Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
This database is available at McMaster through April 2023 as part of the ProQuest Access & Build pilot project.
A cross-cultural database for information on women's history. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes over two million full page images. Trace the evolution of feminism within a single country, as well as the impact of that country's feminist movement on other countries and their movements.
Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch physician and feminist who, along with her husband C.V. Gerritsen began collecting information on women's issues in the late 1800s. Overall, the collection contains more than 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe.
The database consists of two segments:
- Periodicals - represents about 25 percent of the material in the database; it comprises 265 titles, including The Suffragist (1913-21) and The Women's Protest Against Woman Suffrage (1912-18).
- Books - contains 4,471 monographs and pamphlets that make up about 75 percent of the collection; included are 2,336 titles tracing suffragism in the English-speaking world.