Tuesday, November 4, 2014

TRIAL: Women and Social Movements, International

Atkins library is now running a trial for Alexander Street Press’s Women and Social Movements, International. and Social Movements, International uses writings of women activists to trace the history of women's social activism across the globe. Through personal letters and diaries, and the conference proceedings at which pivotal decisions were made, this online collection illuminates women's influence on the course of history.

The database provides an unparalleled survey of how women’s struggles against gendered inequalities promoted their engagement with other issues over time and across cultures. Faced with resistance from national political parties and organizations in the 19th and 20th centuries, women created international organizations where they pioneered policies that were adopted by national and international governing bodies. For example, President Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points built on resolutions adopted by the Women’s Peace Conference at The Hague in 1915. (source)

You can access the trial here:

The trial will end January 3, 2015.  Please leave any feedback you have in the comments section.

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