This website is a resource for students and scholars of U.S. women’s history and U.S. history more broadly. Loosely organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, the site seeks to advance scholarly debates and understanding of U.S. history while making the insights of women’s history accessible to teachers and students at universities, colleges, and high schools. It features teaching-centered document projects, as well as extensive collections of primary sources. We are also an online journal and publish new issues twice a year, in the fall and spring, featuring new document projects and book reviews, along with a host of other material, including essays, roundtables, and other special features. The site is published by Alexander Street Press, a ProQuest Company, with support from the University of California at Irvine and San Diego. It is available to academic libraries by subscription or purchase.
This editorial website is intended to provide interested students and scholars an overview of the subscription website, to offer freely-accessible examples of document projects, and to introduce prospective contributors to the process of preparing a document project or archive for publication on the website.
To find out whether your library has purchased or subscribes to WASM, ask a reference librarian. Currently about 400 libraries subscribe. The database is typically accessed through libraries' web pages. Your reference librarian can tell you how to gain access. For information about library subscriptions, click here.