Select Bibliography

This is a select bibliography and is not meant to be comprehensive. Most of the following can be found in the Florida Room at the State Library of Florida. The Florida Room holds numerous works on a variety of subjects published by state and local women's clubs such as the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, League of Women Voters, and United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Florida Room also holds several handbooks dating from the early twentieth century to within the last few years which outline the rights of women in Florida. Although outdated in terms of the laws discussed, they can be useful in examining the history of the legal status of women in Florida. Finally, the Florida Room maintains biography files on many prominent Floridians and includes an index. All of the State Library materials can be searched via their online catalog.

American Association of University Women. Stuart Area Branch, Stuart, Fla. Writers Committee. Profiles: An Appreciation of Martin County Women. Stuart, Fla.: Stuart Area Branch of the American Association of University Women, 1976.

Aldrich, Corinna Brown. Echoes from a Distant Frontier: The Brown Sisters' Correspondence from Antebellum Florida. University of South Carolina Press, 2004.

Anderson, Marie. Julia's Daughters: Women in Dade's History. Miami, Fla.: Herstory of Florida, 1980.

Bethune, Mary McLeod. Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better world: Essays and Selected Documents. Indiana University Press, 1999.

Babb, Ellen J. "Women and War: St. Petersburg Women During World War II." Florida Historical Quarterly 73 (1994): 43-61.

Blackman, Lucy Worthington. The Florida Federation of Women's Clubs: 1895-1939. Jacksonville: Southern Historical Publishing, 1939.

Blackman, Lucy Worthington. The Women of Florida. 2 vol. Jacksonville: Southern Historical Publishing, 1940.

Brown, Arletta. Recollections: A History of the League of Women Voters of Florida, 1939-1989. St. Petersburg, Fla.: League of Women Voters Education Fund, 1989.

Brown, Canter. Women on the Tampa Bay Frontier Tampa Bay History Center, 1997.

Bryant, Jean Gould. “From the Margins to the center: Southern Women’s Activism, 1820-1970.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77 (1999).

Carver, Joan S. "The Equal Rights Amendment and the Florida Legislature." Florida Historical Quarterly 63 (1982): 455-481.

Carver, Joan S. "The First League of Women Voters in Florida: Its Troubled History." Florida Historical Quarterly 63 (1985): 383-405.

Conradi, Edward. Memoirs of Edward Conradi, President of the Florida State College for Women, 1909-1941. Tallahassee, Fla.: Florida State College for Women, 1945.

Crooks, James. “Jesse Ball Dupont: A Gracious and Generous Lady.” Florida Historical Quarterly 71 (1993).

Cozens, Eloise N. Florida Women of Distinction. Daytona Beach, Fla.: College Publishing. Co., 1956.

Danese, Tracy E. “Disfranchisement, Women's Suffrage and the Failure of the Florida Grandfather Clause.” Florida Historical Quarterly 74 (1995).

Davis, Jack E. ed. Making Waves: Female Activists in Twentieth-century Florida. University Press of Florida, 2003.

Davis, Karen. Public Faces - Private Lives: Women in South Florida - 1870s-1910s. Miami: Pickering Press, 1990.

Dillon, Patricia. “Clubwomen and Civic Activism: Willie Lowry and Tampa’s Club Movement.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77 (1999).

Dodd, William George. Florida State College for Women: Notes on the Formative Years. 1958-1959.

Ellis, Mary Carolyn and Joanne V. Hawks. "Creating a Different Pattern: Florida's Women Legislators, 1928-1986." Florida Historical Quarterly 66 (1987): 68-72.

Foster, Sarah Whitmer. “Chloe Merrick Reed: Freedom’s First Lady.” Florida Historical Quarterly 71 (1993).

Florida Commission on the Status of Women. Creating Change, Challenging Tradition: Florida Women Public Officials., 2002.

Glassman, Steve. Zora in Florida. University of Central Florida Press, 1991.

Green, Elna C. Looking for the New Deal: Florida Women's Letters During the Great Depression. University of South Carolina Press, 2007.

Hewitt, Nancy A. Southern Discomfort: Women's Activism in Tampa, Florida, 1880s-1920s. University of Illinois Press, 2001.

