KCKPL staff selected various electronic resources to help you learn more about Women’s history this month and throughout the year. Explore a variety of resources, including books, music, movies and historical content available through Axis360, Hoopla, Databases and Kanopy. Don’t have a library card to access this content? Check if you live in the KC Metro and sign up for a KCKPL eCard.
AVAILABLE ON HOOPLA
Follow the link to find out more: Hoopla Women’s Fiction
AVAILABLE ON KANOPY
A collection of films dealing with a variety of subjects in regards to women, from advertising and beauty to fictional tales about women.
Follow the link to see what is available on Kanopy
AVAILABLE ON AXIS360
Check out this great selection of books on a variety of subjects in regards to women. Follow the link: Women’s History Month
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE DATABASES
In honor of women throughout the world: view coverage of contemporary and historic issues, and newsmaking events in the life of women. Follow the link to see what is available from NewsBank Special Reports
Issue Overview: In the early United States, laws governing women’s rights were grounded in a concept long prominent in Western thought—that men, who were believed to be intellectually superior and more capable of leadership, should oversee business and politics in the public sphere, while women should restrict themselves to overseeing household and family matters in the private, or domestic, sphere. Women could not vote, serve on juries, or, in most cases, pursue higher education or respected professions like law and medicine. Once married, women could not sign contracts or inherit property in their own names, and any wages they earned legally belonged to their husbands.