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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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Book Cover, "Weaker than a Woman by Bertha M. Clay,"

What was the turn-of-the-century woman's "beach read"? [...] »

Glass lantern slide, Girl in butterfly or flower costume, 1902, Flickr Commons

What can oral histories tell us about girlhood, adolescence, and more in the [...] »

Life story, Elizabeth Johnson Harris, Duke University

Read the memoirs and letters of three 19th-century African American women on [...] »

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Video screencap, 31 July 2012

How do the speeches of Sojourner Truth and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper differ [...] »

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

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

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

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

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Print, Pocahontas at the court of King James, 1907, Richard Rummels, LoC

What do you picture when you hear her name? [...] »

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

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

Photo, Miss Margaret D. Foster [...] Library of Congress

Marie Curie and Jane Goodall—you may know these female scientists, but [...] »

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