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Women's History

Library Materials, resources, databases and more, relating to Women's History

A history of feminism in the New England Area

In 1850, the first National Women's Rights Convention was held in Worcester, MA. From the website: ... this site provides an archive of documents relating to the convention, including eight speeches, 15 newspaper accounts, 14 letters, and selected items from the proceedings. Also offers three speeches from the 1851 convention, as well as a host of other resources concerning the 19th-century woman's movement more generally. Diary entries, government reports, tracts for and against suffrage, poems from Godey's Lady Book, and the full text of several books are included such as The Lady's Guide to Perfect Gentility (1856). 

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Local women's rights groups