New E-books on Women’s History and Activism

Throughout history, women have organized to fight for equal rights and insist on a better world. Rise up for women’s rights with these selected new e-books highlighting the history of women’s activism.

The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters by Carolyn Jefferson-JenkinsCarolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, the first African American president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, celebrates the contributions of women of color in the organization’s 100-year history. Using primary sources and personal accounts, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters explores the challenges faced by women of color in the US and its mainstream organizations.

Information Activism A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies by Cait McKinneyInformation Activism: A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies looks at how lesbian feminists generated and shared information to build communities and social movements. From newsletters to telephone hotlines to digital archives, queer activists have used media technologies to take back control over information, serve their communities, and advance their work.

 Women Rising In and Beyond the Arab Spring Edited by Rita Stephan and Mounira M. CharradWomen Rising In and Beyond the Arab Spring examines women’s activism in sixteen different countries before, during and since the Arab Spring protests began in 2011. This collection of essays by scholars, activists and artists, highlights Arab women’s voices and experiences in resistance.

Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women's Rights After the First World War by Mona L. SiegelThe role played by women and international women’s organizations in the Paris Peace Conference and other diplomatic events following the war is explored in Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights After the First World War. Despite their exclusion from the negotiating table, female activists worked together across Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia to advance women’s rights, help shape new institutions of global governance, and lay a strong foundation for the future of women’s activism.

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