American Women's History: A Timeline
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Major Women's History Timelines

Gale Women's History Month Resources: Timeline

Women in American History [Britannica]

Women's History Timeline [BBC]

Timelines Covering Specific States

Women in Kentucky: Our Legacy, Our Future

Timeline of Louisiana Women's History

New Jersey Women's History: Notable Facts

Working Out Her Destiny: Women's History in Virginia - Timeline

Timeline of West Virginia Women's History [Compiled by the West Virginia State Archives]

Women in Wisconsin History [Wisconsin Historical Society]


Timeline. In Emergence of Advertising in America: 1850-1920 [online]. [Durham, NC]: Digital Scriptorium, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, 2000 [cited 12 March 2001]. Available from:

African American History

The Black Press: Timeline

Brown, Elsa, N.H. Goodall, Jamie Hart, and Marshanda Smith, comps. "Chronology of Black Women's History." In Black Women in America, edited by Darlene Clark Hine. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.


Timeline of Art History [Metropolitan Museum of Art]

Civil Rights

Voices of Civil Rights: Timeline [AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress]


The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993

Jewish Women

350th Celebration - Timeline [Jewish Women's Archive]

Native Americans

Champagne, Duane, ed. Chronology of Native North American History. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994.

Social Reform

Hamilton, Neil A. Rebels and Renegades: A Chronology of Social and Political Dissent in the United States. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Rappaport, Helen. Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2001.
Volume II includes a chronology that is international in scope.

The West

New Perspectives on the West: Events [PBS]

Women's Rights

Major Supreme Court Decisions on Women's Rights [ACLU]

One Hundred Years toward Suffrage: An Overview [Compiled by E. Susan Barber, Library of Congress]

Timeline of Legal History of Women in the United States [National Women's History Project]


General American History Timelines

Digital History Timeline

American Women's History: A Timeline

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