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Organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1700 and 2000, the website 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 brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. Women and Social Movements in the United States contains an extensive author database and a powerful full-text search engine.

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BWGF emphasizes the study of Black women, gender, families and communities. The journal welcomes research and theoretical submissions in history, sociology, anthropology, social psychology, education, economics, political science and English that are framed by Black Women's Studies perspectives and a policy or social analysis. Interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational studies of the African Diaspora and other women, families and communities of color are also encouraged. The journal coverage dates back to 2009 (Vol. 3) through the current issue.

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Cultural Critique provides a forum for international and interdisciplinary explorations of intellectual controversies, trends, and issues in culture, theory, and politics. Emphasizing critique rather than criticism, the journal draws on the diverse and conflictual approaches of Marxism, feminism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, political economy, and hermeneutics to offer readings in society and its transformation.
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differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies first appeared in 1989. In the ensuing years, the journal has established a critical forum where the problematic of differences is explored in texts ranging from the literary and the visual to the political and social. differences highlights theoretical debates across the disciplines that address the ways concepts and categories of difference--notably but not exclusively gender--operate within culture.
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Feminist Review is an international peer-reviewed journal. The journal was founded in 1979 with the objective of uniting "research and theory with political practice and contributing to the development of both." The journal remains committed to this objective and to the exploration and articulation of the socio-economic realities of women's lives. The aim is to promote materialist work which is informed by both socio-economic and cultural representational issues.
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Feminist Studies, first published in 1972, is the oldest continuing scholarly journal in the field of women's studies published in the U.S. Contents of the journal reflect its commitment to publishing an interdisciplinary body of feminist knowledge, in multiple genres (research, criticism, commentaries, creative work), that views the intersection of gender with racial identity, sexual orientation, economic means, geographical location, and physical ability as the touchstone for its intellectual analysis.
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Frontiers retains its original commitment to a broad mix of scholarly work, personal essays, and the arts and to multicultural and interdisciplinary perspectives offered in accessible language. The cross-disciplinary and culturally diverse nature of the journal's feminist content makes it an ideal source of women's history, cultural theory, literature, essays, art, criticism, and pedagogical approaches.
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GLIP Review aims to encourage research that challenges the stereotypes and assumptions of pathology that have often inhered to research on lesbians and gay men (among others). The aim of the Review is thus to facilitate discussion over the direction of lesbian and gay psychology in Australia, and to provide a forum with with academics, practitioners, and lay people may publish.

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The features you'll find in Gender & Society include: (1)Major articles framed by a theoretical perspective or policy issue that advances critical thinking. (2)Research reports present data of particular interest based upon sound and logical research design and methodology. (3)Book reviews summarize and evaluate recent publications. (4) Special Issues cover a single topic of current concern. Gender & Society offers you relevant, timely and unique studies of important topics such as: Sexual harrassment, Media representation, Economic Inequality, Battered Women, Immigration, Transgenderism, Race and class bias, Social professional mobility, Women and politics, Motherhood and child care.
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The features you'll find in Gender & Society include: (1)Major articles framed by a theoretical perspective or policy issue that advances critical thinking. (2)Research reports present data of particular interest based upon sound and logical research design and methodology. (3)Book reviews summarize and evaluate recent publications. (4) Special Issues cover a single topic of current concern. Gender & Society offers you relevant, timely and unique studies of important topics such as: Sexual harrassment, Media representation, Economic Inequality, Battered Women, Immigration, Transgenderism, Race and class bias, Social professional mobility, Women and politics, Motherhood and child care.
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GSP's mission is to understand the phenomenon of genocide, to create an awareness of it as an ongoing scourge, and to promote the necessity of prevention, for both pragmatic and moral reasons. The journal seeks to educate, inform, and encourage new generations of scholars to conduct research on genocide and provide a forum for those who wish to work toward preventing it.
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Providing a much-needed forum for interdisciplinary discussion, GLQ publishes scholarship, criticism, and commentary in areas as diverse as law, science studies, religion, political science, and literary studies. Its aim is to offer queer perspectives on all issues touching on sex and sexuality.

