NIU Women's Studies Library Resource List


Alic, Margaret. Hypatia’s Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. Boston: Beacon, 1986.

Anderson, Bonnie S. and Judith P. Zinsser. A History of their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present. Volumes 1 & 2. New York: Harper & Row, 1988.

Banner, Lois W. Women in Modern America: A Brief History. 1st & 2nd eds. Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984.

Barker-Benfield, G.J. and Clinton, Catherine. Portraits of American Women from Settlement to the Present. New York: St. Martin’s, 1991.

Baxandall, Rosalyn, et al, eds. America’s Working Women: A Documentary History-1600 to the Present. New York: Random House, 1976.

Bell, Robert. Women of Classical Mythology: A Biographical Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Bell, Susan Groag, ed. Women: From the Greeks to the French Revolution. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1980.

Berger, Pamela. The Goddess Obscured: Transformation of the Grain Protectress from Goddess to Saint. Boston, MA: Beacon, 1985.

Bernhard, Virginia and Elizabeth Fox Genovese. The Birth of American Feminism. St. James: Brandywine, 1995.

Bingham, Marjorie Wall and Susan Hill Gross. Women in Ancient Greece and Rome. St. Louis Park: Glenhurst, 1993.

Bird, Caroline. Enterprising Women. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1976.

Blumberg, Rhoda Lois. Civil Rights, The 1960s, Freedom Struggle. Rvsd. Ed. New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1991.

Boxer, Marilyn J. and Jean H. Quataert, eds. Connecting Spheres: Women in the Western World, 1500 to the Present. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Boydston, Jeanne. Of the People: A History of the United States. NY: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.

Bridenthal, Renate, et al., eds. Becoming Visible, Women in European History. 2nd ed. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Brownlee, W. Elliot and Mary M. Brownlee. Women in the American Economy: A Documentary History, 1675 to 1929. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1976.

Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. New York: Vintage Books, 1997.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. Man Cannot Speak for Her Volume 1: A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1989.

Campbell, Karlyn Kohrs. Man Cannot Speak for Her Volume 2: Key Texts of the Early Feminists. New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, 1989.

Carroll, Berenice A., ed. Liberating Women’s History: Theoretical and Critical Essays. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1976.

Chafe, William H. The American Woman: Her Changing Social, Economic, and Political Role, 1920-1970. London: Oxford University Press, 1972.

Cooke, Joanne, et al., eds. The New Women: An Anthology of Women’s Liberation. Greenwich: Fawcett Premier, 1968.

Copp, David and Susan Wendell, eds. Pornography and Censorship. Buffalo: Prometheus Books, 1983.

Cornelisen, Ann. Women of the Shadows: A Study of the Wives and Mothers of Southern Italy. New York: Vintage Books, 1977.

Costello, Cynthia B., et al., eds. The American Woman 1999-2000. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Cott, Nancy F. and Elizabeth H. Pleck, eds. A Heritage of Her Own: Toward a New Social History of American Women. New York, NY: Touchstone, 1979.

Cott, Nancy F., ed. Root of Bitterness: Documents of the Social History of American Women. New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1972.

Crawley, Ernest. The Mystic Rose: A Study of Primitive Marriage and of Primitive Thought in Its Bearing on Marriage. 1927. New York: Meridian Books, Inc., 1960.

Cudlipp, Edythe. Understanding Women’s Liberation: A Complete Guide to the Most Controversial Movement Sweeping America Today. New York: Paperback Library, 1971.

Dahlsgräd, Inga. Women in Denmark: Yesterday and Today. Denmark: Krohns Bogtrykkeri, 1980.

Davis, Angela Y. Women, Race, & Class. New York: Vintage Books, 1983.

Deckard, Barbara Sinclair. The Women’s Movement: Political, Socio-Economic, and Psychological Issues. 3rd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1983.

Delamotte, Eugenia, Natania Meeker and Jean O’Barr. A Global Anthology of Women Resistance from 600 B.C. to Present. New York: Routledge, 1997.

De Lauretis, Teresa, ed. Feminist Studies, Critical Studies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986.

Dicker, Rory. A History of U.S Feminisms. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press, 2008.

Doherty, Jonathan L., ed. Women at Work: 153 Photographs by Lewis W. Hine. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1981.

Downing, Christine. Psyche’s Sisters: Re-Imaging the Meaning of Sisterhood. New York, NY: Harper & Row, 1998.

Drachman, Virginia G. Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2002.

Dubeck, Paula J. and Dana Dunn. Workplace/ Women’s Place. Los Angeles: Roxbury, 2002.

