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A celebration of women throughout history

Recommended Reads

Faces of Civil War Nurses

Author Coddington profiles the experiences of 77 representative women who provided care during the Civil War, serving as official and unofficial nurses, aid workers, and vivandières. Their stories are told through letters, diaries, pension files, newspaper and government reports, and other documentation. Each story is illustrated with an original wartime photograph of the subject

Invisible Veterans

Spotlights the challenges faced by our increasing cadre of military women when their service ends and they become veterans.

Rachel Carson and Her Sisters

In Rachel Carson and Her Sisters, Robert K. Musil redefines the achievements and legacy of environmental pioneer and scientist Rachel Carson, linking her work to a wide network of American women activists and writers and introducing her to a new, contemporary audience.

Women Confronting Natural Disaster

Natural disasters push ordinary gender disparities to the extreme--leaving women not only to deal with a catastrophe's aftermath, but also at risk for greater levels of domestic violence, displacement, and other threats to their security and well-being. Elaine Enarson presents a comprehensive assessment, encompassing both theory and practice, of how gender shapes disaster vulnerability and resilience.

Women's History & Women's Studies Websites

Key Databases @ the RCC Library related to Women's History