Women’s History Month: Resources: March 2021 Genealogy Blog Party

Women’s History Month has been celebrated each March since 1987 in the United States. Elizabeth O’Neal’s Genealogy Blog Party is all about this year’s celebration and spotlighting women in history.

Rather than tell a story, I’ve compiled a list of books and online materials that range from autobiography to biography to general histories and videos about the lives of women and how they shaped the culture and life of their times.

I have read some, but not all of these books and I’ve tried to include a variety of perspectives on women’s history.


Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World, by Mary Norton, 2014

A History of Women in America: From Founding Mothers to Feminists – How Women Shaped the Life and Culture of America, by Carol Hymowitz, 1984

A Mid-Wife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her diary , 1785-1812, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, 1991

Jackie Ormes, The First African American Woman Cartoonist, by Nancy Goldstein, 2019

America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, by Gail Collins, 2003

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Harriet Jacobs, 1861

America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today, by Pamela Nadell, 2020

The Eighteenth Century Woman, by Olivier Bernier, 2018

First Black Women Judges: The Story of Three Black Women Judges in the United States, by Angela Carol Robinson, 2020

Women’s Rights in the United States, by Anne M. Boylan, 1974

A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, by Sonia Purnell, 2020

The Force of a Feather: The Search for a Lost Story of Slavery and Freedom, by DeEtta Demaratus, 2002

Radical Spirits: Spiritualism and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth Century America, by Ann Braude, 2001

Native American Women: Leadership, Activism and Feminism, by Wilson Bellacoola, 2020

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies, by Jason Fagone, 2018

Highway of Tears: A True Story of Racism, Indifference, and the Pursuit of Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, by Jessica McDiarmid, 2019

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, by Liza Mundy, 2018

Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth and Society in Early Times, by Elizabeth Wayland Barber, 1996

She Caused a Riot: 100 Unknown Women Who Built Cities, Sparked Revolutions, and Massively Crushed It by Hannah Jewell, 2018

These organizations are celebrating  Women’s History Month online:

New York Public Library – Women’s History Month 2021

New York Times – Women’s History Month 2021

Boston Women’s Heritage Trail

Los Angeles Public Library – Women’s History Month 2021

Women’s History Month

Remarkable Legacies of American Women – National Park Service

Women’s History Month – National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Alliance

Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center

It’s a good thing the celebration of Women’s History takes place over the entire month of March, as there are tons of resources available to peruse, read and view.

3 thoughts on “Women’s History Month: Resources: March 2021 Genealogy Blog Party”

  1. That’s a great list. Although I’m in the UK it’s interesting to read about the experiences of women in different countries & also how they compare.

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