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Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
A guide to resources for the study of gender and sexuality at Augsburg.
This general database includes full text of more than 4,600 journals in most college subjects, and indexes 4,000 others. Try narrowing your search by SUBJECT and limiting it to "Academic Journals." (See the PAS tutorial to review how to identify scholarly journals.)
Chronicles a wide range of women's experiences in what was once thought to be an age only of "great men." With 150 signed biographical entries, along with essays on such topics as witchcraft and childbirth. With reference lists, a chronology and an index.
If you're a woman and you can vote, you have the people and events laid out in this thorough book to thank for it. Numerous entries show how the status quo in England and the U.S. was changed over 62 years.
Here you can browse this diverse database's primary-source collections by subject — photos, letters, diaries, and other artifacts that document the history of U.S. women from the 1730s to the late 20th century.
The eugenics movement of the early 20th century was, quite literally, an effort to breed better human beings. Eugenicists encouraged the reproduction of people with "good" genes. They lobbied for social legislation to keep racial and ethnic groups separate, to restrict immigration from southern and eastern Europe, and to sterilize people considered genetically unfit. This site presents reports, articles, charts, and pedigrees that were once considered scientific facts—now discredited.