HIST 460/560, Spring 2014, "Women Thinking"
This list is intended as a preliminary guide and supplement to the course
readings. It does not include published biographies of intellectuals who
may interest you because these are easy to look up online in the UO (or
any other) library catalog. Please do not hesitate to contact me (by e-mail,
phone, or during office hours) if you need additional bibliographic help.
The reference librarians in Knight Library are also there to answer any
questions you may have about locating relevant materials.
Intellectual History as a Field
H-Ideas, Intellectual History Discussion Group in H-Net
Society for U.S. Intellectual History Blog
Peter Gordon, "What is intellectual history?"
Intellectual History, General Reference Materials
Richard Wightman Fox and James T. Kloppenberg, eds., A Companion
to American Thought (Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995).
John Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography,
24 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, under the auspices of the
American Council of Learned Societies, 1999).
David A. Hollinger and Charles Capper, eds., The American Intellectual
Tradition, 4rd ed., vol. II: 1865 to the Present (New York: Oxford
University Press, 2001).
Intellectual History Newsletter, published 1979-2002
Modern Intellectual History, published since 2004
Women’s History General Reference Materials
Discovering American Women's History Online
Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary
Women, Science, and Environmentalism
Irene Diamond and Gloria Feman Orenstein, Reweaving the World: The
Emergence of Ecofeminism (Sierra Club Books, 1990).
Evelyn Fox Keller, Reflections on Gender and Science (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1985).
Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, ed., History of women in the sciences :
readings from Isis (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Carolyn Merchant, The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific
Revolution (Harper San Francisco, 1990).
Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva, Ecofeminism (New York: Zed, 1993).
Margaret Rossiter, Women scientists in America : before affirmative
action, 1940-1972 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).
Women, Politics, and Social Policy
Ellen Fitzpatrick, Endless Crusade: Women Social Scientists and Progressive
Reform (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990).
Estelle B. Freedman, Maternal Justice: Miriam Van Waters and the
Female Reform Tradition, 1887-1974 (Chicago: University of Chicago
Linda Gordon, ed., Women, the State, and Welfare (Madison: University
of Wisconsin Press, 1990).
Linda K. Kerber, No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and
the Obligations of Citizenship (New York: Hill and Wang, 1998).
Molly Ladd-Taylor, Mother-Work: Women, Child Welfare, and the State,
1890-1930 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994).
Robyn Muncy, Creating a Female Dominion in American Reform, 1890-1935
(New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).
Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and
the Meaning of Liberty (New York: Pantheon Books, 1997).
Theda Skocpol, Protecting Soldiers and Mothers: the Political Origins
of Social Policy in the United States (Cambridge: Harvard University
Women and Social
Movements in the United States, 1775-1930
The History of Modern Feminism
Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon, eds., Dear Sisters: Dispatches
from the Women's Liberation Movement (New York: Basic Books, 2000).
Mari Jo Buhle, Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle
with Psychoanalysis (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).
Nancy F. Cott, The Grounding of Modern Feminism (New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1987).
Alice Echols, Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975
(Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1989).
Sara Evans, Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in
the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left (New York: Random House,
Sara Evans, Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century's End
(New York: Free Press, 2003).
Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
(New York: Anchor Books, 1991).
Daniel Horowitz, Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique:
The American Left, the Cold War, and Modern Feminism (Amherst: University
of Massachusetts Press, 1998).
Ruth Rosen, The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement
Changed America (New York: Viking, 2000).
Archives, Papers, and Information About Selected Intellectuals
on the Internet
Hannah Arendt: The Library of Congress has digitized its Arendt
Buck, general biography
Buck, role in child welfare and child adoption
Barbara McClintock: The National Library of Medicine has digitized McClintock’s
Materials on American Women and Education
Joyce Antler, Lucy Sprague Mitchell: The Making of a Modern Woman
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987).
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas
(New York, Knopf, 1994).
Women and Education
on Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminization of Education
on Mary Lion, founder of Mt. Holyoke
on history of Mt. Holyoke
Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce