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White House Demonstrations 1917
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Efforts Bearing Fruit
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Suffrage Movement Splits
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Militant Strategies Emerge After the 1913 Demonstration
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Onlookers Harass and Attack Marchers, Police Do Nothing
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Black Women Sent to the Back of the March
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Five to Eight Thousand March in Washington DC
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Liberty and Columbia at the Treasury Building
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Exploring More Militant Strategies for Women's Suffrage
From 1913 to 1917, the women's suffrage movement evolved and then split, as one wing became more radical, focused on demonstrations, and one remained more focused on lobbying. From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

Women's Suffrage Turning Points: 1913 - 1917
From the 1913 March on Washington to the 1917 White House demonstrations, women's suffrage was in the public eye as it had not been before.

W.E.B. Du Bois on Woman Suffrage
W.E.B. Du Bois, a supporter of woman suffrage, criticized the movement for excluding black voices in the interest of getting Southern support.

Suffrage and Anti-Slavery by Martha Gruening
In 1912, racial justice activists like Martha Gruening were asking the suffrage movement to take a firm stand on racial inclusion. In this article, Gruening documents the roots of the suffrage movement in abolitionism.

27 Unforgettable Katharine Hepburn Quotes
27 unforgettable quotes from silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn.

Duty of God to Man Inquired
An address at the Columbian Exposition's 1893 Parliament of Religions, given by Unitarian social reformer Laura Ormiston Chant.

What Is Religion? - Julia Ward Howe, 1893
Julia Ward Howe, writer and reformer, gave this address at an 1893 gathering of the world's religions, about the meaning and purpose of religion.

Lucy Stone - The Progress of Fifty Years - Columbian Exposition - World's Fair 1893
A speech originally presented by Lucy Stone at the Congress of Women, Columbian Exposition 1893 (World's Fair), Chicago. In this speech she outlines the women's movement from the 1840s through the 1890s.

A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
The story of Mary Jemison is a classic literary work from the genre of Indian Captivity Narratives, and includes discussion of native customs.

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Roe v. Wade Supreme Court Decision 1973 - Complete Text
Study the original Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision of 1973, which found access to abortion to be a constitutional right of women.

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Women Writers - 20th Century
Some women writers who aren't necessarily known by many, but whose work is worth remembering.

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Women Writers - 20th Century
Some women writers who aren't necessarily known by many, but whose work is worth remembering.

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A few notable women writers of the 20th century who are worth remembering, even if they're not that well known.

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Sofia Kovalevskaya
Top women in math history: Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician, moved to Germany then Sweden to pursue her research.

Alicia Stott
Top women in math history: Alicia Stott translated polyhedra into higher dimensions.

Emmy Noether
Top women in math history: Emmy Noether escaped the Nazis and taught in America.

Find More Women in Math and Science
Learn more about women in science and in mathematics, including related fields.

Émilie du Châtelet
Top women in math history: Emilie du Chatelet was a mathematician and philosopher in the middle of the French enlightenment.

Sophie Germain
Top women in math history: Sophie Germain learned geometry during the French Revolution.

Ada Lovelace (Augusta Byron, Countess of Lovelace)
Top women in math history: Ada Lovelace, daughter of the poet Byron, came up with the idea of computer software or operating systems.

Charlotte Angas Scott
Top women in math history: Charlotte Angas Scott was the first head of the mathematics department of Bryn Mawr.

Maria Agnesi
Top women in math history: Maria Agnesi was the first modern woman appointed a professor of mathematics.

Hypatia of Alexandria
Top women in math history: Hypatia taught mathematics in the 5th century. Sadly, most of her work is lost.

Mary Fairfax Somerville
Top women in math history: why was Mary Fairfax Somerville known as the Queen of 19th Century Science?

Elena Cornaro Piscopia
Top women in math history: Elena Cornaro Piscopia taught mathematics in a University in the 17th century.

Top 11 Women in Mathematics History
Top women in math history: find out more about the key women who managed to break into the male-dominated field of mathematics, when that was still rare.

Peace and Pacifism - Women's Roles
Women have played a key role in the 19th and 20th century peace movements in America and internationally. Peace activism by women and women's organizations.

Crystal Eastman: Feminist, Civil Libertarian, Pacifist
Crystal Eastman was an activist, lawyer, lecturer, writer and organizer, working for women's rights, peace, civil liberties and labor reform.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman Quotes
Quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, feminist author of The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland and Woman and Economics. She ponders life, death, writing and women.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Woman writer, 1860-1935. She wrote both fiction and nonfiction. Some books are considered classics of early feminism.

France and Women's History - History of French Women
French women in history: ordinary women and notable women.

Indian Captivity Narratives
A genre of American literature has been the Indian captivity narrative. These captivity narratives are part of culture's definition of women's proper roles -- by stereotyping Native Americans and European-descent settlers.

Women in Indian Captivity Narratives: Race and Gender
In these stories of women captured by Indians, we discover what the culture thought about women and Native Americans through the 19th century.

Women Rulers of the 17th / 18th Centuries
Women Rulers of the 17th/18th Centuries

Spain - Women in History
Women's history in Spain - notable Spanish women and the lives of ordinary and famous women in Spain, including Queen Isabella.

About Katharine Lee Bates: Educator, Poet, Scholar
Katharine Lee Bates biography - a biography of pioneer Wellesley educator Katharine Lee Bates, author of the lyrics of America the Beautiful.

