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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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Diary, page 1, Dec. 1868, Laura Jernegan, Martha's Vineyard Museum

Make whaling, a rich part of New England history, relevant to young students [...] »

Color engraving, A View of Hallowell, 1878, A. Ruger, Madison, WI: J.J. Stone.

Explore the diary of midwife Martha Ballard and the creation of two modern [...] »

Photo. Jessie Lloyd with an unidentified group. 1928

Source documents to help you approach 20th-century feminism. [...] »

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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. [...] »

Harriet Tubman (left) and her family

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

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

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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 [...] »

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

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

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 [...] »

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