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Women's History Month

Were all of the women who fought for women's suffrage fighting for the same reasons? Far from it, says historian Ronald Walters. Primary sources show that women saw their struggle many different ways. FIND OUT MORE »

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Photo, Framed photographic portrait of Lucy Stone, c.1840s-1850s, unknown, LoC

Learn about the First National Women's Rights Convention and the greater women' [...] »

Life story, Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Duke University

Read the memoirs and letters of three 19th-century African American women on [...] »

Illustration, How does my lady's garden grow, New York Public Library

Your starting point for research in the field of Women's Studies. [...] »

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Photo, . . .  a Cherokee Indian 'squaw' and her 'papoose, 1939, TN Archives

A Cherokee Nation Supreme Court document reveals the fluidity of racial [...] »

Business card, Watercolor business card for FBJ, 1896, Mills Thompson, LoC

This Women's History Month, remind your students that women have made history [...] »

Video screencap, 31 July 2012

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper differ [...] »

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Negative, "Shooting Star & Sister," 1880s, D.F. Barry, Denver Public Library

Men and women both settled the West. Answer these questions on women’s records [...] »

Lithograph, "The Witch No. 1," February 29, c1892,  Joseph E. Baker, LoC

Burn the witch! Discover how historical coverage of the Salem Witch Trials has [...] »

Probate, Sarah Green, 1759, Probing the Past, Roy Rosenzweig CHNM

How do we know what people in the past owned and valued? [...] »

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