Votes for Women - Overview Articles on Women's Suffrage - Woman Suffrage
Votes for women: overviews on women's the struggle for the vote for women. Find articles and biographies for more in-depth information on the long struggle to win the vote for women.

Mary Custis Lee: Civil War Figure
A profile of Mary Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of George Washington's wife, Martha, and wife of Robert E. Lee.

Women in US Constitutional History: Sex Discrimination
Find key turning points in US constitutional history related to sex discrimination and women's rights.

Women's Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment
A history of the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, as it has been applied to women's rights.

Women's Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment - Equal Protection
Myra Bradwell fought for equal rights for women trying to use the Fourteenth Amendment. Page 2.

Women's Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment - The Text
Here's the text of the Fourteenth Amendment, on the basis of which women's rights were first denied and later accepted. Page 5.

Women's Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment - Minor v. Happerset
In 1872, women tried to use the Fourteenth Amendment to justify women voting. Page 3.

Women's Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment - Reed v. Reed and Roe v. Wade
In the 1970s, women's rights were justified by the U.S. Supreme Court under the Fourteenth Amendment. Page 4.

Virginia Minor: Suffrage Activist, Illegal Voter
Virginia Minor was a key figure in women's rights history, and her case alleging women already had voting rights made it to the Supreme Court.

National Woman Suffrage Association - NWSA
A history of the National Woman Suffrage Association, headed by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. How did it differ from its rival?

12 Notable Women in Virginia History
Women have played important roles in the history of the commonwealth of Virginia - and Virginia has played an important part in the lives of women. Here are 10 women worth knowing.

Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone, first American woman to keep her own name after marriage, and activist for women's rights: articles, links and other resources.

Minor v. Happersett - Women's Voting Rights Denied
In 1874, the US Supreme Court ruled that women were not entitled to voting rights, despite the protections of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Dower: A Legal Concept Related to Women's History
What is a woman's dower, how did it protect women, what would a man's equivalent right be called, and how are those different from dowry?

Feme Sole - a Women's History Perspective
A definition of feme sole in legal history, including some history of how the concept developed and how the status came to be applied to all women.

Mary Wollstonecraft: Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Mary Wollstonecraft: what argument does she make about women's rights in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman? How relevant are the arguments today?

Laura Clay, Southern Women's Suffrage Leader
Southern women's suffrage advocate Laura Clay worked for white women's voting rights as well as for women's property rights and prohibition.

Shirley Chisholm, First Black Woman Elected to Congress
A biography of Shirley Chisholm, black Congressman from New York, who worked for women's and minority rights.

The Long Road to Women's Suffrage: 1848 to 1920
A reminder of the length of the battle for woman suffrage in the US, measured in the lives of the women who led the struggle.​

Key Events of Feminism During the 1960s in the U.S.
This 1960s feminism timeline explores feminist history. Learn about key women's rights events with this 1960s feminism timeline.

President's Commission on the Status of Women 1961-1963
A history of the President's Commission on the Status of Women, 1961-1963, and its lasting effects.

Carrie Nation: Hatchet-Wielding Saloon Smasher
Carrie Nation, who actually did smash saloons with her signature hatchet, was an iconic figure in the history of prohibition and temperance.

Hillary Clinton and the Black Panthers: Exaggeration
The myth of Hillary Clinton defending the Black Panthers while she was at Yale has grown before our very eyes, right here on the Internet.

Myths of Women's History - Just Ain't So Stories
Sometimes, you run into information that

How Are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Related?
How are Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip related? Besides being married, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip share ancestry.

The Woman's Bible - Elizabeth Cady Stanton on Genesis
An excerpt by Elizabeth Cady Stanton from The Woman's Bible (1895/1898), criticizing Biblical interpretation that denigrated women and women's role.

Antoinette Brown Blackwell: Early Woman Minister
A profile of Antoinette Brown Blackwell, pioneer woman minister (first woman ordained by a congregation in a major denomination) and suffrage worker.

Sandra Day O'Connor: First Female Supreme Court Justice
Biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman Supreme Court Justice in the United States. She served from 1981 to 2006.

What is Transcendentalism? Where Did It Come From?
Description and history of the Transcendentalist movement. The term transcendentalism has sometimes been difficult for students to understand.

Women's History - Biographies, Events, More
Women's history highlights - find biographies, articles, timelines and other resources on famous women and some who aren't as well known.

Women Candidates for President of the United States
What woman ran for US president first? And which women have run since? Find a list of the female candidates for US president here.

Women Candidates for President of the United States
What woman ran for US president first? And which women have run since? Find a list of the female candidates for US president here.

Women Candidates for President of the United States
What woman ran for US president first? And which women have run since? Find a list of the female candidates for US president here.

Eleanor, Queen of Castile (1162 - 1214)
Mother and sister of kings and queens, daughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine, she was the first of a long line of women called Eleanor of Castile.

Hatshepsut Facts: First Female Pharaoh of Egypt
Queen Hatshepsut, Pharaoh of Egypt took on male symbols of kingship. Learn about her life, rule and some of the controversies around her.

Sanitary Commission: Importance in the US Civil War
A profile of the United States Sanitary Commission, founded in 1861, which helped promote health in the Union Army Camps, provide supplies, and raise money for the Union effort.