Dublin, Thomas, ed. Farm to the Factory. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993.

DuBois, Ellen Carol and Vicki L. Ruiz, eds. Unequal Sisters: A Multicultuaral Reader in U.S. Women’s History. New York: Routledge, 1990.

DuPlessis, Rachel and Ann Snitow, eds. The Feminist Memoir Project: Voices from Women’s Liberation. New York: Three Rivers, 1998.

Durrell, Lawrence. Pope Joan: Translated and Adapted from the Greek of Emmanuel Royidis. Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1974.

Eisler, Riane. The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987.

Eller, Cynthia. Living in the Lap of the Goddess: The Feminist Spirituality Movement in America. New York: Crossroad, 1993.

Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Women and War. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1987.

Evans, Sara E. Born for Liberty. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.

Faderman, Lillian. Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Penguin, 1991.

Faderman, Lillian. Surpassing the Love of Men: Romantic Friendship and Love between Women from the Renaissance to the Present. NewYork: William Morrow & Co., 1981.

Flexner, Eleanor. Century of Struggle: The Woman’s Rights Movement in the United States. New York: Atheneum, 1974.

Foster, Catherine. Women for All Seasons: The Story of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Franck, Irene M. and David Brownstone. Women’s World: A Timeline of Women in History. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.

Fraser, Antonia. The Weaker Vessel (Women in History). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

Freeman, Jo. A Room at a Time: How Women Entered Party Politics. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000.

French, Marilyn. Beyond Powers: On Women, Men and Morals. New York: Ballantine, 1985.

Frevert, Ute. Women in German History. Washington D.C.: Health & Co., 1987.

Friedan, Betty. It Changed My Life: Writings on the Women’s Movement. New York: Random House, 1976.

Friedman, Jean E., et al., eds. Our American Sisters: Women in American Life and Thought. 4th ed. Lexington: D.C. Heath & Co., 1987.

Giddings, Paula. When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1984.

Gies, Francis and Joseph Gies. Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 1978.

Gilfoyle, Timothy J. City of Eros: New York City, Prostitution, and the Commercialization of Sex, 1790-1920. New York: W.W. Norton, 1992.

Gimlin, Hoyt, ed. The Women’s Movement: Agenda for the 1980’s. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc., 1981.

Goody, Jack. The Development of the Family and Marriage in Europe. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Gornick, Vivian. Women in Science: Portraits from a World in Transition. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 1983.

Green, Harvey. The Light of the Home: An Intimate view of the Lives of Women in Victorian America. New York: Pantheon Books, 1983.

Harriman, Helga A. Women in the Western Heritage. Sluice Dock, Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., 1995.

Harrison, Brigid C. Women in American Politics, An Introduction. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003.

Hartman, Mary and Lois W. Banner, eds. Clio’s Consciousness Raised: New Perspective on the History of Women. New York, NY: Harper Colophon Books, 1974.

Hess, Thomas B. and Elizabeth C. Baker, eds. Art and Sexual Politics: Why have there been no great women artists? New York: Collier Books, 1973.

Hesse-Biber, Sharlene Nagy and Gregg Lee Carter. Working Women in America, Split Dreams. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Heyzer, Noeleen, et al, eds. A Commitment to the World’s Women: Perspectives on Development for Beijing and Beyond. New York, NY: UNIFEM, 1995.

Hoff, Joan. Law, Gender, and Injustice: A Legal History of U.S. Women. New York, NY: New York University Press, 1991.

Hogeland, Ronald W., ed. Women and Womanhood in America. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath & Co., 1973.

Houston, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Farewell to Manzanar: A true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War II internment. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1974.

Jeffreys, Sheila. The Spinster and Her Enemies: Feminism and Sexuality 1880-1930. Boston, MA: Pandora Press, 1985.

Jensen, Joan M. With These Hands: Women Working on the Land. Old Westbury, NY: The Feminist Press, 1981.

Jones, Howard. Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations from 1897. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources Inc., 2001.

Jordan, Constance. Renaissance Feminism: Literary Texts and Political Models. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1990.

Kaminer, Wendy. Women Volunteering: The Pleasure, Pain, and Politics of Unpaid Work from 1830 to the Present. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1984.

Kelber, Mim, ed. The Spirit of Houston: The First National Women’s Conference. Washington, D.C.: National Commission on the Observance of International Women’s Year, 1978.

Kerber, Linda K., and Jane Sherron de Hart, eds. Women's America: Refocusing the Past. 6th ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Kern, Stephen. Anatomy and Destiny: A Cultural History of the Human Body. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1975.

