Celebrating Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the Law Library is celebrating by highlighting some of its resources on women and the law.

Several of the Library’s subscription databases provide content on women’s history. HeinOnline’s Women & the Law database includes academic articles and government documents on women’s rights. Topics include abortion rights, women’s suffrage, education, and employment. The database does an excellent job of providing biographies of famous women who worked in the law and allows researchers to search for articles, court briefs, and other documents published by these women. Another database, JSTOR, includes a Feminist and Women’s Studiessubject guide comprised of social science resources. The guide features journals and scholarly publications on history, law, and race through a feminist lens.

Public webpages like Stanford’s Women’s Legal History document the lives of various women who have worked in the law, providing biographical information as well as various documents and papers from their careers.

The Library also boasts a number of eBooks that students and faculty can access while working remotely:

Katherine Turk, Equality on Trial: Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace (2016).

Estelle B. Freedman, Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation (2013).

Serena Mayeri, Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution (2011).

A. Cheree Carlson, The Crimes of Womanhood: Defining Femininity in a Court of Law (2009).

If you have any questions or want to find more resources on women’s history, please contact the Reference Desk at libref@uchastings.edu, and make sure to keep an eye on our social media pages for more information on women’s history.