This Day in Women's History
Year's calendar of This Day in Women's History listings. Who was born on each day in history? What events happened that day?

October in Women's History
Calendar of October events, birthdays, and other commemorations of women's history.

Mary Jemison (Dehgewanus): "White Woman of the Genesee"
Biography of Mary Jemison with carefully selected links to more material about her life and famous captivity narrative.

Eleanor of Aquitaine's Children and Grandchildren
A family tree of Eleanor of Aquitaine and her two royal husbands, showing her children and grandchildren and how they intermarried with the houses of Europe.

Blanche of Castile
A profile of Blanche of Castile, ruler of France twice as regent for her son, Saint Louis.

Constance of Castile 1141 - 1160
Biography of Constance of Castile, queen consort of Louis VII of France after his divorce from Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Berenguela of Castile
Berenguela of Castile biography - a profile of Berenguala, also known as Berengaria, granddaughter of Eleanor of Aquitaine and daughter of Eleanor Plantagenet, Queen of Castile.

Women Journalists and Editors
Women journalists, editors, and others involved in writing and communicating the news. Highlights of notable newswomen.

Descendants of Eleanor, Queen of Castile, through Blanche, Queen of France
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Descendants of Eleanor, Queen of Castile, Through Urraca, Queen of Portugal
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Tenth and Eleventh Children of Eleanor, Queen of Castile, and Alfonso VIII
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Seventh Through Ninth Children of Eleanor, Queen of Castile, and Alfonso VIII
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Descendants Through Eleanor, Queen of Castile
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Descendants Through Berengaria of Castile
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Eleanor of Aquitaine’s Descendants Through Eleanor, Queen of Castile
Eleanor, Queen of Castile, was the sixth child of Eleanor of Aquitaine in her second marriage. She had eleven children with her husband, Alfonso VIII of Castile, and many of them had numerous descendants.

Berengaria of Navarre
A biography of Queen Berengaria, wife of Richard I of England. She has the distinction of being the only Queen of England never to set foot on England's soil.

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Quotes by Women: Index A to Z
Quotes by women, some famous and some not well known. These quotations represent women's varied ideas, motivations and contributions to history.

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Boudicca (Boadicea) - British Celtic Warrior Queen
Boudicca was a British Celtic warrior queen who led a revolt against Roman occupation.

Women of the Harlem Renaissance: Writers and Artists
Who were the key women writers and artists of the Harlem Renaissance? Find many of those who were central or connected to the literary movement.

Witches and Witchcraft in New England and Salem
Witches, witchcraft, and the witch craze in early America's New England area, including the Salem witch trials.

Salem Witch Trials Glossary
Words relevant to the Salem Witch Trials.

African American History and Women Timeline 2000-
A chronology of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history. This section of the timeline covers the years 2000 and later.

Goody - Salem Witch Trials Glossary
Goody defined as part of a glossary on the Salem Witch trials of 17th century Massachusetts.

Magdalene Sisters - Hidden Women's History
The incarceration of some young Irish women in the Magdalene Asylums of the 1960s and 1970s is documented in this 2003 film. The Magdalene women were sent to these Roman Catholic institutions for various moral transgressions -- from pregnancy to loose behavior -- and served as, essentially, slave labor in laundries and other services.

Misogyny - Women's History Glossary Definition
Misogyny -- what does the word mean, both literally and as used? And how is the word used in feminist and women's history?

World War II Homefront: Women at Home
Women's lives changed during World War II. This article summarizes the changes to women's lives on the homefront during the war.

Important Feminism Events of 1965
A look at important events of feminism in 1965. What were some of the political and cultural events in the U.S. that related to feminism in 1965?

Dowager - Definition and Explanation of the Title
An explanation of the title Dowager often used in conjunction with royalty and the peerage, as in Dowager Queen or Dowager Empress.

Important Feminism Events of 1964
A look at the history of feminism in 1964. What were some of the important events of women's history and feminism in 1964?

Important Feminism Events of 1967
A look at the history of feminism in 1967. What were some of the important events of feminism in 1967?

Socialist Feminism - Women's History Definition
What is socialist feminism? Socialist feminism was a branch of feminism that gained popularity in the women's movement during the 1960s and 1970s.

Conceptual Art in the Feminist Art Movement
Conceptual art has ties to the Feminist Art Movement. In conceptual art, the concept of an art piece is what matters.

Andrea Dworkin Quotes: Radical Feminism in 24 Quotes
Quotes by Andrea Dworkin, known as a radical feminist. noted for her theories on pornography and rape as expressions of patriarchal male power.

Gloria Steinem
Articles, biographies, quotations, speeches from Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine and notable American feminist.

What Is Radical Feminism? Definition and Examples
A definition and description of radical feminism from the perspective of women's history. What distinguishes it from other feminisms?

Germaine Greer Quotes: Radical Feminist and Author
Quotes by Germaine Greer, radical feminist theorist who's known for her outspoken views. Her most famous feminist book is The Female Eunuch.

Alice Walker Biography - Author of The Color Purple
Alice Walker, novelist and the author of The Color Purple, was the child of sharecroppers. How did she achieve success, and how has she used it?

Feminist Philosophy: Two Definitions and Some Examples
Feminist philosophy means is either philosophy at the foundation of feminisms or and the creative use of feminist critiques of traditional philosophy.

