Women's History

Women's History

National Women's History Month is celebrated every year in March. In his 2012 Proclamation of Women's History Month, President Barack Obama called upon all Americans to "honor the history, accomplishments, and contributions of American women."

In celebration of the many achievements of all the American women from Harriet to Hillary who have helped shape our history, the U.S. Government Printing Office offers for sale the following publications, highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments and contributions of American women.

One of America's courageous women in our collection is Harriet Tubman, escaped slave and brave conductor of the Underground Railroad who later fought for women's rights.  March 10, 2013, marks the 100th anniversary of her death. Other notable American women include nurse Clara Barton and other brave Army nurses; aviatrix Amelia Earhart; the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin; First Lady Lady Bird Johnson; Japanese American linguists; and First Lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Best Selling Women's History Publications

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The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by S

The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps/USMC, U.S. Marine Corps University Press

GPO Stock # 008-300-00021-6 ISBN: 9780160915581

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask...

Price: $7.99
The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays

The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans (Mobi eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps/USMC, U.S. Marine Corps University Press

GPO Stock # 008-300-00022-4 ISBN: 9780160917653

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask...

Price: $7.99
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Mobi eBook)

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Mobi eBook)

By: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the U.S. Clerk,Joint Committee on Printing/JCP

GPO Stock # 052-300-00006-1 ISBN: 9780160918377

Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-...

Price: $9.99
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (ePub eBook)

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the U.S. Clerk,Joint Committee on Printing/JCP

GPO Stock # 052-300-00005-3 ISBN: 9780160869488

Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-...

Price: $9.99
The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood (ePub eBook)

The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

GPO Stock # 017-300-00004-1 ISBN: 9780160917226

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Price: $9.99
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The Children's Bureau Legacy: Ensuring the Right to Childhood (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Children, Youth and Families

GPO Stock # 017-300-00001-6 ISBN: 9780160917226

***Click on SHOW MARKETPLACE EBOOKSELLERS for purchase options from third party sites.*** Comprehensive history of the Children’s Bureau from 1912-2012 in eBook form that shares the legacy of this landmark agency that...

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The Civil War in America by Library of Congress

The Civil War in America (Package of 25)

By: Library of Congress

GPO Stock # 030-000-00300-4 ISBN: 9780160914492

The Civil War in America assembles more than 200 unique items, many of which have never been seen by the public, to commemorate the sesquicentennial of this nation’s greatest military and political upheaval. Drawing from hundreds of...

Price: $60.00
Ash Warriors (ePub eBook)

Ash Warriors (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air Force, Air Force History and Museums Program and Office of PACAF History

GPO Stock # 999-000-44447-0 ISBN: 9780160869419

This is the story of the “Ash Warriors,” those Air Force men and women who carried out their mission in the face of an incredible series of natural disasters, including volcanic eruption, flood, typhoons, and earthquakes, all of which plagued...

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The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact by Service Members & Veterans

The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps/USMC, U.S. Marine Corps University Press

GPO Stock # 999-000-44442-6 ISBN: 9780160915581

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices—both straight and gay—representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of “Don’t Ask...

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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (ePub eBook)

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the U.S. Clerk,Joint Committee on Printing/JCP

GPO Stock # 999-000-44441-3 ISBN: 9780160869488

Black Americans in Congress, 1870–2007, is a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress. Written for a general audience, this book contains a profile of each African-...

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Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the WW2 Military Intelligence Service

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 999-000-33332-4 ISBN: 9780160867057

At the start of World War, II the U.S. Army turned to Americans of Japanese ancestry to provide vital intelligence against Japanese forces in the Pacific. Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service during World...

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 A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ePub eBook)

A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School and The Borden Institute

GPO Stock # 999-000-33331-6 ISBN: 9780160869136

Provides a history of the Army Nurse Corps from the end of the Vietnam War to the year 2000.  Written by Mary T. Sarnecky with a Foreword by Gale S. Pollock, this book focuses on an organization, the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, which the author has...

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Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919:  WW1 Military Nursing

Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in World War I (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center & School and The Borden Institute

GPO Stock # 999-000-33335-8 ISBN: 9780160869365

Only seventeen years after the establishment of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) , America entered into a global conflict known as World War I.  It was a short period, less than two years until the Armistice in 1918, but the demands on nurses were...

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A Concise History of the U. S. Air Force (ePub eBook)

Concise History of the U. S. Air Force (ePub eBook)

By: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Air

GPO Stock # 999-000-11115-1 ISBN: 9780160873065

Except in a few instances, since World War II no American soldier or sailor has been attacked by enemy air power.  Conversely, no enemy soldier or sailor has acted in combat without being attached or at least threatened by American air power....

