Best Books on Women’s History
From time to time, the NCWHS compiles bibliographies that we hope will be of use to the staff of sites seeking to interpret women's history (a separate bibliography of literature relevant to the interpretation of women's history at historic sites is in preparation). Here the NCWHS presents a bibliography of some of the best books in women's history as suggested by prominent U.S. women historians. While not meant to be all-inclusive, the list should serve as a good start for those interested in reading more in this field.
Armitage, Susan and Elizabeth Jameson. The Women’s West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.
Barr, Juliana. Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. University of North Carolina Press, 2007.
Beals, Melba Patillo, ed. Warriors Don’t Cry: A Searing memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Benson, Susan Porter. Household Accounts: Working-Class Families Economies in the Interwar United States. Ithaca; Cornell University Press.