Books and Other Media



America’s Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins
The Labor Wars by Sidney Lens
Other Powers: The Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull by Barbara Goldsmith
A Patriot’s History of the United States by Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
The Religious History of America by Edwin Gaustad and Leigh Schmidt

Corporations, Monopolies, and Events

The Great Influenza by John Barry
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
by Erik Larson
The History of the Standard Oil Company
by Ida Tarbell (Download the pdf version.)
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870 – 1914 by David McCullough


Boss Tweed: The Corrupt Pol who Conceived the Soul of Modern New York by Kenneth Ackermann
Mary McLeod Bethune by Emma Gelders Sterne

Nightingales: The Extraordinary Upbringing and Curious Life of Miss Florence Nightingale by Gillian Gill
The Rockefeller Women
by Clarice Stasz
The Roosevelt Women
by Betty Boyd Caroli
The Use and the Need of Carry A. Nation by Carry A. Nation

The Vanderbilt Women by Clarice Stasz

The Presidency and First Ladies

Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield by Kenneth Ackermann
Florence Harding: The First Lady, The Jazz Age, and the Death of America’s Most Scandalous President
by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Harriet Lane, America’s First Lady
by Milton Stern

Lou Henry Hoover: Gallant First Lady by Helen B. Pryor M.D.
Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era
by Carl Sferrazza
The President is a Sick Man
by Matthew Aegeo (about Grover Cleveland’s secret surgery at sea)
Presidential Wives: An Anecdotal History
by Paul F. Boller Jr.
TR: The Last Romantic by H. W. Brands


The Beautiful Life of Frances E. Willard by Anna Adams Gordon
Eighty Years and More by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Glimpses of fifty years: the Autobiography of an American Woman
by Frances Willard
History of Woman Suffrage by Elizabeth Cady Stanton  et. al.
The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony
by Ida Husted Harper

Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
Susan B. Anthony
by Alma Lutz

A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot by Mary Walton

Collections and Miscellaneous

Are Women People? A Book of Rhymes for Suffrage Times by Alice Duer Miller
Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction
ed. Hallie O. Brown

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