|American Women's History: A Research Guide|
Please note that this section is in the initial stages of development.
This work provides an overview of scholarship about family history. "Women and Families" follows five chapters about different time periods; the final three chapters focus on African-American, Native American, and immigrant working class families. Each chapter ends with a useful bibliography.
Cott, Nancy. Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Hartog, Hendrik. Man and Wife in America: A
History. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
See the general Archives & Manuscript Collections section for additional information sources.
Bouricius, Clara, and Laura Cochrane. Marriage and Coverture [online]. In Women, Enterprise and Society: A Guide to Resources in the Business Manuscripts Collection at Baker Library. Boston: Baker Library, Harvard Business School, 2002 [cited 27 February 2002]. Available from: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/wes/collections/women_law/marriage_coverture/.
Catanese, Lynn Ann. Women's History: A Guide to Sources at Hagley
Museum and Library. Greenwood Press, 1997.
Subject [online]. Iowa City: Iowa Women's
Archives, University of Iowa Libraries, January 1997 [cited 14 June
2000]. Available from: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa/search.html.
See "Divorce," "Domestic Violence," "Family Papers," "Farmers and farm
wives," and "Spousal Abuse/spousal legislation."
Papers: An Electronic Archive [online]. Boston: Massachusetts
Historical Society, 2003.
Emma Spaulding Bryant Letters: An Online Archival Collection. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Libraries. Available from: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/bryant/.
Marriage, Women, and
the Law [Mountain View, Calif.]: Research Libraries Group, 1996-1998.
Available from: http://www.rlg.org/scarlet/index.html.
Photo Database & Virtual
Gallery [online]. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Public Library, n.d. [cited
25 February 2002]. Available
Collection [online]. Denver, CO: Denver Public Library, 1995- .
Available from: http://gowest.coalliance.org/.
Commercial Digital Collections
North American Women's Letters and Diaries. Alexandria, Va.:
Alexander Street Press, 2001- .
Judith Sargent Murray Papers. Jackson, Miss. : Mississippi
Dept. of Archives and History, 1989. 7 microfilm reels.
Cott, Nancy. Public Vows
[Interview online]. Talking History, 24 September 2001. Available
Series pt.1 -
What is Marriage For? [online]. Hosted by Ray Suarez.
Talk of the Nation. National Public Radio, 13 July 1999.
Mintz, Steven. The American Family
[Interview online]. Talking History, 17 September 2001. Available
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