Doris Weatherford has been publishing books on American women since 1986. Her most recent, Women and American Politics: History and Milestones, won a prize from the American Library Association.


MAJOR BOOKS



Women and American Politics: History and Milestones (with an introduction by Debbie Wasserman Schultz), Congressional Quarterly Press, 2012.

Winner of a prize from the American Library Association.


A two-volume work that details the history of women in elective offices, including women who won elections prior to having the right to vote. Chapters are arranged by office: governors and other statewide positions; state representatives and senators, both houses of Congress; mayors, and presidential candidates. Three chapters cover the judiciary, including the right to become lawyers and then state and federal judges. The final section is on political parties, women's organizations and PACs. Volume II includes a brief history of women in every state, along with lists of those who won major elections. Multiple charts to help readers digest the information, and many sidebars add personal reflections of these precedent-setters.



Encyclopedia of American Women during World War II. New York: Routledge, 2009.

"Many encyclopedias and dictionaries have been published on World War II, with some coverage of women, but Weatherford’s work fills a major gap in reference books on this era. The encyclopedia will be of use to college and university libraries as well as public and high school libraries…Highly recommended." — Vanette Schwartz, Feminist Collections



Real Women of Tampa and Hillsborough County: From Prehistory to the Millennium. Tampa: University of Tampa, 2004.

"Weatherford's subjects exist in a larger sphere than Tampa -- their stories unfold around national and world events. This makes the book more than a "local read," says Richard Mathews, director of the University of Tampa Press... "It's the only women's history of any Southern city that I know of, so it's a pioneering book." — Kurt Loft, The Tampa Tribune



History of Women in the United States: State-by-State Reference (four volumes) Chief author/executive editor, Scholastic/Grolier, 2003.

"An excellent reference source, interesting and engaging, with an appealing layout. Summing Up: Highly recommended." — R.P. Saurer, Catholic University of America



The Women's Almanac. Chief author/executive editor, Oryx Press, 2000 and 2002.

“Not a compendium of ‘sound-bytes,’ this enlightening volume consists of six well-written sections including a succinct but coherent summary of international and US news relevant to women…” — Reference and Research Book News



A History of the American Suffragist Movement (with an introduction by Geraldine Ferraro) ABC-CLIO, 1998.

“Weatherford, the author of four other books on US women’s history, provides a coherent and accessible narrative history as it was viewed by the suffragists themselves…Although the work is intended as a celebration of Seneca Falls, the author is not blind to the tactical and human shortcomings of the movement.” — J.K. Boles, Marquette University



Milestones: A Chronology of American Women's History, 1492-1995. Facts on File, 1997.

“When I picked up the book and started leafing through it, I became engrossed…Your work will be a valuable reference for me, and for countless others.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton



American Women's History: An A-Z of People, Organizations, Issues and Events. Prentice Hall, 1994.

“Consider this a needed remedial volume to correct the errors of omission, systematic in nature, in the Dictionary of American History and Dictionary of American Biography…A useful source in its own right, [it] compensates for the substantive omissions of standard sources, and thereby, itself becomes a standard source.” — Wilson Library Bulletin


American Women and World War II. (translated into Japanese and reissued with four different covers), Facts on File, 1990.

“Doris Weatherford gives America perspective on its women…Weatherford draws her readers into this unique accounting…American Women and World War II should be a supplement in every high school and college history course in America.” — Arkansas Gazette



Foreign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1920;
Originally published 1986; revised edition by Facts on File, 1995.


"Fascinating study... The author carefully researched and documented...the enormous resiliency of immigrant women." — West Coast Review of Books

"In this revised and expanded edition of the 1986 text, Doris Weatherford utilizes a rich cache of unpublished and archival material." — The History Teacher

OTHER WORKS

  • Columnist for LaGaceta, the nation’s only trilingual newspaper; published weekly in Tampa in Spanish, Italian, and English, 2012-

  • Curator for cyber-exhibits at www.nwhm.org, under the aegis of the National Women’s History Museum; quarterly columns for NWHM’s printed newsletter, 2003-2012

  • Introduction to Right Here I See My Own Books: The Woman’s Building Library at the World’s Columbian Exposition, by Sarah Wadsworth and Wayne Wiegand, Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 2012

  • Entries in Encyclopedia of US Political History, Sage Publications, 2010

  • Columnist for “WE – Women’s Enterprise,” a Dallas-based magazine aimed at businesswomen, 2004-2008

  • Contributor to “Partners in Winning the War – American Women in World War II,” an exhibit at the museum of Women in Military Service to America in Arlington Cemetery, 2004

  • “Remember the Women,” exhibit for the Florida Humanities Council, 2001

  • "Last Instead of First: Florida's Suffrage Movement," Forum: The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council, 1995

  • Entries in the Dictionary of American Biography, Scribner's, 1994 and 1995

  • Entries in European Immigrant Women in the United States, Garland, 1994

  • Grant from the YWCA/​National Endowment for the Humanities to lead at-risk middle school students in a local history collection “treasure box” project, which was exchanged with similar boxes from other parts of the U.S., 1990

  • Schedule

    Thursday, October 30, noon
    Russellville, Arkansas Rotary Club

    SELECTED WORKS

    With an introduction by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Winner of a prize from the American Library Association.
    With an introduction by Geraldine Ferraro, this book focuses on women’s fight for the vote.
    This 4-volume work covers women in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.

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