Call for Authors – The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements (section on Women’s Rights Movement)

Facts On File, the nation’s largest reference work publisher, in
association with two scholars, John R. McKivigan and Heather L. Kaufman,
will publish a two-volume encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of American
Reform Movements, in the press’s Library of American History Series. This
new work will examine popular movements for social, economic, and
political change throughout U.S. history. The Editors will recruit
contributors to prepare entries from among the leading academics in the
various social science disciplines as well as those in the fields of
history, philosophy, and American Studies. This interdisciplinary focus is
intended not only to make the Encyclopedia useful to a broad range of
scholars and students but also to produce entries of interest to the
widest possible reading audience.

The Encyclopedia will consist of two volumes, each approximately 250,000
to 300,000 words long, with entries ranging in length from 500 to 5,000
words. While incorporating the most up-to-date scholarship, each entry
will be written to emphasize clarity and accessibility for high school and
first-year college readers. The Editors are seeking entry authors with
backgrounds in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines.
Preferences in making assignments will go to potential contributors with
advanced education and a publication track record in the area of the entry
subject, but some shorter entries might be available to authors in the
process of completing their graduate degrees.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF CHAPTERS FOR THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN REFORM
MOVEMENTS, 2 VOLUMES

Chapter 1, Abolition Movement

Chapter 2, Animal Rights Movement

Chapter 3, Civil Rights Movement

Chapter 4, Comunitarianism

Chapter 5, Environmentalism

Chapter 6, Health Care Reform

Chapter 7, Human Rights

Chapter 8, Labor Movement

Chapter 9, LGBT Rights Movement

Chapter 10, Media Reform

Chapter 11, Pacifism/Anti-War

Chapter 12, Populism

Chapter 13, Progressivism

Chapter 14, Public Education Reform

Chapter 15, Radical Right

Chapter 16, Religious Benevolence

Chapter 17, Socialism/Political Radicalism

Chapter 18, Temperance

Chapter 19, Women’s Rights Movement

TYPES OF ENTRIES TO BE INCLUDED IN EACH CHAPTER FOR THE ENCYCLOPEDIA:

1) INTRODUCTORY OVERVIEW (5,000 words)

2) THEORY OF THE REFORM (2-5,000 words)

3) HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT (1-2,000 words)

4) KEY MOMENTS (500-1,000 words)

5) INTERSECTIONS WITH OTHER REFORM MOVEMENTS (1-2,000 words)

6) LEGACY/FUTURE OF MOVEMENT (2-5,000 words)

Information about the projected Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements
entries, guidelines for their preparation, deadlines, and compensation
policies are available at the project’s website:
http://www.americanrefrommovements.com or by contacting the editors at
americanreform@gmail.com

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