Sunday, March 10, 2013

Church Record Sunday Meets Women's History Month 2013: Women & Religion in America

Sometimes it can be helpful to sit back and read some history when you hit that genealogical brick wall. History and the sources historians use can provide you with insight, new methodologies and resources.

Since we are looking at resources for researching women this month I wanted to share some book titles that might be helpful as you research.

Women & Religion in America, Volume 1  deals with the 19th century (pictured below). Essays in this volume include the topics of revivalism,  Utopian movements, nuns in immigrant Catholicism, Jewish women, right to preach, lay women in Protestantism and social reform movements. A snippet view of the book is available at Google Books.

Volume 2 deals with the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. There is also an Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America by the same editors.

As you read non-fiction, make sure to go take a look at the end notes or footnotes and bibliography, making special note of resources that can help inform your own research.

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