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Scroll through the links below to find areas of further research on Women’s History in the United States, such as websites, books, or articles on various topics.


Books about the History of Women in New Jersey

Adams Betty Livingston. 2016. Black Women’s Christian Activism Seeking Social Justice in a Northern Suburb. New York; London: NYU Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt180412m. https://www.worldcat.org/title/8183188563.

American Association of University Women Virginia M Lyttle Shirley J Horner Sally S Minshall and Jeanne Hamilton Watson. 1978. Ladies at the Crossroads : Eighteenth-Century Women of New Jersey : A Public Service Project of New Jersey Division American Association of University Women. Place of publication not identified: Division. https://www.worldcat.org/title/4499033 

Bilby Joseph G. 2010. New Jersey Goes to War : Biographies of 150 New Jerseyans. Hightstown N.J: Longstreet House. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1011928427.

Brockett L. P and Mary C Vaughan. n.d. Heroines of the Rebellion; or Woman’s Work in the Civil War; a Record of Heroism Patriotism and Patience. Place of publication not identified: Edgewood Pub. https://www.worldcat.org/title/2211258 

Burstyn Joan N and Women’s Project of New Jersey. 1997. Past and Promise : Lives of New Jersey Women 1St Syracuse University Press ed. Syracuse N.Y: Syracuse University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/35222993.

Chappine Patricia. 2015. New Jersey Women in World War Ii. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing. http://public.eblib.com/choice/PublicFullRecord.aspx?p=6421190. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1226585832.

Crocco Margaret and O. L Davis. 1999. “Bending the Future to Their Will” : Civic Women Social Education and Democracy. Lanham Md: Rowman & Littlefield. https://www.worldcat.org/title/41017329 

Crocco Margaret Petra Munro Hendry and Kathleen Weiler. 1999. Pedagogies of Resistance : Women Educator Activists 1880-1960. New York: Teachers College Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/40453159?oclcNum=40453159 

Croucher John S. 2020. Women of Science : 100 Inspirational Lives. Amberley Publishing. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1162779483.

Duncan Joyce. 2002. Ahead of Their Time : A Biographical Dictionary of Risk-Taking Women. Westport CT: Greenwood Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/47283091.

Fahs Alice. 2011. Out on Assignment : Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. https://library.biblioboard.com/content/74c2d085-a7af-46fd-82ea-72d0469a8965. https://www.worldcat.org/title/767952991.

Golin Steve. 1988. The Fragile Bridge : Paterson Silk Strike 1913. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/16577372?oclcNum=16577372.

Hearth Amy Hill and Medicine Strong. 2008. “Strong Medicine Speaks” : A Native American Elder Has Her Say : An Oral History 1St Atria books hardcover ed. New York: Atria Books. https://www.worldcat.org/title/137335139.

Hodges Graham Russell. 2019. Black New Jersey : 1664 to the Present Day. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1019838601

Kelly, Deborah M., Schultz, Ellen F., and Delight W. Dodyk. 2004. Women’s Place in New Jersey History. Crosswicks: Preservation Partners.

Keyser Catherine. 2001. Transforming the Tiger : A Celebration of Undergraduate Women at Princeton University. Princeton NJ: Office of Print. and Mailing Services Princeton University. https://www.worldcat.org/title/54743153.

Kukla Barbara J. 2002. Swing City : Newark Nightlife 1925-50. New Brunswick N.J: Rutgers University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/48176785.

Lerner, Gerda. 1977. “The Female Experience : An American Documentary .” Internet Archive. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Educational Pub. https://archive.org/details/femaleexperience00ysou.   

Moore Kate. 2017. The Radium Girls : The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women. Naperville Illinois: Sourcebooks. https://www.worldcat.org/title/956341099.

Morven Museum & Garden (Princeton N.J.). 2014. Hail Specimen of Female Art! : New Jersey Schoolgirl Needlework 1726-1860. Princeton New Jersey: Morven Museum & Garden. https://www.worldcat.org/title/894246336.

