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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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Illustration, The Sphere of Woman, March 1850, Godey's Lady's Book.

A collection of primary source material for teaching women's history and mid- [...] »

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 [...] »

Pencil, Sketch of a woman's head. . . , 1864, William Winchester, NYPL

Learn about the role of three American women during the Civil War. [...] »

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

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

Can you trust a biography? Historian Tiya Miles analyzes an 1869 biography of [...] »

Negative, "Suffragetes on way to Boston," LoC, Flickr Commons

Relive the dream of the women's vote through roleplay or interfacing with [...] »

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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? [...] »

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 [...] »

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