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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]


American Association of University Women Online Museum: Our History


The Feminist Chronicles, 1953-1993 [Toni Carabillo, Judith Meuli, and June Bundy Csida]

Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution [Jewish Women's Archive]

Jewish Women

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

Jewish Women and the Feminist Revolution [Jewish Women's Archive]

Military, Women in

Highlights in the History of Military Women [Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation]

Pennington, Reina, ed. Amazons to Fighter Pilots: A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Volume Two includes a detailed timeline.

Native Americans

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


Firsts for Women in U.S. Politics [Center for American Women and Politics]


Benowitz, June Melby. Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1998. Includes a detailed chronology.

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.

Social Welfare

Herrick, John M, and Paul H. Stuart, eds. Encyclopedia of Social Welfare History in North America. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2005.
Appendix B includes chronologies of social welfare history in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.


Sparhawk, Ruth, Mary E. Leslie, Phyllis Y. Turbow, and Zina R. Rose, comps. American Women in Sport, 1887-1987: A 100-Year Chronology. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1989.

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]


Minnesota Women & Work Oral History Collection: Timeline & Photos

Schneider, Dorothy, and Carl J. Schneider. The ABC-CLIO Companion to Women in the Workplace. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, c1993.


Davis, Cynthia J., and Kathryn West. Women Writers in the United States: A Timeline of Literary, Cultural, and Social History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

American Women Through Time

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