Ellen Herman

Department of History, University of Oregon


Supplementary Resources
HIST 460/560, Winter 2009, "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, 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

Women’s History General Reference Materials

American Women’s History, A Research Guide

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 Press, 1996).

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 Press, 1992).

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, 1979).

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 Papers.

Mary McLeod Bethune

Pearl Buck, general biography

Pearl Buck, role in child welfare and child adoption

Dorothy Day

Emma Goldman Papers

Evelyn Hooker

Jane Jacobs

Barbara McClintock: The National Library of Medicine has digitized McClintock’s Papers.

Toni Morrison

The Ayn Rand Institute

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).

American Women and Education

Essay on Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Feminization of Education

Rosalind Rosenberg essay on history of co-education

Website on Mary Lion, founder of Mt. Holyoke

Website on history of Mt. Holyoke

Website on Kate and Sue McBeth, Missionary Teachers to the Nez Perce