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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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Image, Repentence of Judge Sewall in 1697, Famous American Trials: Salem...

An ideal website for researching basic information regarding the Salem Witch [...] »

Daguerreotype,  [Dolley Madison. . .], 1848, Matthew Brady, Library of Congress

Read the letters of Dolley Madison while learning about her life—from [...] »

Photograph, Sweatshops & Strikes Before 1911, Kheel Center.

A variety of primary sources and background essays explore the 1911 fire, a [...] »

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Oil on canvas, Dora Wheeler, 1882-83, William Merritt Chase, Gandalf's Gallery

March is Women's History Month and classroom resources and lesson plans abound. [...] »

Oil on canvas, Black Woman, 1800s, unknown artist, Gandalf's Gallery, Flickr, CC

Women's history should be integral to the total narrative of American history. [...] »

Print, A downright gabbler, or a goose that deserves to be hissed, 1829

The Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 reflected the voices of all [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

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