Klosko, George and Margaret G. Klosko, eds. The Struggle for Women’s Rights: Theoretical & Historical Sources. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.

Kraditor, Aileen S., ed. Up from the Pedestal: Selected Writings in the History of American Feminism. Chicago, IL: Quadrangle Books, 1968.

Krause, Corrine Azen. Grandmothers, Mothers and Daughters: An Oral History Study Of Ethnicity, Mental Health, and Continuity of Three Generations of Jewish, Italian, and Slavic-American Women. New York, NY: Institute on Pluralism and Group Identity, 1978.

Ladner, Joyce A. Tomorrow’s Tomorrow: The Black Woman. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972.

Landry, Bart. Black Working Wives: Pioneers of the American Family Revolution. Berkley CA: University of California Press, Ltd., 2000.

Lanker, Brian. I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. New York, NY: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1989.

League of Women Voters of Illinois. Forty Years of Faith and Works: A Story of The League of Women Voters of Illinois- A nonpartisan organization to promote intelligent and active citizenship. Chicago, IL: League of Women Voters of Illinois, 1961.

Lerner, Gerda. The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages to Eighteen-seventy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Lerner, Gerda. The Female Experience: An American Documentary. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1977.

Lerner, Gerda. The Majority Finds Its Past: Placing Women in History. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Lerner, Gerda. Why History Matters: Life and Thought. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 1998.

Levin, Amy K., ed. Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities. Lanham, MA: AltaMira Press, 2007.

Levine, Phillippa. Prostitution, Race, and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire. New York, NY: Routledge, 2003.

Lloyd, Trevor. Suffragettes International: The World-wide Campaign for Women’s Rights. New York, NY: American Heritage Press, 1971.

Loutfi, Martha. Rural Women Unequal Partners in Development. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Organisation, 1980.

Lunardini, Christine. What Every American Should Know About Women's History: 200 Events that Shaped Our Destiny. Holbrook, MA: Bob Adams, Inc., 1994.

Mahoney, Irene. Madame Catherine: Matriarch, mother of kings, mistress to an era—the life of Catherine de Medici. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, Inc., 1975.

Malcom X. Malcolm X on Afro-American History. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Pathfinder, 1990.

Margolis, Maxine L. Mothers and Such: Views of American Women and Why They Changed. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 1984.

Mascetti, Manuela Dunn. Goddess Wisdom: Aphrodite, Artemis, and Athena (The Little Wisdom Library). San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996.

Matthews, Glenna. The Rise of Public Woman: Woman’s Power and Woman’s Place in the United States, 1630-1970. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1992.

McBee, Mary Louise and Kathryn A. Blake, eds. The American Woman- Who Will She Be? Beverly Hills, CA: Glencoe Press, 1974.

Melder, Keith E. Beginnings of Sisterhood: The American Woman’s Rights Movement 1800-1850. New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1977.

Merriam, Eve. Growing Up Female in America: Ten Lives. Boston, MA: Beacon Press,1971.

Oakley, Ann. Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1974.

O’Faolain, Julie and Lauro Martines, eds. Not in God’s Image: Women in History from the Greeks to the Victorians. New York, NY: Harper & Row Publishers, 1973.

Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey. Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1986.

O’Neill, William L. Everyone was Brave: A History of Feminism in America. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971.

Oppenheim, E. Jean. “Holding Up the Sky,” Women in American History: Images and Realities in the 19th Century. Experimental edition. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983.

Owings, Alison. Frauen: German Women Recall the Third Reich. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1995.

Ozment, Steven. Magdalena and Balthasar: An Intimate Portrait of Life in 16th-Century Europe Revealed in the Letters of a Nuremberg Husband and Wife. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1989.

Parker, Gail, ed. The Oven Birds: American Women on Womanhood, 1820-1920. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1972.

Peterson, M. Jeanne. Family, Love, and Work In the Lives of Victorian Gentlewomen. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1989.

Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda. Body & Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Pollock, Linda, ed. A Lasting Relationship: Parents and Children Over Three Centuries. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1987.

Reed, Evelyn. Woman’s Evolution: From Matriarchal Clan to Patriarchal Family. New York, NY: Pathfinder Press, Inc., 1975.

Richmond-Abbot, Marie. The American Woman: Her Past, Her Present, Her Future. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992.

Riley, Glenda. Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History, Volume I, To 1877. 2nd Ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc. 1995.

Riley, Glenda. Inventing the American Woman: An Inclusive History, Volume II, Since 1877. 2nd Ed. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, Inc. 1995.

Rix, Sara, ed. The American Woman, 1988-1989: A Status Report. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1988.