Women's Liberation Movement (Definition and Overview)
What was the women's liberation movement? Who was involved, and how did they work for women's equality and freedom from oppression?

What Is the Backlash Against Feminism?
The 1980s resistance against and opposition to feminism were summarized in the 1990s and beyond by the term

Backlash Against Feminism, Against Women's Movement
The 1980s resistance against and opposition to feminism were summarized in the 1990s and beyond by the term

African American History and Women Timeline 1990-1999
A chronology of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history. This section of the timeline covers the years 1990-1999.

African American History and Women Timeline 1980-1989
A chronology of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history during the years 1980-1989.

African American History and Women Timeline 1700-1799
A chronology of events and birthdates for African American women and other women involved in African American history: covering the years 1700-1799.

Laws and Women's Rights
Laws relating to women's rights, including laws passed and court decisions including Supreme Court decisions intepreting those laws. Includes legislation about woman suffrage (voting rights), laws about equal employment opportunity, laws about basic citizenship and property rights, and more women's rights laws.

Equal Rights Amendment Index
Resources for understanding the history of the Equal Rights Amendment in America, from its introduction in 1923 through today.

Reproductive Rights - Laws and Court Cases
Read about court cases and laws involving reproductive rights.

Sex Discrimination Laws and Court Cases - Equal Rights
Equal rights cases and laws based on allegations of sex discrimination have challenged historical assumptions about woman's place and man's place in society as separate.

Equal Rights Amendment
This history of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) explains the origins and outcome of the Equal Rights Amendment struggle.

Which States Ratified the ERA and When Did They Ratify?
From 1972 to 1982, which states ratified the proposed Equal Rights Amendment? What states ratified, never ratified, or rescinded ratification?

British Women in History: An Index
British women of history: an index to the biographies of women of British history on the About.com Women's History site.

Polyandry in Tibet: Brothers Marrying the Same Wife
A description of the history and practice of polyandry in Tibet, with a general definition of polyandry and some other examples beyond

Biographies of Women - Famous Women in History
An index to women's biographies on this site: ever-expanding list of notable women, including the famous and those who should be more well known.

Anne of Hanover, Princess of Orange
Anne of Hanover was the second British Princess Royal, and married into the Dutch royalty. She ruled as regent for her son from the death of her husband until her own death.

Andal - Tamil Devotional Poet
Andal, Hindu saint, is highlighted in this profile.

Aelfthryth: Two Royal Women of 10th Century England
Aelfthryth, a daughter of Alfred the Great, married into the ruling family of Flanders. What was her contribution to history?

Harriot Stanton Blatch: Feminist and Famous Daughter
Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, was a dedicated feminist and woman suffrage advocate in the United States and England.

Displaced Homemaker: Definition, Laws, Programs
What are displaced homemakers? Why are they displaced? Tish Sommers began using the term while working for NOW's Task Force on Older Women.

What Is Subjectivity in Women's History?
What is subjectivity, and how have historians -- feminist and otherwise -- seen this method of analysis? Is it antifeminist, or profeminist?

Anti-Feminist Quotes | Opposition to Feminism
Opposition to feminism is nothing new, nor is it something merely of the past. Find anti-feminist quotes from those who've opposed feminism.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 19
Image 19: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 19.

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Image 20: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 20.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 1
Image 1 from gallery of African American women, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 2
Image 2: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 2.

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Image 4: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 4.

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Image 5: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 5.

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Image 6: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 6.

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Image 7: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 7.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 8
Image 8: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 8.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 9
Image 9: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 9.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 10
Picture 10: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 10.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 11
Image 11: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 11.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 12
Image 12: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 12.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 13
Image 13: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 13.

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Image 14: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 14.

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Image 15: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 15.

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Image 16: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 16.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 17
Image 17: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 17.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 18
Image 18: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 18.

African American Woman, About 1899-1900 - Picture 3
Image 3: African American woman, about 1899-1900. From album compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois. Page 3.

Pictures of African American Women - About 1900
African American women in photographs, about 1899-1900, from an album of photographs collected and compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Pictures of African American Women - About 1900
African American women in photographs, about 1899-1900, from an album of photographs collected and compiled by W.E.B. Du Bois.

Death of Cleopatra by Edmonia Lewis
Death of Cleopatra by Edmonia Lewis. Page 4.

Edmonia Lewis Image by Henri Rocher
Picture of Edmonia Lewis, 19th century African American and Native American woman sculptor, and some of her work. This photograph is by Henri Rocher. Page 2.

Photograph of Edmonia Lewis
Photo of Edmonia Lewis, African American sculptor.

Free At Last, a sculpture by Edmonia Lewis
Edmonia Lewis, African American and Native American sculptor, depicted the reaction of two slaves to the Emancipation Proclamation in this 1867 sculpture. Page 3.

Edmonia Lewis: Wildfire by America Meredith
Painting of Edmonia Lewis (Ojibway) by America Meredith (Cherokee). Page 5.

Edmonia Lewis Picture Gallery
Pictures of Edmonia Lewis, 19th century African American woman sculptor, and some of her work.

Charlotte Ray (First African American Woman Lawyer)
A profile of Charlotte Ray, African American woman lawyer -- and what happened to her practice of law in a time of a serious color and sex barrier.

