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The following titles and topics represent just some of the many available item within our library system.




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Biographies of Women

America's Women - Gail Collins American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country - Kay Bailey Hutchison The Astronaut Wives Club: A True Story - Lily Koppel A Century of Women: The Most Influential Events in Twentieth-century Women's History - Deborah G. Felder
Civil War Women: Their Quilts, Their Roles, Activities for Re-enactors - Barbara Brackman Daring Women of the Civil War - Carin T. Ford Dreaming in French: The Paris Years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis - Alice Yaeger Kaplan Fast Women: The Legendary Ladies of Racing - Todd McCarthy
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation - Judith Mackrell Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts Funny Ladies: The New Yorker's Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons - Liza Donnelly Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation - Cokie Roberts
Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers - Kay Bailey Hutchison The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science - Julie des Jardins The New York Public Library Amazing Women in American history: A Book of Answers for Kids - New York Public Library Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: An Illustrated History - Geoffrey C. Ward
Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier - Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist - George D. Morgan Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War - H. Donald Winkler Women of the Catskills: Stories Of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Hope - Richard R. Heppner


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Children's Books
on Women's History

Click any subject link below to search the library system catalog
for children's items on women's history.



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eBooks & eAudiobooks
History, Memoirs, Women's Studies, & More

American Rose: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee - Karen Abbott Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman - Robert K. Massie Dearie: The Remarkable Life of Julia Child - Bob Spitz
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch - Sally Bedell Smith Fifth Avenue, 5 A. M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman - Sam Wasson Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation - Cokie Roberts
The Heart of a Woman - Maya Angelou The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle - The Countess of Carnarvon
Louisa May Alcott - Kathleen Burke My Life with the Chimpanzees - Jane Goodall Phillis Wheatley - Merle Richmond
No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington - Condoleezza Rice On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson - William Souder Reading Jackie: Her Autobiography in Books - William Kuhn
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems - Caroline Kennedy The Wives: The Women Behind Russia's Literary Giants - Alexandra Popoff A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton - Carl Bernstein
The following list is a sampling of electronic books and audiobooks available through the library system's eBook service ("OverDrive").

If you are new to eBooks, please click here to learn more about OverDrive / RCLS eBooks.

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Project Gutenberg, a free eBook provider on the Web, also offers some titles relating to Women's History under the following subject headings:
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General History

33 Things Every Girl Should Know about Women's History: From Suffragettes to Skirt Lengths to the ERA - Tonya Bolden The Cowgirl Way: Hats Off to America's Women of the West - Holly George-Warren Encyclopedia of Women's History in America - Kathryn Cullen-DuPont
Encyclopedia of Women in the American West - Gordon Morris Bakken, Brenda Farrington From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women - Marilyn French Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America - Charlotte S. Waisman, Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. Collins
The Heroine's Bookshelf: Life Lessons from Jane Austen to Laura Ingalls Wilder - Erin M. Blakemore 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women - Joseph Parisi, Kathleen Welton The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History - Wilma Mankiller and other editors
Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States - Sheila Keenan What Every American Should Know about Women's History: 200 Events that Shaped Our Destiny - Christine Lunardini Women's Chronology: A History of Women's Achievements - Timothy L. Gall and other editors


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Women's Rights & Equality

The Boundaries of Her Body: The Troubling History of Women's Rights in America - Debran Rowland Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America - Faye E. Dudden In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th century America - Alice Kessler-Harris
The Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Right to Vote - Judy Monroe Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women's Rights Movement - Sally Gregory McMillen Tidal Wave: The Story of the Modern Women's Movement and How It Continues to Change America - Sara M. Evans
Two Paths to Women's Equality: Temperance, Suffrage, and the Origins of Modern Feminism - Janet Zollinger Giele Women's Suffrage - Jeff Hill You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? - Jean Fritz


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Reference Works

Celebrating Women in American History - Facts on File Handbook of American Women's History - Angela Howard A History of the American Suffragist Movement - Doris Weatherford
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History - Bonnie G. Smith Second to None: A Documentary History of American Women - Ruth Barnes Moynihan, Cynthia Russett, Laurie Crumpacker Women and American Religion - Ann Braude, Jon Butler, Harry S. Stout


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Additional Titles to Consider

Daughters of the Declaration: How Women Social Entrepreneurs Built the American Dream - Claire Gaudiani A History of Their Own: Women in Europe from Prehistory to the Present - Bonnie S. Anderson In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing - Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether
A Museum of Their Own: National Museum of Women in the Arts - Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, Philip Kopper Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions - Sandra M. Gilbert A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf
Susan B. Anthony Slept Here: A Guide to American Women's Landmarks - Lynn Sherr Victorian to Vamp: Women's Clothing 1900-1929 - Paula Jean Darnell Voices of the Women's Health Movement edited - Barbara Seaman, Laura Eldridge
We Are Our Mothers' Daughters - Cokie Roberts Weaving New Worlds: Southeastern Cherokee Women and Their Basketry - Sarah H. Hill When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present - Gail Collins
The Wisdom Trail: In the Footsteps of Remarkable Women - Janet Lieberman, Julie Hungar A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League - Sue Macy Women's Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present - Lisa Grunwald, Stephen J. Adler


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Historic & Famous Women
in the Library Catalog

Click any name below to browse the library system catalog
for information on some of the many famous, historic, and influential women in history.

To explore even more women in history, you can also browse by topic or general biographies.



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Topics for Further Exploration
in the Library Catalog

Click any subject link below to search the library system catalog
for a variety of nonfiction and fiction materials.

You may refine your search further once you're in the catalog.

To explore some of the many notable women in history, you can also browse by name.



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Videos / DVDs - Topics
in the Library Catalog

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for a variety of videos.

You can also explore library items (books, videos, etc.) by name or by topic.



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Explore Web Resources
on Women's History

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Biographies


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Documents, Speeches, Writings, & Photographs

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General History
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Multimedia

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OpenCourseWare (OCW)
Free Lectures & Learning Materials


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Organizations


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Statistics



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For Teachers - Lessons & Teaching Resources


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Timelines in Women's History



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Women's Rights & Equality


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