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  • Description: Essays
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    • African American Women Writers of the 19th Century

    • This collection includes 42 published works of fiction, poetry, autobiography/biography, and essays. Highlights include Ann Plato's Essays (1841), the first book of essays by an African American; Harriet Wilson's Our Nig (1859), the first novel...
    • African American women authors; Women authors
    • United States
    • Hannah Arendt Papers at the Library of Congress

    • Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), born and educated in Germany, arrived in New York in 1941. This collection includes correspondence and other documents concerning the trial of Adolf Eichmann; drafts of books (e.g., Between Past and Future); essays and...
    • Women authors; Women college teachers; Women political scientists
    • United States -- California; United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Plymouth Colony Archive Project

    • This site provides transcriptions of probate inventories, wills, and court records. The "Research Papers" section includes essays about "Sexual Misconduct," "Women in the Plymouth Colony, 1633-1668," and "Domestic Violence in the Plymouth Colony."
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Historic sites; Pilgrims (New Plymouth Colony); Social life and customs
    • United States -- Massachusetts -- New Plymouth
    • Green 'N' Growing: The History of Home Demonstration and 4-H Youth Development in North Carolina

    • This site includes 10,000 items (photos, pamphlets, reports) that document the history of home demonstration and 4-H in North Carolina. A variety of essays place these primary sources in historical context, and cover such topics as African...
    • 4-H clubs; African American women; Agriculture; Girls; History; Home demonstration work; Home economics; Race relations; Women
    • United States -- North Carolina
    • Land of (Unequal) Opportunity

    • Highlights include documentation of the integration of Little Rock Central High School; text of Daisy Bates speaking against the slow pace of integration; images of Civil Rights Protests at Arkansas AM&N College; essays by Japanese American...
    • African Americans; Civil rights movements; Equal Rights Amendment; Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Lesbians; School integration
    • United States -- Arkansas
    • Building Muscles While Building Minds: Athletics and the Early Years of Women's Education

    • This online exhibit features photographs of Bryn Mawr students and clippings form periodicals and books. Illustrated essays explore such topics as the leadership role of the Bryn Mawr's Athletic Association, the rapid rise of interest in hockey at...
    • Clothing and dress; Education (Higher); Women athletes; Women college students; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Pennsylvania -- Bryn Mawr
    • Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

    • Select "Browse/Topics" for an outline of the major subjects in the collection, including the arrival of immigrants, attitudes toward immigrants, education, and employment. Highlighted themes include contextual essays and cover such subjects as the...
    • Immigrants; Social Settlements; Women
    • United States
    • Emma Goldman Papers

    • Emma Goldman (1869–1940) The "Primary Sources" section of the site includes excerpts from Goldman's books (e.g., Anarchism and Other Essays); text from Goldman's speeches and newspaper accounts that document her protest against conscription...
    • Political activists; Women anarchists; World War, 1914-1918
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    • Women in Congress

    • See the "artifacts" section for images of political campaign buttons, historic images, gallery passes, collectable cards, and magazine covers. The site also includes biographical profiles, historical essays, historical data, and educational...
    • Women legislators
    • Washington, D.C.
    • Farmworker Movement: 1962-1993

    • See the Image Gallery for numerous photographs of Dolores Huerta. The site also offers numerous essays by women and men who volunteered in the farmworker movement.
    • Labor unions; Mexican Americans; United Farm Workers; Women labor leaders
    • United States
    • Virtual Jamestown

    • Organized by source type: "Maps and Images," "Court Records," "Labor Contracts," "Reference Center," "First Hand Accounts and Letters," and "Newspapers." The site also includes an interactive Indian village. Find Kathleen M. Brown's interpretive...
    • Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775; Indians of North America; Slavery
    • United States -- Virginia -- Jamestown
    • An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

    • This overview includes numerous examples of illustrations, sheet music, and ephemera (e.g., an ornate Boston Valentines Party dance card). Essays explore such topics as dance types, fashion, dance etiquette, and opposition to dance.
    • Ballroom dancing
    • United States
    • Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of Our Elders

    • Cherokee Traditions includes historic photographs, images of art forms (basketry, pottery, and woodwork), and native language recordings. The site provides a wealth of contextual information, such as biographies of artisans and essays that cover...
    • Basket makers; Basket making; Cherokee women; Women potters;
    • United States -- North Carolina

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