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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, Alice Stone Blackwell, half-length portrait, seated..., 1905-17, LoC.

View photographs, cartoons, and campaign items from the women's suffrage [...] »

Photomechanical print, The awakening, Feb. 20 1915, Henry Mayer, LoC.

Interested in using the Library of Congress to research women's history, but [...] »

Photo, Armory Square Nurses, National Library of Medicine

What was life like for Amanda Akin, Civil War nurse in Washington, DC? [...] »

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Teaching Resources

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

Photo, Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1935, Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.

What better way to make the past relevant to students than to engage them with [...] »

How does a political cartoon use popular beliefs about women to make its point [...] »

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Put your knowledge to the test!

Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

Print, Charon's Boat, Jul. 16, 1807, James Gillray, Library of Congress

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

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 [...] »

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