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What do these letters from a women's rights activist reveal about social causes in the 1840s? [...] »

Who was Jane Addams, and how is her article "Why Women Should Vote" still relevant today? [...] »

In the struggle for women's suffrage, how did African American women represent themselves? TJ Boisseau reads an article by activist Nannie Helen Burroughs. [...] »

How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its advantage? TJ Boisseau looks at what photographs reveal. [...] »

How does a political cartoon use popular beliefs about women to make its point? Historian TJ Boisseau examines the conventions in this image. [...] »

WWII Memorial. Teachinghistory.org

What meanings does the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC, have? Historians Christopher Hamner and Michael O'Malley try to answer this question. [...] »

Ulysses S. Grant Memorial. NHEC

How does the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC, depict Grant and the Civil War? Historians Christopher Hamner and Michael O'Malley take a look. [...] »

Jackie Robinson with Martin Luther King Jr, and other prominent leaders

What connections do documents related to the Jackie Robinson Testimonial Dinner in 1962 make between these two men? [...] »

Letters from U.S. soldiers during the Philippine-American War reveal perspectives very different from the official language of liberation. [...] »

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of abolitionist Harriet Tubman. [...] »