Key Books About Alice Walker, African American Writer
A selection of books about Alice Walker, selected by Jone Johnson Lewis, Women's History Expert for About.com.

Josephine Goldmark: Advocate for Working Women
Josephine Goldmark, social activist and writer on women's work and child labor, applied research techniques to social activist causes.

Empress Cixi (Tz'u-hsi) - Last Dowager Empress of China
Empress Cixi (or Tz'u-hsi or Hsiao-ch'in): last Dowager Empress of China. She was one of the most powerful women in the world in all of history.

Helen Pitts Douglass, Wife of Frederick Douglass
Helen Pitts Douglass is not only known as the controversial second wife of Frederick Douglass, but also for her role in preserving his memory..

21 Key Women Photographers You Should Know
Women have been part of the photography world since Constance Talbot took and developed photographs in the 1840s. Find 21 described here.

21 Key Women Photographers You Should Know
Women have been part of the photography world since Constance Talbot took and developed photographs in the 1840s. Find 21 described here.

Nan Goldin: Photographer of Underground Life Styles
Nan Goldin biography: what brought her to photograph the

Barbara Kruger: Feminist Artist and Photographer
Barbara Kruger is famous for juxtaposing images with provocative words or statements. Read about Kruger's art and social commentary.

Lucy Stone Biography - A Soul as Free as the Air
A biography of Lucy Stone, known as the woman who kept her own name after marriage, but involved far more deeply in the struggle for women's rights.

Famous Mothers in History: Ancient Through Modern
Famous mothers from ancient times to relatively recently. Who are some women famous in part as mothers? Who had the title

Sybil Ludington Profile - Revolutionary War
A profile of Sybil Ludington highlighting her heroic 1777 ride to raise militia troops to stop the British advance.

Harriet Martineau: Sociology, Politics, Philosophy
Harriet Martineau wrote about topics that were usually in the male realm. She also advocated for women's rights and against slavery.

Anne Bradstreet: America's First Published Poet
A biography of Anne Bradstreet, America's first published poet whose writings allow insight into the experience of the early Puritans in New England.

Queen Isabella I of Spain - Biography
More than financing Columbus, Queen Isabella I's contributions to world history are many as ruler of Castile and Aragon with her husband Ferdinand.

Pope Joan - Myths of Women's History
Popess Joan, a female pope: the legends persist, though there's little evidence for them. Examine and weigh the evidence for yourself.

Catherine of Siena: Saint, Mystic, Theologian
Catherine of Siena, a Dominican, exercised influence over powerful figures of her day. She's among few women named as a Doctor of the Church.

Women in Aviation - Timeline of Women in Flight
Flying women: timeline of women pilots and other women in the air - a chronology of female record holders.

Women's History Basics
This site is a comprehensive index to information on women's history in many times and places, including many original articles.

Writers, Artists, Musicians
History of women in the arts, including art (painting, sculpture), music, writing, acting, directing.

Feminism, Suffrage
Women's suffrage was one part of the many changes in the last few centuries. Women's rights and changes attempting to win equality for women have included women's suffrage, feminism, women's property rights, equal opportunity in work and education, and equal pay. Find articles and other resources for understanding the history of women's suffrage, women's rights, and women's equality.

Military, War, Peace
Women in the military, women at war, women on the home front. From ancient times through the 1990s, the role in the military and in wars.

Readers' Choice Awards
Find out who readers of About.com admire most, which women's history books are their favorites, and more.

Women's History Books
Find books on women's history, including lists, reviews and reading group information.

Guest Authors and Interns
A directory of guest authors writing for this site.

Women's History
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Mother's Day: A History of Celebrations
Mother's Day can be complicated, and so is the history of Mother's Day. Some key pieces of Mother's Day history and international celebrations.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women's History
Women's History.

Queen Victoria - What You Need to Know
Queen Victoria, Queen of Great Britain 1837 to 1901, gave her name to an age. Prince Albert, served as a kind of co-monarch until his death in 1861.

Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii
A biography of Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii, the last Native Hawaiian ruler.

Mother's Day: History of the Celebration
Find resources on the different stories of the history of Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis, Julia Ward Howe, and other versions. From a day for peace to a sentimental and commercial holiday.

Lydia Maria Child: Reformer, Speaker and Writer
Biography of Lydia Maria Child, author and anti-slavery activist who's remembered for her Thanksgiving verse, Over the River and Through the Wood.

Profile of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Profile of Queen Elizabeth, consort of George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II, known in her later years as

Biography of Josephine Baker
Biography of Josephine Baker, jazz singer and Harlem Renaissance figure. She faced discrimination and yet made a successful career in entertainment.

Catherine of Aragon Facts: Henry VIII's First Queen
Find the basics about Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII: her heritage, marriages, children and links to her full biography.

What Is Sexism? - a Feminism Definition
What is sexism? Feminist theorists defined sexism and fought against it. Find a definition, related terms, and quotes by men and women about sexism.

The Combahee River Collective: Black Women's Liberation
A history of the black feminist group, the Combahee River Collective, and its objectives and ideals.

Sojourner Truth: Ex-Slave, Abolitionist, Minister
Sojourner Truth biography: read about this former slave, abolitionist, preacher and advocate of women's rights.

Elizabeth Parris (Betty Parris) - Salem Witch Trials
Biography of Elizabeth Parris, also called Betty Parris, one of the accusers in the Salem witch trials of 17th century colonial Massachusetts.

