sisters: Letters between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-93 by Carol Lasser
Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction by Laura F. Edwards
Habits of Compassion: Irish Catholic Nuns and the Origins of New York's Welfare System, 1830-1920 by Maureen Fitzgerald
A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from Slavery to Freedom in South Carolina by Leslie A. Schwalm
In a Generous Spirit: A First-Person Biography of Myra Page by Christina Looper Baker
Labor's Flaming Youth: Telephone Operators and Worker Militancy, 1878-1923 by Stephen H. Norwood
The Making of "Mammy Pleasant": A Black Entrepreneur in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco by Lynn M. Hudson
Marching Together: Women of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters by Melinda Chateauvert
Mining Cultures: Men, Women, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41 by Mary Murphy
Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80 by Marli F. Weiner
Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare, and the State, 1890-1930 by Molly Ladd-Taylor
Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History by Anne Firor Scott
Private Matters: American Attitudes toward Childbearing and Infant Nurture in the Urban North, 1800-1860 by Sylvia D. Hoffert
Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism, 1873-1933 by Alison M. Parker
Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C. by Anne M. Valk
Radicals of the Worst Sort: Laboring Women in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1860-1912 by Ardis Cameron
Reading, Writing, and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville by Sonya Ramsey
Reform, labor, and feminism : Margaret Dreier Robins and the Women's Trade Union League by Elizabeth Anne Payne
The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention by Judith Wellman
Selected Letters of Lucretia Coffin Mott by Lucretia Coffin Mott
Sex Radicals and the Quest for Women's Equality by Joanne E. Passet
Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s by Nancy A. Hewitt
Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865 by Christine Jacobson Carter
Swing the Sickle for the Harvest is Ripe: Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia by Daina Berry
U.S. Women in Struggle: A Feminist Studies Anthology by Claire Goldberg Moses
Visible Women: New Essays on American Activism by Nancy A. Hewitt
We, too, are Americans : African American women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54 by Megan Taylor Shockley
Winter Friends: Women Growing Old in the New Republic, 1785-1835 by Terri L. Premo
Women and the Republican Party, 1854-1924 by melanie gustafson
Women Doctors in Gilded-Age Washington: Race, Gender, and Professionalization (Women in American History) by Gloria Moldow
Working Women of Collar City: Gender, Class, and Community in Troy, 1864-86 by Carole Turbin
Writing Out My Heart: Selections from the Journal of Frances E. Willard, 1855-96 by Carolyn De Swarte Gifford

Related tags


  1. Century of Struggle: The Woman's Rights Movement in the United States by Eleanor Flexner (1959)
  2. Born for Liberty: A History of Women in America by Sara M. Evans (1989)
  3. Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896-1920 by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore (1996)
  4. Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Gender and American Culture) by Barbara Ransby (2003)
  5. Women's America: Refocusing the Past by Linda K. Kerber (1982)
  6. Out to Work: The History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States by Alice Kessler-Harris (1982)
  7. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph (2003)
  8. Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally McMillen (2008)
  9. The Female Experience: An American Documentary by Gerda Lerner (1977)
  10. Home and Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic by Jeanne Boydston (1990)
  11. The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Woman's Rights and Abolition by Gerda Lerner (1967)
  12. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-1869 by Ellen Carol DuBois (1978)
  13. Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture by Kathy Peiss (1980)
  14. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones (1985)
  15. Tiger Woods: Golf's Young Master by S.A. Kramer (1997)

Series description

Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson
Series Editors: Anne Firor Scott, Susan Armitage, Susan K. Cahn, and Deborah Gray White

Women in American History seeks to publish books that address the varieties of American women's experiences across race, region, class, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, and other categories of identity and difference. The series editors welcome projects that are explicitly comparative in focus and those that provide in-depth explorations of particular groups, institutions, events, and eras.
From the University of Illinois Press series page

LT is missing:
Reinventing marriage : the love and work of Alice Freeman Palmer and George Herbert Palmer by Lori Kenschaft (2005);
Widows and orphans first : the family economy and social welfare policy, 1880-1939 by S.J. Kleinberg (2005);
The Women’s Joint Congressional Committee and the politics of maternalism, 1920-30 by Jan Doolittle Wilson (2007)

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Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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