This guide is a slightly expanded and fully searchable version of the print publication, American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 2001).
Oyez provides audio recordings of oral arguments in Supreme Court cases, as well as links to opinions in every case decided by the Court back to 1793. For overviews of many relevant cases in Oyez, see Clare Cushman's Supreme Court Decisions and...
Abortion; Birth control; Jury duty; Pregnancy; Reproductive rights; Sex discrimination; Sex discrimination in employment; Sexual harassment; Women's rights
This collection includes images of over 420 separately published trial narratives from Harvard Law School Library's trial collections. The narratives cover such topics as domestic violence, bigamy, seduction, breach of promise to marry, child...
Adultery; Divorce; History; Marriage; Murder; Trials; Violence against women;
The pamphlets in this collection date from the late 1600s to the late 1800s and include contemporary accounts of trials in the United States and Great Britain. These pamphlets were produced soon after trials and sold to a mass audience. Note that...
Adultery; Divorce; Murder; Rape; Trials; Violence against women
United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- New York (State); United States -- Rhode Island
In addition to search options, users can discover the strengths of this rich collection
by browsing by category: architecture (photos of historic buildings and houses, architectural drawings); art (e.g., miniature portraits); clothing and...
Advertising; Businesswomen; Clothing and dress; Historic houses; Social life and customs; Women in advertising
United States -- Connecticut; United States -- Maine; United States -- Massachusetts; United States -- New Hampshire; United States -- Rhode Island; United States -- Vermont
This collection includes 17,000 of the 28,000 physical items in the Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress. Highlights include the broadside "The Sentiments of an American Woman" (1780), "Declaration and Protest of the Women of the...
Advertising; Social life and customs; Women -- Suffrage
This project provides online access to more than 2300 runaway slave advertisements published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1840. Entering "woman" as a search term retrieves 289 records, and "girl" retrieves 97 records.
African American girls; African American women; Fugitive slaves; Slave children; Slaveholders; Women slaves
Highlights include correspondence with Lydia Maria Child and Amy Post; Jacobs' appeal for aid for the Savannah Freedmen's Orphan Asylum; and "Advertisement for the capture of Harriet Jacobs. American Beacon, Norfolk Virginia, July 4, 1835.
African American women authors; Women slaves; Women social reformers
This collaborative digitization program includes content from more than 100 archives, libraries, and museums across Tennessee. Highlights include documentation of Tennessee's key role in the passage of the 19th Amendment; photos and documents from...
African American Women; Civil rights movements; Civil War, 1861-1865; Women -- Suffrage
Prudence Crandall, a white Quaker, opened a teacher-training school for young African-American women in Canterbury, Connecticut in 1833. Local opposition forced the school to close the following year. This collection includes a selection of...
African American women; Education; Women educators
This collection includes letters by slave women from 1837-1838 and 1857, as well as Elizabeth Johnson Harris's handwritten memoir. Harris (1867-1942) covers her early childhood, the church community, courtship, marriage, and her children.
African American women; Religion; Women slaves
United States -- Georgia -- Augusta; United States -- North Carolina; United States -- Virginia
This finding aid links to digital images of Anthony's diaries (1837-1839, 1853-1855), correspondence (1837-1902), manuscripts of speeches (e.g., " Fourth of July address, Framingham, Mass., 1862"), and newspaper clippings (1920-1944).
Antislavery movements; Social life and customs; Suffragists; Temperance; Women -- suffrage; Women social reformers
This extensive collection includes correspondence, miscellaneous writings, clippings and memorabilia of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Calvin Stowe, Isabella Beecher Hooker, Charlotte Perkins Gilman,...
Antislavery movements; Suffragists; Women educators
This multifaceted site includes text from the first edition; comparison of manuscript, serial and novel texts; contemporary reviews; book covers from various editions; and antislavery texts that predate the novel.
Antislavery movements; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Women authors
Searchable digital collection of pamphlets and leaflets. Activities of women's societies in opposing slavery are heavily documented. Highlights include reports from the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society and the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery...