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

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

Color Plate, May, 1859, Godey’s Lady’s Book: Samples Collection.

Explore mid-18th century women's culture through three full-text issues of the [...] »

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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. [...] »

Photo, First woman jury, Los Angeles, Nov. 1911, Bain News Service, LoC

Teach women's history in March and all year long with these resources. [...] »

How does a political cartoon use popular beliefs about women to make its point [...] »

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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 [...] »

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

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

Print, "H.R.H. Princess Margaret," New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Daughters of rulers and subjects of history...are these statements on women of [...] »

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