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Tributes Delivered in Congress, Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Senator, 2001-9

Tributes Delivered in Congress, Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Senator, 2001-2009

By: Senate

GPO Stock # 052-071-01554-0 ISBN: 9780160911330

Tributes from fellow members of Congress to Hillary Rodham Clinton for her service as a United States Senator from 2001 to 2009. Includes a biography and her resignation letter and farewell address. S. Hrg. 111-28.

Price: $14.00
Tunnel Vision: The Life of a Copper Prospector in the Nizina River Country

Tunnel Vision: The Life of a Copper Prospector in the Nizina River Country

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service

GPO Stock # 024-005-01301-6 ISBN: 9780615635460

Tells the story of Martin Radovan, who spent nearly 70 years searching for minerals in the Wrangell Mountains. In following his life with wife Augusta, the book touches on Alaska's connections to Hawaii, the role of women in mining communities,...

Price: $36.00
The End of Don't Ask, Don't Tell

The End of Don\'t Ask, Don\'t Tell: The Impact in Studies and Personal Essays by Service Members and Veterans

By: Defense Dept., Navy, Marine Corps, Marine Corps University Press

GPO Stock # 008-000-01063-3 ISBN: 9780160905469

Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices-both straight and gay-representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell...

Sale Price: $13.50
Invest in Women, Invest in America: A Review of Women in the U.S. Economy

Invest in Women, Invest in America: A Comprehensive Review of Women in the U.S. Economy

By: Congress, Joint Economic Committee

GPO Stock # 052-070-07626-7 ISBN: 9780160889783

Committee Print. S. Prt. 111-62. December 2010. Provides a comprehensive review of women in the U.S. economy so that policymakers could have a better understanding of women's essential contributions to our economy and their potential to play a...

Price: $58.00
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A Contemporary History of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps

By: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General and the Borden Institute

GPO Stock # 008-023-00139-1 ISBN: 9780160851254

Provides a history of the Army Nurse Corps from the end of the Vietnam War to the year 2000.  Written by Mary T. Sarnecky with a Foreword by Gale S. Pollock, this book focuses on an organization, the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, which the author has...

Price: $67.00
Realizing the Dream of Flight: Biographical Essays for the Centennial of Flight

Realizing the Dream of Flight

By: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of External Affairs, NASA History Division

GPO Stock # 033-000-01319-1 ISBN: 9780160831515

NASA SP-4112. This fascinating collection of original essays in celebration of the Wright brothers' first flight 100 years ago grew out of presentations by a group of prominent scholars in 2003 at a conference sponsored by the NASA History...

Price: $20.00
Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Paperback Edition)

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Paperback Edition)

By: House, Office of the Clerk, Office of History and Preservation

GPO Stock # 052-070-07520-1 ISBN: 9780160836183

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 provides a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress from 1870 through 2007. Individual profiles are introduced by...

Sale Price: $21.50
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Mixed Gender Basic Training: The U.S. Army Experience, 1973-2004

By: Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

GPO Stock # 008-029-00466-6 ISBN: 9780160794209

CMH 69-8-1. This volume is an account of the many currents, some ongoing, that informed the Army's struggle to design a basic training course acceptable to the nation's civil and military leadership, the general public, various special iterest...

Price: $20.00
Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919

Answering The Call: The U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 1917-1919: A commemorative Tribute to Military Nursing in world War I

By: Defense Dept., Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Office of Medical History

GPO Stock # 008-023-00136-7 ISBN: 9780160817243

Contains a carefully chosen collection that depicts the rich and varied experiences of Army nurses during the First World War as recorded by the U.S. Army Signal Corps photographers. Edited by Lisa M. Budreau and Richard M. Prior. 

Only...

Price: $43.00
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Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 (Hardcover)

By: House, Office of the Clerk, Office of History and Preservation

GPO Stock # 052-070-07519-8 ISBN: 9780160801945

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007 provides a comprehensive history of the more than 120 African Americans who have served in the United States Congress through 2007. Individual profiles are introduced by contextual essays...

Sale Price: $27.00
First Lady Lady Bird Johnson,1912-2007, Memorial Tributes in the 110th Congress

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, 1912-2007, Memorial Tributes in the One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States (Clothbound Edition)

By: Senate and Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

GPO Stock # 052-071-01481-1 ISBN: 9780160806438

Senate Document 110-8. Provides a collection of statements made in tribute to Lady Bird Johnson, together with other materials relating to her death.

Price: $42.00
First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, 1912-2007: Memorial Tributes in the 110th Congress

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, 1912-2007: Memorial Tributes in the One Hunddred Tenth Congress of the United States (Paperbound Edition)

By: Senate and Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

GPO Stock # 052-071-01482-9 ISBN: 9780160806445

Senate Document 110-8. Provides a collection of statements made in tribute to Lady Bird Johnson, together with other materials relating to her death.

