Welcome to the research guide for History 242!
For your paper on Ruth Feldstein's Motherhood and Black and White: Race and Sex in American Liberalism, 1930-1965, you must locate one primary source representation of mothers or motherhood that is dated between the years 1930 and 1965. Primary sources may include, but are not limited to:
* A newspaper article
* An advertisement targeted at or referencing mothers
* A song about mothers
* A letter to or from a mother
* A poem or selection from a novel
* A selection from a book
* A painting or other work of art referencing mothers or motherhood
* A flip clip
Try using these key words in your search for primary sources: mom, mother, motherhood, maternalism, housewife, mama, matriarch, matriarchy, maternity, parent, parenting, home economics, child development, maternal leave, family, children, childhood, Aid to Dependent Children, momism, maternal failure, June Cleaver, Mamie Till Bradley, Mamie Bradley, growing up, Moynihan Report, President's Commission on the Status of Women, maternity legislation
To find more specific results, try adding these key words to your search for mothers/motherhood: Negro, black, white, race, masculinity, femininity, citizen, citizenship, sexuality, sex, human rights, workers, labor, union, NAACP, psychology, psycholanalysis, sociology, socialism, communism, boys, girls, emotional, daughter, son, employment, home, housework, feminism, feminist
Be sure to limit your search to the years 1930-1965.