The 125 historical documents in this unique volume bring to life the triumphs, disappointments, and enduring contributions of women's struggle for equal rights in America. This work also reveals often-surprising sources of opposition, such as Abraham Lincoln and the U.S. Supreme Court. Organized into five chrological periods, the documents provide a flavor for the time period in which they were written. Each period and each document is preceded by an explanatory introduction that puts it in historical context. A chrology of significant dates in the history of American women's rights, a topically organized bibliography, and a list of women's organizations for further information completes the work.
WINSTON E. LANGLEY is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. VIVIAN C. FOX is Professor of History at Worcester College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Vivian C. Fox, Winston Langley
Date of Publication
Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
Primary Documents in American History & Contemporary Issues