Neuman Johanna. 2020. And Yet They Persisted : How American Women Won the Right to Vote. Hoboken NJ: Wiley Blackwell. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1110122372.

New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. 1958. A History of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs 1894-1958. Caldwell N.J: Progress. https://www.worldcat.org/title/10288576

Newman Jack H Cynthia McFarland and John McGee. 2012. St. Mary’s Hall and Doane Academy. Charleston S.C: Arcadia. https://www.worldcat.org/title/759916703.

Parent Jonathan F. 2018. Reproductive Rights in New York and New Jersey : Abortion the Empire and the Garden. Lanham Maryland: Lexington Books. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1023610221

Pollard Alton B and L. H Whelchel. 2003. How Long This Road : Race Religion and the Legacy of C. Eric Lincoln. Houndmills Basingstoke Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. https://www.worldcat.org/title/52030605.

Rajoppi Joanne. 2017. Northern Women in the Aftermath of the Civil War : The Wives and Daughters of the Brunswick Boys. Staunton Virginia: American History Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/964242524?oclcNum=964242524.

Rodriguez Robyn Magalit. 2017. In Lady Liberty’s Shadow : The Politics of Race and Immigration in New Jersey. New Brunswick New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. https://www.degruyter.com/isbn/9780813570105. https://www.worldcat.org/title/992436757.

Schnitzspahn Karen L. 2015. Remarkable Women of the New Jersey Shore : Clam Shuckers Social Reformers and Summer Sojourners. Charleston SC: History Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/898088561?oclcNum=898088561.

Silver Mae. 2014. Stars on the Diamond : Early Women’s Softball in Jersey. Fort Lauderdale Florida?: Ord Street Press? https://www.worldcat.org/title/902146872.

Smith Jessie Carney. 1996. Notable Black American Women : Book Ii. Detroit: Gale Research. https://www.worldcat.org/title/33839389.

Somerville Mollie D. 1974. Women and the American Revolution. Washington D.C: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. https://www.worldcat.org/title/948272 

Stewart Debra W. 1980. The Women’s Movement in Community Politics in the U.s. : The Role of Local Commissions on the Status of Women. New York: Pergamon Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/6250882.

Waltzer Jim and Tom Wilk. 2001. Tales of South Jersey : Profiles and Personalities. New Brunswick N.J: Rutgers University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/46343143.

Ward Frances. 2009. On Duty : Power Politics and the History of Nursing in New Jersey. New Brunswick N.J: Rutgers University Press. http://site.ebrary.com/id/10558916. https://www.worldcat.org/title/793166804.

Weatherford Doris and Nancy Pelosi. 2020. Victory for the Vote : The Fight for Women’s Suffrage and the Century That Followed. Coral Gables: Mango Publishing. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1141781696.

Weatherford Doris. 2012. Women in American Politics : History and Milestones. [Volume 1]. Thousand Oaks Calif: CQ Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1113159486.

Wenzel Lynn and Carol J Binkowski. 2016. New Jersey’s Remarkable Women : Daughters Wives Sisters and Mothers Who Shaped History (version Second edition) Second ed. Guilford Connecticut: Globe Pequot. http://public.ebookcentral.proquest.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=4503418. https://www.worldcat.org/title/987639552.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles about the History of Women in New Jersey

American Academy of Political and Social Science, and Louise Merwin Young. 1947. Women’s opportunities and responsibilities. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/182762731 

Baym, Nina. 2011. Women writers of the American West, 1833-1927. Urbana, Chicago: University of Illinois Press. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/669160857.  

