September 2007

Editors : Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin
Published by Alexander Street Press and the
Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender, SUNY Binghamton


In This Issue

In this third issue of 2007 we are publishing two new document projects, an update to our Microform Bibliography, and our normal array of reviews and news from the archives. The first project, authored by Beth Salerno, examines the networking of antislavery women in the abolitionist movement in the antebellum decades. It is accompanied by a strong set of related full-text sources. Professor of Law Barbara Allen Babcock follows with a project focusing on the work of Clara Foltz to promote the adoption of the Public Defender for defendants in the courts. Her project demonstrates the close connection between this legal reform and Foltz's experiences as an early woman lawyer and her support of woman suffrage.

Periodically we update resources that we maintain on the website and this quarter we offer an updated version of the Microform Bibliography that first appeared on WASM in 2002. Corinne Weible has added to the bibliography citations to additional microfom collections employed by authors for their projects over the past two years.

This issue also includes five book reviews, a website review, and our regular feature, News from the Archives. This section provides news about collections and projects of interest from archives and repositories. If you are affiliated with an archive or repository and would like to submit an announcement that you feel would be of interest to our readers, please contact the editor of the new section, Tanya Zanish-Belcher , Associate Professor and Head of the Special Collections Department and University Archives at Iowa State University.

The full-text sources in this issue complete our online publication of the minutes and reports of the annual meetings of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, the largest women's social movement in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The 1898 NWCTU minutes, bring our run to 6,000 pages of minutes covering the period 1874-1898. We are also publishing a variety of other materials related to women in the abolitionist and woman's rights movements. Beginning in December 2007 we launch a new focus on full-text sources from the publications of national, state, and local Leagues of Women Voters between 1920 and 2000. The League was the foremost national organization to maintain the tradition of the suffrage movement after the passage of the nineteenth amendment. The National League of Women Voters and numerous League branches have graciously granted permission to reprint their publications and we look forward to making these rich resources available to WASM users.


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