New & Noteworthy: The American Women’s Almanac

By Christine Shore
Published on 21 July, 2020

The American Women’s Almanac: 500 Years of Making History by Deborah Felder (2020) is a new addition to our Credo Reference database. This reference book contains biographies, historical facts, essays on significant legislation & movements and over 500 photos.

If you’re looking for credible biographical information on well known or lesser known women who had a significant impact on U.S. history, society or culture, just click on the “people” section when you open the ebook. You’ll see an alphabetical list linking to articles that profile over 1,000 women, including activists, artists, athletes, business women, politicians, scientists and more. You can also use the "search" feature if you have a particular person or topic in mind.

A chronological table of contents features short essays with historical facts covering:

  • The Arrival of Women in America
  • The Struggle for Equality: The First Women’s Rights Movement
  • Women at Work
  • The Second Women’s Rights Movement

The table of contents also links to sections with articles on the impact and influence of women in:

  • Literature
  • Art and Applied Art
  • Media and the Performing Arts
  • Sports
  • Science, Medicine and Technology
  • Politics, Government and the Law
  • Religion
  • Activists for Social Change
  • Education
  • Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
  • The Military
  • Explorers

Since the book is provided by our Credo Reference database, you’ll be able to print, save and email the information you find. There’s even a tool to format the citation information in APA or MLA style. If you need help using this ebook or would like more information about our Credo Reference database, just ask a librarian!