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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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Picture of the Beecher family c.1850. Taken by Mathew Brady, New York.

Did you know that Harriet Beecher Stowe's family was also involved in [...] »

Photograph, Margaret Sanger, George Grantham Bain Collection.

Selected materials by and about the "birth control pioneer" Margaret Sanger. [...] »

Photograph, Emma Goldman, Sept. 10, 1901, Library of Congress.

Learn more about Emma Goldman, radical and feminist activist, through this [...] »

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

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. [...] »

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

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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 [...] »

Photo, Spc. Crisma Albarran UH-60 [...], March 14, 2010, U.S. Army, Flickr

Women have fought in every U.S. war, but only recently have they gained [...] »

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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