Sophia Smith Collection, Online Exhibits - Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History Through Family Papers - Research
Across the Generations: Exploring U.S. History Through Family Papers
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Research - Additional Sources
Sources on family history:

For more information on the individuals and families represented in this exhibit, see Readings on the Families. The finding aids for the four family collections in this exhibit are available on the Five College Archives and Manuscript Collections Web site.

For additional family papers in the Sophia Smith Collection, see the Family Papers Research Guide.

If you're interested in genealogical research, the following Web sites
might be of help:



The National Archives Genealogy Site

Readings on the themes highlighted in this exhibit:

Family Life

Hareven,Tamara K. Families, History, and Social Change: Life-Course and
Cross-Cultural Perspectives
. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2000.

Mintz, Steven and Susan Kellogg. Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life. New York: The Free Press, 1988.

Rothman, Ellen K. Hands and Hearts: A History of Courtship in America. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Social Awareness

DuBois, Ellen Carol. Feminism and Suffrage: The Emergence of an Independent Women's Movement in America, 1848-69. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Higonnet, Margaret A. Nurses at the Front: Writing the Wounds of the Great War. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 2001.

Lerner, Gerda. The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Woman's Rights and Abolition. New York: Schocken Books, 1971.

Mayer, Henry. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998.


Dublin, Thomas. Transforming Women's Work: New England Lives in the Industrial Revolution. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994.

Licht, Walter. Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.

Arts and Leisure

Swinth, Kirsten. Painting Professionals: Women Artists and the Development of Modern American Art, 1870-1930. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

For general information on using primary sources for research and for women's history sources on the Web, see these related pages on the Sophia Smith Collection Web site:

Women's History Resources

Using the documents
(part of our "Agents of Social Change" Lesson Plans site)

Terms of Use

Researchers interested in further information about the collections represented in this exhibit, or the many diverse holdings in the Sophia Smith Collection, can view collection descriptions on our Web site. You may also contact us with questions.

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