Benbow-Pfalzgraf, Taryn. 2000. American women writers: a critical reference guide, from colonial times to the present. Detroit: St. James Press. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55960380

Casey Emilie. 2021. “Enfleshing the Spirit through Avatar Performance: Objecthood As Resistance in Women Preachers—Rachel Baker Jarena Lee and Florence Spearing Randolph.” Feminist Theology 140–55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0966735020965184. https://www.worldcat.org/title/9535806845

Desmond Jane. 1991. “Dancing Out the Difference: Cultural Imperialism and Ruth St. Denis’s ‘Radha’ of 1906.” Signs 28–49. https://www.worldcat.org/title/5552893962 

Gall Michael J and Richard F Veit. 2017. “‘Built on Christian Principles’: Archaeologies of St. Mary’s Hall a New Jersey Female Seminary.” Historical Archaeology 240–66. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41636-017-0012-8. https://www.worldcat.org/title/7038005844.

Gilbert, Lynn, and Gaylen Moore. 1981. Particular passions: talks with women who have shaped our times. New York: C.N. Potter. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6981498

Goodfriend Joyce D and Claudia M Christie. 1981. Lives of American Women : A History with Documents. Boston: Little Brown. https://www.worldcat.org/title/7340370 

Harp, Chadwick A. 1994. “Remember the Ladies: Women and the American Revolution.” Pennsylvania Heritage 20, No. 2: 33-37.

Hodges Graham Russell. 2019. Black New Jersey : 1664 to the Present Day. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1019838601 

Hawkesworth Mary. 2013. Signs : Journal of Women in Culture and Society. V. 38 No. 4. Chicago IL: University of Chicago Press. https://archive.org/details/signs0038unse_4. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1231684563.

Holton Sandra Stanley. 1994. “‘To Educate Women into Rebellion’: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the Creation of a Transatlantic Network of Radical Suffragists.” The American Historical Review 1112–36. https://www.worldcat.org/title/5545352344 

James Edward T Janet Wilson James Paul S Boyer and Radcliffe College. 1971. Notable American Women 1607-1950 : A Biographical Dictionary. Cambridge Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. http://www.credoreference.com/book/hupnawi. https://www.worldcat.org/title/221275644.

Kassell, Paula. 2006. Taking women in new directions: a selection of my articles, editorials, and book reviews in New directions for women. Washington, DC: Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/70199936.  

Klepp Susan. 2015. “In Their Places: Region Women and Women’s Rights.” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies 343–56. https://www.worldcat.org/title/5869511370 

Kollin Susan. 1997. “‘The First White Women in the Last Frontier’: Writing Race Gender and Nature in Alaska Travel Narratives.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies105–24. https://www.worldcat.org/title/5546240185.

Lee Hur-Li. 2002. “Activism in Library Development: Women’s Studies at Rutgers University 1970-1995.” Libraries & Culture 339–62. https://www.worldcat.org/title/425032318. 

Lewis Jan Ellen. n.d. “Rethinking Women’s Suffrage in New Jersey 1776-1807.(Festschrift for Professor John M. Payne: 1941-2009).” Rutgers Law Review. https://www.worldcat.org/title/8426161192.

“Lillian Ford Feickert (Mrs. Edward F.) : Plainfield Woman Suffragist.” 1917. Scannell’s New Jersey’s First Citizens and State Guide : Genealogies and Biographies of Citizens of New Jersey with Informing Glimpses into the State’s History Affairs Officialism & Institutions … [Et. Al.] V.1. https://www.worldcat.org/title/166309065

Lipman, Wynona M. 1980. Blacks in New Jersey, 1980. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6638774

Loder-Jackson Tondra L Lois McFadyen Christensen and Hilton Kelly. 2016. “Unearthing and Bequeathing Black Feminist Legacies of ‘Brown’ to a New Generation of Women and Girls.” Journal of Negro Education 199–211. https://www.worldcat.org/title/8259040206 

Mullaney Marie Marmo. 2012. “The New Jersey College for Women: Middle Class Respectability and Proto-Feminism 1911-1918.” The Journal of the Rutgers University Libraries. https://doi.org/10.14713/jrul.v42i1.1592. https://www.worldcat.org/title/5619738803?oclcNum=5619738803 

National Organization for Women. 1972. New directions for women in New Jersey. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/934171868 

Patt, Ruth Marcus. 1987. New Jersey Jewish history: a bibliographical guide. [New Brunswick, N.J.]: Jewish Historical Society of Central Jersey. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17337900

Perrone Fernanda H. 2006. “‘a Well-Balanced Education’: Catholic Women’s Colleges in New Jersey 1900-1970.” American Catholic Studies 1–31. https://www.worldcat.org/title/7788221504.