Ten Things to Know About the Witch Hunts of Europe
Find out some basic facts about the witchcraft persecutions of Europe in the late medieval and early modern eras. Who was executed? What book was key?

Tituba - Accused and Accuser in the Salem Witch Trials
Tituba biography: a profile of the Indian slave in Salem Village who was at the center of the Salem Witch Trials.

Salem Witch Trials Judges: Key Magistrates and Justices
Who served as judges (magistrates, justices) in the Salem witch trials, and in what capacity did each serve? Find out from this list.

The Feminism of Bewitched - The Escapist 1960s Sitcom
In

Victims of the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
There were many victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692. Twenty-four people died. Here's the list with information about each of them.

Victims of the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
There were many victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692. Twenty-four people died. Here's the list with information about each of them.

Victims of the Salem Witch Trials (1692)
There were many victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692. Twenty-four people died. Here's the list with information about each of them.

Witch Hunts in Europe: Timeline
A chronological view of major events in the history of Europe's witch hunts: accusations, trials and executions of supposed witches.

American Equal Rights Association (AERA): for Suffrage
Just after the Civil War, the 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution were debated, some tried to join the causes of women and people of color.

Habsburg Queens
Queens who were, by birth or marriage, part of the House of Habsburg included some of the more famous continental European royals of the medieval and early modern period.

Four Marriages of Philip II of Spain: Women in His Life
The marriages of Philip II, King of Spain, show how women were married off in the royal families for the convenience of alliances and family power.

Marriages of Manuel I: Spanish/Portuguese Intermarriage
Manuel I's multiple connections of Spanish and Portuguese royals, especially in his marriages, cemented relationships between nations.

Dorothea Lange: 20th Century Photographer
Dorothea Lange biography - a profile of Dorothea Lange, photographer of the 20th century, known for her iconic images of the Great Depression.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A Biography
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife and widow of President John F. Kennedy, is known as First Lady and grieving widow, but also as an editor.

Coretta Scott King Quotes: Civil Rights Activist
Quotes by Coretta Scott King, often at the side of her husband, Martin Luther King jr. She took up his civil rights mantle after his assassination.

Unitarian and Universalist Women
The Unitarians and Universalists were religious denominations that accepted the ordination of women earlier than most Protestant denominations did, and many early woman suffrage and women's rights leaders came out of one of these denominations.

Mary Livermore: Civil War Organizer, Reformer
Mary Livermore was active with the Sanitary Commission during the Civil War, and turned her organizing skills later to women's rights and temperance.

Barbara Walters Honors 100 Women
Barbara Walters honors 100 Women of the Century, in a 1999 book that then became the basis for a viral Jane Fonda rumor.

Carrie Chapman Catt, Women's Suffrage Activist
Biography of Carrie Chapman Catt, leader in the later years of the struggle for women's suffrage. she was also a founder of the League of Women Voters.

Marie Curie - Mother of Modern Physics
Learn more about Marie Curie here, including some surprising facts. She played a key role in discovering radioactivity, winning two Nobel prizes.

Marie Curie Quotes: Wise Words About Science and Life
Selected quotations by Marie Curie, double Nobel Prize winner and a pioneering woman scientist, commenting on life and science.

Why Women Should Vote: Perspective From 1917
Why Women Should Vote -- an editorial from the Hearst Newspapers, written by Arthur Brisbane. Not dated, but probably about 1917.

Women's Strike for Equality - August 26, 1970
During the Women's Strike for Equality in 1970, demonstrators marched and protested throughout the U.S. How was it organized? Why was it important​?

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Presidential Biographer
Doris Kearns Goodwin is a biographer and historian of presidents. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Theory and Practice of Women's History
Theory, practice and methodology of 'doing' women's history, from women's history pioneers and others.

Famous Quotes From Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist
Quotes by Harriet Tubman - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

March in Women's History
Calendar of March events, birthdays, and other commemorations of women's history.

Barbara Bush: First Lady (Wife of George H.W. Bush)
A profile of Barbara Bush, wife of one US president and mother of another. She was a graduate of Smith College.

Barbara Bush Quotes
Quotes by Barbara Bush - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin (Review)
An award-winning novel a world without gender, Ursula Le Guin's

Ursula Le Guin Biography
Ursula Le Guin, a science fiction and fantasy writer who has been published since the 1960s, wrote many award-winning novels and stories.

The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing's Feminist Novel
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing, about women's independence, influenced many feminists in the 1960s, though she denied it was a feminist novel.

Pearl Bailey: Actress, Broadway Star, Humanitarian
A biographical sketch of Pearl Bailey, Broadway singer and actress perhaps best known for her starring role in the all-black version of

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Top 100 Women of History (by Web Searches)
A list of the top 100 women of history on the web, arranged in sequence of their popularity in web searches.

Reed v. Reed - Striking Down Sex Discrimination
Reed v. Reed was an important Supreme Court case for women's equality. Learn how Reed v. Reed finally recognized women under the 14th Amendment.

March 10 - Today in Women's History
March 10 - birthdates of notable women and other important events, plus quote for the day

Harriet Tubman Biography: From Slavery to Freedom
Harriet Tubman's early life as a slave, her first marriage to a free black man, and her escape to the North and freedom.