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Hypatia is the only journal for scholarly research at the intersection of philosophy and women's studies and is a leader in reclaiming the work of women philosophers.
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The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (IJFAB) provides a new forum within bioethics for feminist thought and debate. Sponsored by the International Network on Feminist Approaches to Bioethics (FAB), IJFAB welcomes feminist scholarship on ethical issues related to health, health care, and the biomedical sciences. IJFAB aims to demonstrate clearly the necessity and distinctive contributions of feminist scholarship to bioethics.
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The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion is a channel for the publication of feminist scholarship in religion and a forum for discussion and dialogue among women and men of differing feminist perspectives.
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JSMT is an active and contemporary forum reflecting the most viable developments emanating from the U.S. and abroad. You will read about therapeutic techniques, outcome, special clinical and medical problems, and the theoretical parameters of sexual functioning, and marital relationships.
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JHS spans geographic and temporal boundaries, providing a much-needed forum for historical, critical, and theoretical research in its field. Its cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary character brings together original articles and critical reviews from historians, social scientists, and humanities scholars worldwide.
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Journal of Women's History is the first journal devoted exclusively to the international field of women's history. Its guiding principle is a belief that the divide between "women's history" and "gender history" can be, and is, bridged by work on women that is sensitive to the particular historical constructions of gender that shape and are shaped by women's experience.
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The goal of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminisms in the exploration of women's economic conditions, their political practices, the articulation of histories, geographies, cultures, and sexualities, as well as the focus and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.
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Psychology of Women Quarterly is a feminist, scientific journal that publishes empirical research, critical reviews, theoretical articles, brief reports and invited book reviews related to the psychology of women and gender, including sex-related comparisons; psychobiological factors; sexuality; physical and sexual abuse, violence, and harassment; social and cognitive processes; lifespan role development and change; career choice and training; management and performance variables; education; prejudice and discrimination; physical and mental health and well-being; and therapeutic processes.
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The mission of the journal is to expand current conversations on race and ethnicity by working across geographical and disciplinary boundaries and the theory/practice divide.

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Articles in RHR address issues of gender, race, sexuality, imperialism, and class, stretching the boundaries of historical analysis to explore Western and non-Western histories.
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Signs publishes articles from a wide range of disciplines in a variety of voices ? articles engaging gender, race, culture, class, sexuality, and/or nation. The focus of essays ranges from cross-disciplinary theorizing and methodologies to specific disciplinary issues, framed to enter conversations of interest across disciplines.
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This journal examines political systems and cultural institutions through the lens of gender. It addresses changes in family, state, market, and civil society, employing several disciplines and drawing from a variety of cultures to illuminate these areas of research.
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Social Text covers a broad spectrum of social and cultural phenomena, applying the latest interpretive methods to the world at large. A daring and controversial leader in the field of cultural studies, the journal consistently focuses attention on questions of gender, sexuality, race, and the environment, publishing key works by the most influential social and cultural theorists.
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Tulsa Studies in Women?s Literature is a vital forum for the most current theoretical and literary debates in feminist studies. The journal publishes path-breaking literary, historicist, and theoretical work by both established and emerging scholars, including articles, notes, archival research, and reviews. TSWL?s unique focus developed from one of Germaine Greer?s primary concerns in founding it--?the rehabilitation of women?s literary history.? Published semiannually since 1982, TSWL is an unequalled archive for those with writing and research interests in women?s literature and feminist criticism; it was for some time the only academic journal in the world regularly publishing essays by major international scholars on women?s writing.
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Woman's Art Journal is for those interested in women artists and issues related to women in all areas of the visual arts. Subjects covered range from antiquity to postmodern debates.
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You?ll find the most current, scholarly information on women?s health-related issues in this multidisciplinary journal.
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Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture is an annual journal of scholarship about women, music, and culture. Drawing on a wide range of disciplines and approaches, the refereed journal seeks to further the understanding of the relationships among gender, music, and culture, with special attention being given to the concerns of women.
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A pioneer in gender studies, its combined emphasis on both women and politics sets this journal apart from other social science and political science publications. This vital journal encourages research and the development of theory on women?s political participation, the role of women in society, and the impact of public policy on women?s lives.
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Women in German Yearbook is a refereed publication presenting a wide range of feminist approaches to all aspects of German literature, culture, and language, including pedagogy. Reflecting the interdisciplinary perspectives that inform feminist German studies, each issue contains critical inquiries employing gender and other analytical categories to examine the work, history, life, literature, and arts of the German-speaking world.
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Since 1972 WSQ (formerly Women's Studies Quarterly) has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published in June and December. Each thematic issue is guest edited and combines contemporary developments in feminist theory and scholarship with essays, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and the visual arts.

Online Text and Document Collections

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Public access to the full text of 52 published works; created by The Schomberg Center, New York Public Library.
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The materials in this on-line archival collection document various aspects of the Women's Liberation Movement in the United States, and focus specifically on the radical origins of this movement during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Items range from radical theoretical writings to humourous plays to the minutes of an actual grassroots group.
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Full text access to speeches given by "influential contemporary women," including Nobel Prize acceptance speeches; maintained by Sweet BriarCollege.
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Guide to digital resources in women's studies.

Statistics

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International statistics from the World Bank.

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GenderStats is an electronic database of gender statistics and indicators designed with user-friendly, menu-driven features. It offers statistical and other data in modules on several subjects. The data in each module is presented in ready-to-use format. Users have the option of saving the country views in Excel (or another spreadsheet software) to customize them for their own reports.
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Prepared by the Statistics Division of the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) at five-year intervals, starting in 1990. 

Subject Directories

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Large directory of sites produced by and for women. Includes popular, professional, and academic resources on business, computers, health, entertainment, and other topics.
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This site, from the UCSB Library, provides links to numerous and varied sites related to Women's Studies.
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Duke University-maintained links to print-based and online materials.
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A comprehensive site maintained at the University of Maryland, College Park. Extensive collection of links.

