There are numerous writings from the period which are identified in several useful books and summary articles. Readers might find helpful Carolyn De Swarte Gifford, “American Women and the Bible: The Nature of Woman as a Hermeneutical Issue,” in Feminist Perspectives on Biblical Scholarship, ed. Adela Yarbro Collins (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1985), pp. 11–33; Dorothy C. Bass, “Women’s Studies and Biblical Studies: An Historical Perspective,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 22 (1982), pp. 3–5; Nancy A. Hardesty, Women Called to Witness: Evangelical Feminism in the 19th Century (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1984).