Women's Suffrage Timeline State by State
Dates that women in the U.S. got the vote - national, state, and local milestones. From New Jersey to Illinois to national rights and more.

Lilith and Feminism: Modern Jewish Depictions
Since the early 1970s, feminists, and especially Jewish feminists, have used the story of Lilith as one allegory for women's lives.

Lilith - from Ancient to Modern Traditions
From a night demon to a feminist heroine, Lilith has had an interesting history. Find out how her story evolved, especially in Jewish tradition.

Unitarian and Universalist Women
A list of liberal religious women, mostly Unitarian, Universalist and Unitarian Universalist women, who were famous as writers, activists, artists and more.

Female Protestant Leaders - Women and Protestantism - Protestant Churches and Women - Theology and Women
Women's role in various Protestant churches.

Emily Dickinson - Continuing Enigma
An in-depth look at Emily Dickinson, her life and her poetry. Includes basic facts, her personal history, how she was discovered, and more.

Marriage Protest of Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell - 1855
Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell, upon their marriage, protested the laws that subsumed a woman's identity under that of her husband.

Sheppard-Towner (Maternity) Act of 1921: Background
The Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921 was a ground-breaking law to fund maternity and infant health care. Learn about its importance in legal and women's history.

Zora Neale Hurston Quotes: Folklorist and Writer
Quotes by Zora Neale Hurston, folklorist and writer who was brought back to public attention in the 1970s by Alice Walker.

Zora Neale Hurston Index
Biography and works of Zora Neale Hurston, an African American novelist, folklorist and anthropologist who died in obscurity and poverty. Among other works, she wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Sisterhood - How Feminists Define and Use This Term
What do feminists mean by sisterhood? What is the definition of sisterhood in feminism? What are some critiques of the idea of sisterhood?

Male Chauvinist Pig (MCP) - What Does It Mean?
The phrase

History of Hull House and Some of Its Famous Residents
Hull House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the home for many years of progressive programs serving a mostly-immigrant community.

Women in Congress - List of US Congresswomen
There have been more than 200 women in Congress. Following is an index of these women who've served in the United States Congress, arranged by the year they first took office.

Women in the US Congress - List of US Congresswomen
More than 200 women have served in the US Congress. Following is an index of these women, arranged by the year they first took office. Page 3.

Women in the US Congress - List of US Congresswomen
More than 200 women have served in the US Congress. Following is an index of these women, arranged by the year they first took office. Page 2.

Women's History
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History of Female Spies of the Confederacy
Belle Boyd, Antonia Forc, Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Nancy Hart, Laura Ratcliffe, Loreta Janeta Velazquez were some women spies of the American Civil War.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women's History
Women's History.

American First Ladies in Pictures
Pictures of key American First Ladies, from Martha Washington to the present.

Sally Hemings & Her Relationship With Thomas Jefferson
Biography of Sally Hemings, a slave, including reflections on what we know (and don't) about her relationship with her master, Thomas Jefferson.

Hannah Höch - Dadaist Famous for Photomontages
Hannah Hch biography: German artist who cofounded Berlin Dada, an avant-garde movement in Weimar Germany.

Women in Sports - Individual Sports
History of Women in Individual Sports -- Auto racing, boxing, golf, gymnastics, martial arts, skating and tennis.

Roman Catholic Church and Women's History
Women in Roman Catholicism: saints, leaders and ordinary women.

Women Skaters - Speed Skating - Figure Skaters - Olympic Skaters - Ice Dancing - Olympics medals
Women figure skaters, speed skaters and ice dancers who have won Olympic medals, whether gold, silver or bronze. From the first woman to win at a world championship to recent well-known medalists.

Olympic Women Skaters
Some of the most famous (and a few infamous) women who've competed in the Olympics in figure skating and speed skating.

Women's History
Women's History.

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Olympic Women Skaters
Some of the most famous (and a few infamous) women who've competed in the Olympics in figure skating and speed skating.

Early Christianity and Women's History
Early Christianity and Women's History. Women of the New Testament, early saints, the teachings about women by the early church fathers, and the status of women in early Christian communities.

Macrina the Elder and Macrina the Younger
Saints Macrina the Elder and Macrina the Younger were grandmother and granddaughter. Macrina the Younger's brothers were also Christian organizers.

Katharine Graham: Newspaper Publisher, Watergate Figure
A biography of Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and a key figure in the Watergate scandal because of that position.

Alice Dunbar-Nelson: Harlem Renaissance Figure
Profile of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, writer of short stories, activist, and Harlem Renaissance figure. Includes quotes and a few sample poems.

Writing Women:Authors, Poets, Publishers
Women who've made their living and mark by writing. Authors, poets, publishers, dramatists.

Harriet Tubman Biography: Later Years
Harriet Tubman spent 50+ years after the Civil War helping indigent elderly African Americans, speaking of her exploits and for women's rights.

H.D. or Hilda Doolittle - Imagist Poet, Translator
H.D., as Hilda Doolittle was known professionally, was a pioneer of modern poetry, and led a very interesting life.

Anaïs Nin: Novelist, Diarist
Biography of Anais Nin, writer who is most known for her published diaries. Includes extensive bibliography for more research.

Beatrix Potter: Peter Rabbit's Creator
The life of Beatrix Potter, from solitary childhood to naturalist to author to farmer. She's best known for her Peter Rabbit series.