Brooklyn College Course-Related Resources

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Discourse of Sexism & Racism - Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wall-Paper

Libraries, Research Centers and Academic Departments

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The Institute for Women's Policy Research conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.  Publications include full text reports on

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Worldwide in scope, but lists only those organizations with Web sites. Links to other academic directory sources.

Organizations and Associations

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Since 1881 the American Association of University Women has been the nation's leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.
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MomsRising is an organization founded by Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner with the goal of championing core motherhood and family issues in political, social, and economic spheres.
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The mission of the National Center on Women & Aging is to focus national attention on the special concerns of women as they age, to develop solutions and strategies for dealing with these concerns, and to reach out to women and organizations across the country, promoting the changes necessary to improve older women's lives.
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NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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This organization is committed to support and promote feminist teaching, research, and professional and community service at the pre-K through post-secondary levels.

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In profiling 300 women who changed the world, Encyclopædia Britannica has chosen those whose contributions have endured through the ages.
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This list has astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, chemists, natural philosophers, inventors, writers and many others.
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Uncover the history of African American women: the history of black women in America, from slavery through Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance and civil rights. Biographies, organizations, events and movements.
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The AFSCME Information Center has brought together both AFSCME publications and the best Web resources.
Aletta, Institute for Women's History
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Aletta (formerly the IIAV) is the home of the renowned collection, the International Archives for the Women's Movement.

Access information about the collection and some full text links to material available online through the "Collections" tab.  Check for articles Brooklyn College may have through using the library's E-journals Finder.

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A bibliography of girls' literature in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.
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The Library of Congress has extensive and varied resources related to the campaign for woman suffrage in the United States. This selection of 38 pictures includes portraits of many individuals who have been frequently requested from the holdings of the Prints and Photographs Division and the Manuscript Division. Also featured are photographs of suffrage parades, picketing suffragists, and an anti-suffrage display, as well as cartoons commenting on the movement--all evoking the visible and visual way in which the debate over women's suffrage was carried out.
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Learn about women's history by getting to know the women who made it happen.
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This database gives access to 400 digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, artifacts, etc.) that document the history of women in the United States. 

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Includes over 1900 women.  Browse of subjects a useful way to identify individuals for further research.

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"The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.  In all spheres, FMF utilizes research and action to empower women economically, socially and politcally.  Our organization believes that feminists - both women and men, girls and boys - are the majority but this majority must be empowered."

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Contemporary American feminist issues and activist resources; sponsored by women-led businesses and organizations.
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Feministing is an online community for feminists and their allies. 

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From 776 B.C. to the present.
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Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology.

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MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information, on health topics pertinent to women, from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

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The National Women's History Project is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to recognize and celebrate the diverse and historic accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs.
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Includes extensive online exhibits and education resources.  Biographical information usefully organized by professions and fields of endeavor.

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Reviews the latest print, electronic, and audiovisual resources for research and teaching in women's studies. 

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Brief biographies of many women, from the 10th century to the present.
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Includes passages from over 125 women writers who produced a substantial amount of work before 1700, some or all of which has been translated into modern English.

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Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS), also known as the Boston Women?s Health Book Collective (BWHBC), is a nonprofit, public interest women?s health education, advocacy, and consulting organization. OBOS provides clear, truthful information about health, sexuality and reproduction from a feminist and consumer perspective.
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An archive of quotes by notable women from the 18th century to the present.
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The sites provided here are very useful to those who are interested in knowing more about feminists, feminism, women's studies and women's issues.
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The author of this page teaches at Rutgers University. Though her research focuses on feminist issues in childrens and young adult literature, other issues are also covered.
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The Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, were the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. This site is dedicated to sharing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, and shining a light on the inspirational stories of their lives before, during and after WWII.

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The women featured in this exhibit were chosen because of the strength and variety of their collections in the Library of Congress. Like their colleagues, the women followed various paths to their wartime assignments.
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Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.
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Women of NASA content area offers opportunities to find out about their educations, career journeys, and current work via online profiles, live webchats, interactive video webcasts, and textbased forums. Young women give peer perspectives of working at NASA through their adventure journals, photos and videos.
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Experience the incredible changes of the century, as you look back at the personalities, achievements, and voices that defined each decade. Meet some of the extraordinary women who redefined a woman?s place in our nation.
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Here you will find a wealth of useful information for women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers. It is provided by the National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC), a service of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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Women Working, 1800 - 1930 focuses on women's role in the United States economy and provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard University's library and museum collections. The collection features approximately 500,000 digitized pages and images.
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In 1981, the United States Congress passed a resolution establishing National Women's History Week, which was expanded to a month in 1987 at the request of the National Women's History Project . Thomson Gale has assembled a collection of activities and information to complement classroom topics related to Women's History Month.
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This is an exhibit created by Anne Yoder. The photographs in this exhibit represent only a small portion of the images available in the WILPF Collection.
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Essentially a bibliography on well-known and lesser known women in history.  Links to free online text when available.