conference work

DO IT YOURSELF:  To search for additional material, start with Google ( It's the best engine for tracking down sites useful to scholars. Begin with an advanced search ( in which ".com" and ".net" are unwanted words and you request one or more of these words: ".edu," ".gov" and ".org."



H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences on Line

History Matters

Internet Modern History Sourcebook

Women's Movements (Monterey Bay Educators Against War)

BBC History Pages

Discovering American Women's History Online

Internet Women's History Sourcebook

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organizations and agencies:

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

History News Network

Historians for Peace and Democracy

Radical History Review

American Social History Project

Berkshire Conference of Women Historians

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research centers, libraries, archives:

Raushenbush Library's Research Guide for Students of Women's History

Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

CLAGS: Center for LGBTQ Studies, City University of New York

Lesbian Herstory Archives

Tamiment Library & Wagner Labor Archives (New York University)

Bobst Library, New York University

New York Public Library Research Libraries

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

Performing Arts Collection, New York Public Library

Columbia University Libraries

Yale University Library

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archives, exhibits, bibliographies:

Black American Feminisms: A Multidisciplinary Bibliography

Making of America (antebellum period through Reconstruction)

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

AMDOCS: Documents for the Study of American History

Documenting the American South

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940

American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Women's Liberation Movement Print Culture, Duke University Library

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alternate news media
(for information you won't get from U.S. corporate media):

News at - includes (somewhat dated) links to multiple news sites and blogs

Daily News from the Feminist Majority Foundation - news and commentary on events around the world

Bitch Media - edgy feminist project

Bust Magazine - feminist takes on politics and pop culture

Jezebel - ditto

Ultraviolet - online actiuvist network that campiagns for gender equality "at a higher frequency"

United Nations Women Watch - global news on women and gender issues

Colorlines - online magazine published by Race Forward: Center for Racial Justice Innovation

The Daily Beast - independent, irreverent, intelligent reporting on politics and culture

Common Dreams - links to a host of articles, essays, news services, radio and TV programs, independent weeklies, government documents, etc.

Z Communications - ditto

The Daily Activist - useful news for people who care about social justice, civil liberties, and human rights (But it's a commercial site, so you'll have to cope with some annoying ads.)

The Nation - website of the progressive weekly; many online articles that don't appear in print

Salon - pioneer in digital journalism, generally from a progressive point of view

Podcast Republic - gateway to hundreds of podcasts that address a waide range of topics from many different points of view

AlterNet - archive of news for progressive thinkers

truthout - news and editorials from progressive and mainsteam sources

The Black Commentator - progressive news and views, from Glen Ford and Peter Gamble

Informed Comment - thoughts on the Middle East, history, and religion, from Juan Cole, professor of history at the University of Michigan

MR online - news and views from the Monthly Review Foundation

Making Contact/National Radio Project - news and much, much more, including first-rate investigative journalism

Alternative Radio - links to lots of progressive radio stations and on-line programming

Democracy NOW! - progressive news program from Pacifica Radio; a new broadcast every weekday

Your Call Radio - progressive public affairs show from California, five days a week

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) - hard-hitting critiques of corporate news media; site includes RealAudio for the FAIR's weekly radio show, Counterspin

Independent Media Center - news stories from independent media organizations, plus free-access discussion boards

The Middle East Research and Information Project - news and background on developments in Afghanistan and South Asia as well as the Middle East

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