Sale Price: $7.50
Cover for The Army Nurse Corps:A Commemoration of WW II Service Pamphlet

The Army Nurse Corps: A Commemoration of World War II Service (Pamphlet)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00295-7 ISBN: 9780160899676

CMH 72-14. Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe how Americans and Army personnel served in World War 2.

Price: $2.00
Book Cover Image for The Women's Army Corps, 1945-1978 (Paperback)

The Women\'s Army Corps, 1945-1978 (Paperback)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00215-9 ISBN: 9780160269141

Chronicles thirty-three years of WAC history from V-J Day 1945 to 1978, when the Women's Army Corps was abolished by Public Law 95-584 and discontinued by Department of the Army General Order 20, with the WAC officers assimilated into the other...

Price: $30.50
Cover Image The Women's Army Corps:A Commemorative of WW II Service Pamphlet

The Women\'s Army Corps: A Commemorative of World War II Service (Pamphlet)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00263-9 ISBN: 9780160382079

Provides one in a series of 40 illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns in which U.S. Army troops participated during the war. Each brochure describes the strategic setting, traces the operations of the major American units involved, and...

Price: $2.00
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United States Army in World War II: The Women\'s Army Corps (Hardcover)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00084-9 ISBN: 9780160911392

CMH 11-8. Discusses the experience of female soldiers both at home and overseas as their new Corps struggled against tradition and administrative hurdles. Reprint or exchange stock.

Price: $65.00
Book Cover Image for Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 (Paperback)

Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 (Paperback)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00113-6 ISBN: 9780160019258

CMH Pub 50-1-1. Defense Studies Series. Discusses the evolution of the services' racial policies and practices between World War II and 1965 during the period when black servicemen and women were integrated into the Nation's military units.

Price: $35.50
United States Congressional Serial Set, Serial No. 14903, House Document No. 223

107th Congress, 1st Session.

Price: $76.00
Book Cover Image for Women in Congress, 1917-2006 (Clothbound)

Women in Congress, 1917-2006 (Clothbound)

By: House, Committee on House Administration, Office of the Clerk

GPO Stock # 052-070-07480-9 ISBN: 9780160767531

Matthew Wasniewski, Editor. Provides the most comprehensive source available on the 229 women who have served in U.S. House of Representatives and Senate from the first woman elected to Congress, Jeannette Rankin of Montana, to the members of the...

Sale Price: $29.50
Nisei Linguists:Japanese Americans in Military Intelligence Service During WW II

Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II (Paperbound)

By: Defense Dept., Army, Center of Military History

GPO Stock # 008-029-00432-1 ISBN: 9780160729577

CMH Pub 70-99-1. Chronicles the establishment and achievements of U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service, the organization that trained and employed uniformed Japanese American linguists. Tells the story of second-generation Japanese Americans (...

Price: $30.50
Book Cover Image for Manzanar National Historic Site: Cultural Landscape Report

Manzanar National Historic Site: Cultural Landscape Report

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Pacific West Region

GPO Stock # 024-005-01247-8 ISBN: 9780160770944

In 1942, the United States government ordered more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens...

Price: $13.00
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Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-2005

By: Congress, Joint Committee on Printing

GPO Stock # 052-071-01418-7 ISBN: 9780160731761

Published by the U.S. House of Representatives' Office of History and Preservation and the U.S. Senate Historical Office, this 16th edition of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - 2005 contains authoritative...

Sale Price: $49.50
Clara Barton: Clara Barton National Historic Site, Maryland

Clara Barton: Clara Barton National Historic Site, Maryland

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Division of Publications

GPO Stock # 024-005-01189-7 ISBN: 9780912627076

National Park Handbook 110. On cover: Official National Park Handbook. Describes the life and times of Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross and of formalized war nursing during the American Civil War.  Provides a guide to the Clara...

Price: $12.50
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Underground Railroad

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Division of Publications

GPO Stock # 024-005-01185-4 ISBN: 9780912627649

This National Park Service handbook describes the many ways that blacks took to escape slavery in the southern United States before the Civil War. It includes stories of famous African American women, such as Harriet Tubman, who served in the...

Price: $10.00
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Underground Railroad: Official Map and Guide (Folder)

By: Interior Dept., National Park Service

GPO Stock # 024-005-01170-6 ISBN: 9780160616808

Provides a brief history of slavery in America from 1450-1865. Also describes how slaves were brought to freedom through the Underground Railroad (UGRR) with a map of the escape routes.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret...

Price: $3.00
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