American Women's History: A Research Guide
Legal Sources: Laws & Court Decisions
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Guides to Using Legal Sources

Craig, Pamela Barnes. "Law Library of Congress." In American Women: A Library of Congress Guide for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States, edited by Sheridan Harvey, Janice Ruth, Barbara Natson, Sara Day, and Evelyn Sinclair. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2001.


Cushman, Clare, ed. Supreme Court Decisions and Women's Rights: Milestones to Equality. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press and The Supreme Court Historical Society, 2001.
This illustrated guide includes overviews of more than 75 Supreme Court cases. Topics covered include "Jury Duty," "Sex Discrimination," "Discrimination in the Workplace," "Sexual Harassment," "Pregnancy and Childbirth," and "Reproductive Rights."

Frost-Knappman, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-Dupont, eds. Women's Rights on Trial: 101 Historic Trials from Anne Hutchinson to the Virginia Military Institute Cadets. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997. 478p.

Mikula, Mark, and L. Mpho Mabunda, eds. Great American Court Cases. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999.
Volume 3 includes sections covering "Custody and Child Support," "Family Law," "Gender Discrimination," "Reproductive Rights," "Rights of Gays and Lesbians," and "Sexual Harassment."

Primary Sources: Digital Collections

FLITE - Supreme Court Decisions, 1937-1975 [online]. Washington, D.C. :; National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1998- . Available from:

American Women's History: A Research Guide

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132