Jabour, Anya. “‘The Privations & Hardships of a New Country’: Southern Women and Southern Hospitality on the Florida Frontier.” Florida Historical Quarterly 75 (1997).

Johnson, Kenneth R. "Florida Women Get the Vote." Florida Historical Quarterly 48 (1970): 299-312.

Johnson, Kenneth R. "The Woman Suffrage Movement in Florida." Ph.D. dissertation, Florida State University, 1966.

Jones, Maxine. “Without Compromise or Fear: Florida’s African American Female Activist.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77 (1999).

Keen, George Gillett. Cracker Times and Pioneer Lives: The Florida Reminiscences of George Gillett Keen and Sarah Pamela Williams. University of South Carolina Press, 2000.

Linson, Christopher E. “Something More Than A Creed: Mary McLeod Bethune's Aim of Integrated Autonomy As Director of Negro Affairs.” Florida Historical Quarterly 76 (1997).

McClusky, Audrey Thomas. “Ringing Up a School: Mary McLeod Bethune's Impact on Daytona.” Florida Historical Quarterly 73 (1994).

McGovern, James. "Helen Hunt West: Florida's Pioneer for E.R.A." Florida Historical Quarterly 57 (1978): 39-53.

McMillen, Sally G. Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth and Infant Rearing. Baton Rough, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.

Meyer, Jessie Hamm. Leading the Way, A Century of Service: The Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, 1895-1995. Lakeland, Fla.: GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, 1994.

Miller, Vivian. “Wife-Killers and Evil Temptresses: Gender, Pardons and Respectability in Florida, 1889-1914.” Florida Historical Quarterly 75 (1997).

Mormino, Gary and George E. Pozetta. “Immigrant Women in Tampa: The Italian Experience, 1890-1930.” Florida Historical Quarterly 61 (1983).

Morris, Allen. A Changing Pattern: Women in the Legislature, 4th ed. Tallahassee, Fla.: Office of the Historian, Florida House of Representatives, 1991.

Morris, Allen. "Florida's First Women Candidates." Florida Historical Quarterly 63 (1985): 406-422.

Morris, Allen. Women in the Florida legislature. Florida House of Representatives, 1995.

Moseley, Julia Daniels. "Come to My Sunland": letters of Julia Daniels Moseley from the Florida frontier, 1882-1886. University of Florida Press, 1998.

Parker, Idella. Idella Parker: from Reddick to Cross Creek. University Press of Florida, 1999.

Reno, Jane Wood. The Hell with Politics: The Life and Writings of Jane Wood Reno. Peachtree Publishers, 1994.

Revels, Tracy J. “Grander In Her Daughters: Florida Women’s Women During the Civil War.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77 (1999).

Revels, Tracy J. Grander in Her Daughters: Florida's Women During the Civil War. University of South Carolina Press, 2004.

Rudderman, Gussie. Gainesville Women of Vision. Gainesville, Fla.: Coronado Publishers, 1980.

Schafer, Daniel L. Anna Madgigine, Jai Kingsley: African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation Slaveowner. University Press of Florida, 2003.

Sellers, Robin. Femina Perfecta: A History of Florida State College for Women, 1905-1947., 1995.

Susie, Debra Anne. In the Way of Our Grandmothers: A Cultural View of Twentieth-Century Midwifery in Florida. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 1988.

Sutton, Leora M. Women in Pensacola 1765-1965. Pensacola, Fla.: 1966.

Taylor, A. Elizabeth. "The Woman Suffrage Movement in Florida." Florida Historical Quarterly 36 (1957): 42-60.

Vance, Linda Darlene Moore. May Mann Jennings, Florida's Genteel Activist. Gainesville, Fla.: University of Florida Press, 1980.

Vickers, Sally. “Ruth Bryan Owen: Florida’s First Congresswomen and Lifetime Activist.” Florida Historical Quarterly 77 (1999).

Who's Who and Why of Successful Florida Women. Winter Park, Fla.: Currier Davis, 1985.

Williams, Emma F., ed. Pioneer Women Teachers in Florida. Tallahassee, Fla.: Mu State Division, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, 1953.

Wright, E. Lynne. More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women. TwoDot, 2001.

Wynne, Lewis N., ed. Florida at War. St. Leo, Fla.: St. Leo College Press, 1993. (Contains several papers that discuss women and the war effort.)