Ray Angela G. 2007. “The Rhetorical Ritual of Citizenship: Women’s Voting As Public Performance 1868-1875.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 1–26. https://www.worldcat.org/title/425243280.

Robb, George, and Stephen Hahn. 2017. Paterson lives. [Wayne, N.J.]: William Paterson University. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1031373153.   

Scally, Sister Anthony. Dr. Lena Edwards: People Lover. Negro History Bulletin 39, no. 5 (May 1, 1976): 592. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fscholarly-journals%2Fdr-lena-edwards-people-lover%2Fdocview%2F1296810002%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605.

Schleifer, Martha Furman, and Sylvia Glickman. 1996. Women composers: music through the ages. New York: G.K. Hall. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32859720

Scorsone Kristyn. 2019. Invisible Pathways : Public History by Queer Black Women in Newark. Oakland: University of California Press. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1112607687.

Sharkey, Mary Agnes. 1933. The New Jersey Sisters of Charity. New York: Longmans, Green and Co. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1035198127.  

Sherrow, Victoria. 2002. A to Z of American women business leaders and entrepreneurs. New York: Facts on File. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48013229

Stepenoff, Bonnie. 1996. “’Papa on Parade’: Pennsylvania Coal Miners’ Daughters and the Silk Worker Strike of 1913.” Labor’s Heritage 4-21.

Trigg Mary Kathleen. 1989. “Four American Feminists 1910-1940 : Inez Haynes Irwin Mary Ritter Beard Doris Stevens and Lorine Pruette.” Dissertation. Brown University. https://www.worldcat.org/title/25137809.

Waldrup Carole Chandler. 2004. More Colonial Women : 25 Pioneers of Early America. Jefferson N.C: McFarland. http://books.google.com/books?id=bqV7AAAAMAAJ. https://www.worldcat.org/title/607257372.

Wayne, Tiffany K., and Lois W. Banner. 2015. Women’s rights in the United States: a comprehensive encyclopedia of issues, events, and people. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/900027864.  

Wenzel, Lynn, and Carol J. Binkowski. 2016. New Jersey’s remarkable women: daughters, wives, sisters, and mothers who shaped history. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/987639552

Whitman, Alden. 1985. American reformers: an H.W. Wilson biographical dictionary. New York: H.W. Wilson Company. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11621754.

Woloch, Nancy. 1997. Early American women: a documentary history, 1600-1900. New York: McGraw-Hill. http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34705100.

Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Articles about the History of Women in New Jersey

“ALL EYES ON JERSEY: VIGOROUS SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN ENDS IN VOTE TODAY. WHOLE STATE AT A TENSION HUNDREDS OF WOMEN SEEKING RIGHT TO VOTE SPEAK IN STREETS OF CITIES AND GO FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE IN AUTOMOBILES PLEADING THEIR CAUSE — PRESIDENT TO CAST BALLOT AT PRINCETON.” 1915.The Washington Post (1877-1922), Oct 19, 3. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fall-eyes-on-jersey%2Fdocview%2F145392776%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

