Bella Abzug's Legacy: Her Times, Her Work, and Women Like Her

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=Contain Lesson Plans and Resources for Teachers


Women in Politics
  • Brill, Alida ed., A Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide (New York: Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1995).
  • Freedman, Jo. We Will Be Heard: Women’s Struggle for Political Power in the United States (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).
  • Jeffreys-Jones, Rhodri, Changing Differences: Women and the shaping of American foreign policy, 1917-1994 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995).
  • Kelber, Mim. Women and Government: New Ways to Political Power (Westport: Praeger, 1994).
  • Kunin, Madeleine. Pearls, Politics, and Power: How Women Can Win and Lead (White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008).
The Women’s Movement
  • Evans, Sara. Tidal Wave: How Women Changed America at Century’s End (New York: The Free Press, 2003).
  • Levine, Suzanne. She’s Nobody’s Baby: A History of American Women in the Twentieth Century (New York. Simon & Schuster, 1983).
  • Morgan, Robin ed., Sisterhood is Forever: The Women's Anthology for a New Millennium (New York: Washington Square Press, 2003).
  • Morgan, Robin ed., Sisterhood is Global: The International Women's Movement Anthology (New York: The Feminist Press at CUNY, 1996).
  • Morgan, Robin ed., Sisterhood Is Powerful: An Anthology of Writings from the Women's Liberation Movement (New York: Vintage Books, 1970).
  • Rosen, Ruth. The World Split Open: How the Modern Women's Movement Changed America (New York: Penguin Putnam, 2000).
  • Ruiz, Vicki L. and Ellen Carol DuBois, eds. Unequal Sisters: An Inclusive Reader in U.S. Women's History (New York: Routledge, 2008).
  • Schneir, Miriam ed., Feminism in Our Time: the Essential Writings, World War II to the present (New York: Vintage Books, 1994).
  • Thom, Mary ed., Letters to Ms. 1972-1987 (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1988).
  • Thom, Mary. Inside Ms.: 25 Years of the Magazine and the Feminist Movement. (New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1997).
Bella and Her Projects
  • Faber, Doris. Bella Abzug. (New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepherd, 1976).
  • Swerdlow, Amy. Women Strike for Peace: Traditional Motherhood and Radical Politics in the 1960 (New York: Dutton, 1993).


Agents of Social Change Online Exhibit, the Sophia Smith Collection
Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Main Exhibit:
  • Bibliography:
  • Online exhibit on Abzug as part of the Archive’s “Women of Valor” series. Includes a biography of Abzug, a series of “stories” on different milestones in her life and career, multimedia components (photos, audio clips, and movie clips). See the exhibit’s extensive bibliography for a list of sources for further research.
National Women’s History Project
  • Main site:
  • Resource Center:
  • Online home of National Women’s History month. This website includes a resource center featuring information and activities for use by researchers, students, and teachers relating to the history of the women’s movement and its leaders.
Women in Congress
Women’s Leadership in American History
Women and Social Movements in the United States

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