Examining history from the standpoint of women scholars provides the reader with greater depth and insight into the roles women played in the development of world-wide cultures. The absence of women in history too often continues and we need to study carefully what contributions women made to society over the centuries.
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Feminist Historiography 1968-1993 Compiled by Georgia NeSmith, this is an annotated and comprehensive bibliography for the historiographical literature of America's women's history from 1968-1991.
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Her History: A Biographical Encyclopedia of Famous American Women. Pilgrim New Media. CD-ROM for Windows PC and Macintosh, 1995.
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Holland, Mary Gardner. Our Army Nurses: Stories from Women in the Civil War. Roseville, MN: Edinborough, 1998.
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James, Joy. Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics. New York: St. Martin’s, 1999.
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Kessler-Harris, Alice. Out of Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Kessler, Lauren. Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family. New York: Random House, 1993.
Kevane, Bridget A. Latina Self-Portraits: Interviews with Contemporary Women Writers. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2000.
Knoepflmacher, U.C. Ventures into Childland: Victorians, Fairy Tales, and Femininity. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Kwolek-Folland, Angel. Incorporating Women: A History of Women and Business in the United States. New York: Twayne, 1998.
Lawler, Jennifer. Encyclopedia of Women in the Middle Ages. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2001.
Larson, Rebecca. Daughters of Light: Quaker Women Preaching Prophesying in the Colonies and Abroad, 1700-1775. New York: Knopf, 1999.
Las Madres: The Mothers of Plaza de Mayo. Videocassette produced and directed by Susana Munoz and Lourdes Portilla. New York: Women Make Movies, 2001.
Leder, Jane Mersky. Grace and Glory: A Century of Women in the Olympics. Washington, DC: Triumph, 1996.
Lees, Clare A. Double Agents: Women and Clerical Culture in Anglo-Saxon England. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
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