Review of WASM, June 2011

Review of WASM, November 2010

Women and Social Movements
in the United States, 1600-2000

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000, remains the centerpiece of the work of the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender. One of the premier resources on the Worldwide Web for the teaching of U.S. history, the website began in 1997. It consists of 130 document projects and archives with more than 5,200 primary documents. It also includes an effective search engine that provides users with full-text searching of all the primary documents mounted on the site. In addition, its authors' database is fully integrated into its search capabilities. New issues of the database appear twice annually.

In addition to the site's document projects, there is an array of primary source sets, collections of primary documents that provide notable  resources for the study of United States women's history. These include  a 90,000-page collection of the publications of federal, state, and local commissions on the status of women since 1963.  More recent additions to these collections include an almost full-run (1923-1954) of the feminist journal, EQUAL RIGHTS, and more than 2,000 writings by and about Black women suffragists.  In addition, in 2009 we integrated into the collection the five-volume biographical dictionary, Notable American Women (1971-2004).

In January 2019, two new editors began work as Tom Dublin and Kitty Sklar retired from their editorial duties. Professors Judy Tzu-Chun Wu of UC Irvine and Rebecca Plant of UC San Diego assumed editorial responsibility.  If you are interested in preparing a document project or writing a book or website review,please contact the new co-editors at or