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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, Anne and her husband with Helen Keller, c. 1905, AFB

When teaching about Helen Keller, why leave out her friend and educator Anne [...] »

Wood Engraving, The Ohio Whiskey War, 1874, S. B. Morton, LOC

Discover the motivations fueling the 19th-century temperance movement. [...] »

Photograph, Bella!: Ms. Abzug Goes to Washington, 1972, Diana Mara Henry.

Learn more about American Jewish women's contributions to their communities and [...] »

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Illustration, From Princess Badoura, 1913, Edmund Dulac, nocloo.com

Help your elementary school students get more out of historical biographies. [...] »

Video screencap, 31 July 2012

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

Business card, Watercolor business card for FBJ, 1896, Mills Thompson, LoC

This Women's History Month, remind your students that women have made history [...] »

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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 [...] »

Print, Charon's Boat, Jul. 16, 1807, James Gillray, Library of Congress

Words constantly evolve and change over time. What did "witch" mean to these [...] »

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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