Previous title: Women in America
The papers and correspondence of Elizabeth Glendower Evans, published here for the first time, are a central source for any study of the American progressive movement, women's and labor politics, modern social policy and civil liberties.
- Her 17 years as National Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, 1920-1937, defending free speech, the rights of aliens and fighting for the rights of socialist and radicals against post-war reaction
- Her central role in the Sacco-Vanzetti case, personally enlisting the help of H.L. Mencken, Samuel Elliott Morrison and others, and gaining national publicity for the trial
- Her leadership of the Massachusetts campaign which resulted in the first minimum wage act for women in the United States
- Her pioneering social work in Massachusetts
- Her efforts for women's suffrage and for peace, including details of her 1915 delegacy to the International Congress of Women in The Hague