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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, Armory Square Nurses, National Library of Medicine

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

Photo, Gas mask drill, 1952, Jackson Library, University of North Carolina

What role have women played in war and the military? [...] »

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 [...] »

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How did the women's suffrage movement use the rise of journalism to its [...] »

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

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

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

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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, "AT CALGGETT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL...," 1973, David Hiser, NARA

You know Mother's Day is all about mom, but do you know the history of the [...] »

Photo, [Woman in front of hat display], 1969, James Jowers, Flickr Commons

Do you have your mother's—and her mother's—fashion sense? [...] »

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