December 2008


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

With our final issue of 2008 we return to our typical quarterly additions to Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 . This issue includes two document projects. The first, by Laura Prieto, examines the work of three notable woman sculptors in the mid-nineteenth century, Harriet Hosmer, Anne Whitney, and Edmonia Lewis. Prieto is particularly interested in the way their commitments to abolition and woman's rights influenced the sculptures they produced. In our second document project, April Schultz explores the ways that Norwegian American women influenced the presentation of their group's ethnicity at the 1925 Norse-American Centennial.

In this issue, we continue to expand our online publication of the biographical dictionary, Notable American Women . We add volume 4 with this issue of WASM and will be publishing volume five in March 2009. All the women treated in Notable appear in the Browse People index of the web site.

This issue also includes two book reviews 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 mark our fifth installment of publications of the League of Women Voters, 1920-2000. The items we are publishing this quarter include issues of several League periodicals, League News (1930-1934), Member's Magazine (1940-1943), and Trends in Government (1949-1951). We also publish a brief reminiscence written by the noted women's historian, Anne Firor Scott, who worked as an LWV staffer for a number of years. We are grateful to Professor Scott, the National LWV, and many state and local branches for granting us permission to publish these materials online. We expect to publish another 3,000 pages of League materials in the coming year as we continue to document a leading women s social movement in the post-suffrage decades.


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