By RUTH PADAWER, Staff Writer. 1996. “EQUAL TIME HISTORY BOOKS OFTEN IGNORE N.J. WOMEN: [ALL EDITIONS.=.SUNDAY].” The Record, Mar 17, n01. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fnewspapers%2Fequal-time-history-books-often-ignore-n-j-women%2Fdocview%2F424730434%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“EXPECT TO WIN WILSON: WOMEN THINK HE WILL SUPPORT SUFFRAGE IN NEW JERSEY. DELEGATION CALLS ON PRESIDENT, BUT WHITE HOUSE SAYS NO ASSURANCES WERE GIVEN OF HIS POSITION.” 1915.The Washington Post (1877-1922), Jan 15, 4. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fexpect-win-wilson%2Fdocview%2F145448474%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“February 11, 1920 (Page 6 of 18).” 1920.Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-1934), Feb 11, 6. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Ffebruary-11-1920-page-6-18%2Fdocview%2F1829621965%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“January 9, 1920 (Page 9 of 22).” 1920.Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-1934), Jan 09, 9. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fjanuary-9-1920-page-22%2Fdocview%2F1829619926%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“JERSEY SUFFRAGE RESULT.” 1921.New York Times (1857-1922), May 01, 83. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fjersey-suffrage-result%2Fdocview%2F98417372%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“JERSEY’S WOMEN TEACHERS: THEY WANT THE SAME RANK AND PAY AS THE MEN, BUT SOME OF THE LATTER OBJECT. STATE ASSOCIATION MEETING A LIVELY FIGHT EXPECTED AT TRENTON OVER THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE RETIREMENT FUND — SHARP PRELIMINARY SKIRMISHES.” 1897.New York Times (1857-1922), Dec 28, 3. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fjerseys-women-teachers%2Fdocview%2F95505537%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“July 19, 1920 (Page 20 of 20).” 1920.Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-1934), Jul 19, 20. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fjuly-19-1920-page-20%2Fdocview%2F1829759639%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

Special to The New York Times. 1920. “HALT ANTI-SUFFRAGE MOVE.: NEW JERSEY HOUSE LEADERS BLOCK PROPOSED REFERENDUM ON QUESTION.” New York Times (1857-1922), Feb 04, 3. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fhalt-anti-suffrage-move%2Fdocview%2F97946194%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“SUFFRAGE TO LOSE, N.J. LEADERS THINK: POLL OF COUNTY CHAIRMEN SHOWS BIG MAJORITY SEE DEFEAT FOR AMENDMENT. ONLY FOUR PREDICT VICTORY OF 25 WHO EXPRESS OPINIONS, 20 BELIEVE WOMEN WILL BE BEATEN IN TUESDAY’S ELECTION.” 1915.New York Times (1857-1922), Oct 17, 5. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fsuffrage-lose-n-j-leaders-think%2Fdocview%2F97705781%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

Tassel, Priscilla Van. 1987. “PROJECT BATTLING SEX BIAS IN COURSES.” New York Times, Jun 21. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fnewspapers%2Fproject-battling-sex-bias-courses%2Fdocview%2F426511980%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“TOWN TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION.: WOMAN’S SUFFRAGE FAILED TO BRING PROSPERITY TO LINCOLN, N.J.” 1901.New York Times (1857-1922), Jul 10, 2. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Ftown-be-sold-at-auction%2Fdocview%2F96070806%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“WOMEN LOSE THEIR FIGHT FOR SUFFRAGE: NEW JERSEY VOTERS REGISTER THEIR OPPOSITION TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.” 1915.Nashville Tennessean and the Nashville American (1910-1920), Oct 20, 1. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fwomen-lose-their-fight-suffrage%2Fdocview%2F920619183%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605

“Women may be Unable to Vote in 3 States: Technicality may Delay Suffrage in Mississippi, New Jersey and Louisiana.” 1920.Courier-Journal (1869-1922), Sep 05, 1. http://ezproxy.rowan.edu/login?qurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.proquest.com%2Fhistorical-newspapers%2Fwomen-may-be-unable-vote-3-states%2Fdocview%2F1018761967%2Fse-2%3Faccountid%3D13605