Roberts, Elizabeth. A Woman’s Place: An Oral History of Working-Class Women, 1890-1940. New York, NY: Basil Blackwell Inc., 1984.

Rodoreda, Mercè. The Time of the Doves. Translated by David H. Rosenthal. St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, 1986.

Rosen, Ruth and Sue Davidson, eds. The Maimie Papers. Bloomington: Indiana University Press and The Feminist Press, 1977.

Rothman, Sheila M. Woman’s Proper Place: A History of Changing Ideals and Practices, 1870 to the Present. New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc., 1978.

Rupp, Leila J. Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women’s Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Russett, Cynthia Eagle. Sexual Science: A Victorian Construction of Womanhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Sapiro, Virginia. Women in American Society. 5th ed. St. Louis, MO: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Saxton, Martha. Being Good: Women's Moral Values in Early America. New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 2003.

Schlissel, Lillian, and Catherine Lavender, eds. The Western Women's Reader: The Remarkable Writings of Women Who Shaped the American West, Spanning 300 Years. New York, NY: HarperPerennial, 2000.

Scobie, Edward. Black Britannia: A History of Blacks in Britain. Chicago, IL: Johnson Publishing Company Inc., 1972.

Scott, Anne Firor, ed. The American Woman: Who Was She? Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971.

Scott, Anne Firor. The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1970.

Scott, Joan Wallach. Gender and the Politics of History. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 1988.

Sherr, Lynn and Jurate Kazickas. Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women’s Landmarks. New York, NY: Times Books, 1994.

Showalter, Elaine. The Feminine Malady: Women, Madness and the English Culture, 1830-1980. New York, NY: Penguin, 1987.

Slatkin, Wendy. Women Artists in History, From Antiquity to the 20th Century. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1990.

Smith, Liz. The Mother Book: A Compendium of Trivia & Grandeur Concerning Mothers, Motherhood & Maternity. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1978.

Stalcup, Brenda, ed. The Women's Rights Movement: Opposing Viewpoints. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1996.

Stock, Phyllis. Better Than Rubies: A History of Women’s Education. New York, NY: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1978.

Stone, Merlin. Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood. Volumes I & II. New York, NY: New Sibylline Books, 1979.

Stone, Merlin. When God was a Woman. New York, NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1976.

Straub, Kristina. Sexual Suspects: Eighteenth-Century Players and Sexual Ideology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992.

Stuard, Susan Mosher, ed. Women in Medieval Society. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1976.

Taylor, Barbara. Eve and the New Jerusalem: Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.

Taylor, Ina. Victorian Sisters: The remarkable Macdonalds and the four great men they inspire. London, England: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987.

Thébaud, Francoise, ed. A History of Women: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

Thomas, Sue and Clyde Wilcox, eds. Women and Elective Office: Past, Present, and Future. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Twin, Stephanie L. Out of the Bleachers: Writings on Women and Sport. Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1979.

Van Liere, Carma. Hallowed Fire: Faith Motivation of Early Women Activists. Valley Forge, PA: Judson Press, 1991.

Vare, Ethlie and Greg Ptacek. Mothers of Invention: From the Bra, To the Bomb, Forgotten Women and Their Unforgettable Ideas. New York, NY: William Morrow, 1987.

Vicinus, Martha, ed. Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1973.

Walsh, Elizabeth Miller. Women in Western Civilization. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Publishing Company, Inc., 1981.

Ware, Cellestine. Women Power: The Movement for Women’s Liberation. New York, NY: Tower Publications, Inc., 1970.

Ware, Susan. Holding Their Own: American Women in the 1930’s. New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 1982.

Ware, Susan. Modern American Women: A Documentary History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Warner, Marina. Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism. New York, NY: Vintage Books, 1981.

White, Deborah Gray. Ar'n't I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South. Rvsd. ed. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.

Willey, Basil. The Eighteenth Century Background: Studies on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 1961.

Wiltz, Christine. The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld. USA: Da Capo Press, 2001.

Wolf, Beverly Hungry. The Ways of my Grandmothers. New York, NY: Quill, 1982.

Wolf, Deborah Goleman. The Lesbian Community. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1979.

Woloch, Nancy. Early American Women: A Documentary History, 1600-1900. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Woloch, Nancy. Woman and the American Experience. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984.

Worobec, Christine D. Posessed: Women, Witches, and Demons in Imperial Russia. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2001.

Yalom, Marilyn. A History of the Breast. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Yow, Valerie Raliegh. The History of Hera: A Women’s Art Cooperative, 1974-1989. Wakefiled, RI: Hera Education Foundation, 1989.