American Women's History: A Research Guide
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Bibliographies

Brodie, Janet Farrell. "Selected Bibliography of Literature of Reproductive Control Advice, 1830-1880." In Contraception and Abortion in Nineteenth-Century America. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Geha, Rabia, and Kelly Wooten, comps., and Amy Leigh, ed. Beyond Nancy Drew: Girls' Literature in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture [online]. Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, n.d. [cited 15 March 2002]. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/beyond-nancy-drew.html.

Newton, Sarah E. Learning to Behave: A Guide to American Conduct Books Before 1900. Bibliographies and Indexes in American History, no. 28. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Peterson, Kelsy. The Glory of Woman: Prescriptive Literature in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture [online]. Durham, NC: Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Duke University, 2003 [cited 7 December 2004]. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/women/prescriptive-lit/. This extensive annotated bibliography is organized by date, and covers a range of topics (e.g., etiquette/conduct, education, fashion, health, marriage, etc.).


Primary Sources: Archival & Library Collections

Favretto, Cristina. "Keepers of the Temple of Virtue: The Literature of Domestic Culture in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture." Duke University Libraries [online] 13 (Fall 2000). Available from: http://magazine.lib.duke.edu/issue4/.


Primary Sources: Digital Collections

The Nineteenth Century in Print [online]. [Washington, D.C.] : Library of Congress, 2000- . Available from: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/mnchome.html.
Select "Conduct of Life" from the Subject Index or Self-Help and Self-Improvement section.

Playing House: Homemaking for Children [online]. Madison: University of Wisconsin, n.d. [cited 8 July 2006]. Available from: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/History.ChildHomeEc.

Women Working, 1870-1930 [online]. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Library Open Collections Program, 2004- [cited 20 April 2004]. Available from: http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/.
Browse by topic, then select "Conduct of Life" to retrieve over 100 online versions of books that were originally published between 1870 and 1930.


Primary Sources: Microform Collections

Advice Literature in America. Part 1: The Schlesinger Collection of Etiquette and Advice Books from the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University. Marlborough, Wiltshire, England, 2001. 15 microfilm reels.
Overview from the publisher.


Talking About Women's History

Grant, Julia. A History of [U.S.] Child-Rearing Manuals. Interviewed by Dennis Mihelich. Talking History, 4 May 2000. Available from: http://www.albany.edu/talkinghistory/arch2000jan-june.html.




American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
kmiddlet@frank.mtsu.edu
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132