Gavilan College

Women in US History

1900 to the present /

History 6

Susan B. Anthony, above, died before she saw her lifelong passion--suffrage for women--become reality. Today, although thousands of women were actively agitating to win the vote and millions advocated for the vote more passively, Anthony is often singled out as the heroine of the movement. She would undoubtedly appreciate the tribute, but correct the oversight: social change is made by large masses of people, not only or even mainly by "leaders." This is an important insight into women's history!

Finals week office hours:

Tuesday 25 May noon- 1 p.m.

Weds. 26 May 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Thursday 27 May 5:30-6:30 p.m

Friday 28 May 10-11 a.m.


Course syllabus--most all the information you'll need about this course


State of the World and the US for women

Journal assignments


Questions historians ask about women's history


Sample of first test--so you get an idea


last year's Book list for midterm assignment


last year's Midterm assignment: a Book Analysis


Model Book Analysis by J. Cleaver


last year's Oral History assignment


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