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History Reference Center offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
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World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
The British Women's Suffrage Campaign by Harold L. SmithA comprehensive history of the women's suffrage movement in Great Britain between 1866 and 1928 that eventually gave them the vote.
Call Number: 324.623 Smi
Publication Date: 2007
The Home Front Encyclopedia by James D. Ciment (Editor); Mary Hickey; Jason Kniser; Thaddeus Russell (Editor)United States, Britain, and Canada in World Wars I and II. Volume I covers WWI, and Volume III includes primary source documents.
An encyclopedia of life on the home front during the two world wars provides biographical profiles, articles on all aspects of life during the era, chronologies of important events, and primary source documents. .
Call Number: REF 940.303 Hom, 3 vols.
Publication Date: 2006
The suffragette movement : an intimate account of persons and ideals. by Pankhurst, E. SylviaEyewitness details of the early women's suffrage movement and their encounters with the politics of Great Britain.
Written two years into the war, this chapter from Elizabeth Leigh Hutchins and James Joseph Mallon's book, Women in modern industry, pages 239-66, looks at some of the new responsibilities women had with the advent of WWI.
The Endell Street Military Hospital in Covent Garden was opened in May 1915 by militant suffragists Dr Flora Murray and Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson. It was the first unit to be entirely run and staffed by women, and the majority of patients were men.
The feminist and socialist writer and social theorist Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) was one of the most important – and radical – social commentators of her day. This site, dedicated to cataloging her writings gives analysis of her work and it's place in a larger social context. Some if it is very academic, but much can be useful.
This BBC resource discusses how roles for women in Britain changed due to the effect WWI had on the country. A useful resource.
The Classic Ten: the true story of the little black dress and nine other fashion favorites by Nancy MacDonell Smith
Call Number: 391 Smith
Publication Date: 2003
Uses examples from magazines, literature, and film to trace the origins and evolution of ten fashion classics, including the black dress, white shirt, cashmere sweater, blue jeans, high heels, and more.
Decades of Beauty: the history of 100 years of change in clothes, cosmetics, underwear, hairstyling, media, and women's place in society that have defined the female image in the 20th century by Kate Mulvey; Melissa Richards
Call Number: 647.704 Mul
Publication Date: 1998
Photographs and text help demonstrate how American society's idea of beauty has changed from the 1890s to the 1990s; includes descriptions of the popular trends, fashions, and models from each decade.
Fashion, Costume, and Culture, volume 4 by Sara Pendergast; Tom Pendergast; Sarah Hermsen
Call Number: REF 391.009 Pen
Publication Date: 2003
Contains articles that describe the clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear traditional to cultures around the world, covering a period that ranges from prehistory to the early twenty-first century, and includes photographs, and a time line.
Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the pulse of history by Rhonda K. Garelick
Call Number: 746.92 Chanel
Publication Date: 2014
Rhonda Garelick shows us the Chanel who conquered the world . . . a woman who thirsted to create others in her image, who ruthlessly and innovatively borrowed from her famous (and infamous) intimates, who understood the idea of branding and image well ahead of her time, who created "wearable personality."