Bra Burning Feminists of the Sixties - NOT
Feminists in the 1960s burned their bras - we all know that - even if it Just Ain't So. Find out the real story behind the fable.

Emily Brontë: 19th Century Author of Wuthering Heights
Emily Bront, sister of Anne Bront and Charlotte Bront, is best known for her book Wuthering Heights. Little is known about how and when she wrote the novel.

Alice Munro, Canadian Short Story Writer
Alice Munro biography: a profile of the Canadian writer of short stories, winner of 2013’s Nobel Prize for Literature.

What Is Women's Equality Day? Why August 26?
The annual Women's Equality Day in the United States was established in 1971 to honor two events, both on August 26. The first was the ratification of the woman suffrage amendment to the constitution.

Women's Suffrage Victory: What Won the Final Battle?
August 26, 1920, marked the end of a long battle. The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in August, 1920, granted women the right to vote in the United States, and a surprising note from one mother helped win final passage.

Mary, Queen of Scots - Profile & Biography
Mary, Queen of Scots: learn about the heritage and life of the woman who was also a Queen of France and a claimant to the English throne.

Florence Nightingale Biography
A profile of Florence Nightingale, founder of the modern profession of nursing.

Sarah Josepha Hale Letter about Thanksgiving to Lincoln, 1863 (4)
Page 4 of a letter from editor Sarah Josepha Hale to Abraham Lincoln urging him to proclaim a national Day of Thanksgiving. Page 5.

Sarah Josepha Hale Letter about Thanksgiving to Lincoln, 1863 (2)
Page 2 of a letter from editor Sarah Josepha Hale to Abraham Lincoln urging him to proclaim a national Day of Thanksgiving. Page 3.

Sarah Josepha Hale Letter about Thanksgiving to Lincoln, 1863
Images of a letter from editor Sarah Josepha Hale to Abraham Lincoln urging him to proclaim a national Day of Thanksgiving. Page 2.

Sarah Josepha Hale Letter about Thanksgiving to Lincoln, 1863 (3)
Page 3 of a letter from editor Sarah Josepha Hale to Abraham Lincoln urging him to proclaim a national Day of Thanksgiving. Page 4.

Sarah Josepha Hale Picture Gallery
Sarah Josepha Hale - images connected with 19th century writer and editor Sarah Josepha Hale.

Sarah Josepha Hale Portrait
A portrait of editor Sarah Josepha Hale, famous for her role in Thanksgiving.

Queen Regnant - Meaning of the Title
Most women who've held titles like queen have been queen consort -- queen by right of their husband's rule. But a few women in history have reigned in their own right, and the percentage should increase as male-preference rules have been abolished in some of the royal houses.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - The Aftermath
What happened to the victims in the Triangle Factory Fire? What was news coverage like? What relief efforts were mounted?

1910 Cloakmakers' Strike - the Great Revolt
The 1910 Cloakmakers Strike in Manhattan saw 60,000 workers walk off their jobs in what Gompers called

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (1911)
A quick overview of the basic facts of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, March 25, 1911.

Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory - 1911
What was it like inside the Triangle Factory just before the 1911 fire? Who worked there and under what conditions? Why were there so few exits available?

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: From Start to Finish
A narrative of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire from start to finish.

Frances Perkins and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Documenting the connections of Frances Perkins with the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

1909 Uprising of the Twenty Thousand
Background about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory: when 40,000 workers, mostly women, walked off their jobs at Manhattan textile factories.

Rose Schneiderman Quotes
Quotes by Rose Schneiderman - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women and Tennis in America: Historical Roots
A bit of the history of women playing tennis in American, and some of the women who played the game.

Women's History
Women's History.

Toni Morrison Biography: Nobel Prize Winning Novelist
A biography sketch of Toni Morrison, African American woman writer, and winner of a Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize for Literature.

Lydia Maria Child: Over the River and Through the Wood
Author of Thanksgiving and Christmas favorite Over the river and through the wood, Lydia Maria Child was better known in her time for other writing.

Women's History
Women's History.

The Four Roman Julias: Powerful Women of Imperial Rome
Four Roman women who were all named Julia were members of the same family. All four wielded extraordinary power for their times over the men in their lives.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women's History
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Women's History
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Wyomia Tyus, Olympic Gold Medalist
Wyomia Tyus won gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, setting world records for her speed.

Selma Lagerlof Biography
A biography of Selma Lagerlf, Swedish woman writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Includes some quotes from the writer.

Oksana Baiul - Biography of the Figure Skating Olympian
Oksana Baiul, Olympic figure skating champion, faced difficulties before and after her Olympic gold medal.

Fannie Farmer, Cookbook Author and Domestic Scientist
Biography of Fannie Farmer, cookbook author and domestic science promoter. She changed how Americans cooked at home by making recipes more precise.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
Edna St. Vincent Millay was a popular poet of the first half of the 20th century. Read the basic facts and a biography of the poet known for her Bohemian lifestyle.

Doris Lessing - Novelist, Memoirist, Essayist
Doris Lessing profile, with the basics of the life and career of Doris Lessing, British woman writer.

What Is Women's History? - A Short Overview
A basic overview of the discipline of women's history, first more formally organized in the 1970s, but with many earlier writing about the history of women.

Enheduanna, Priestess of Inanna - Ancient Author and Poet
Enheduanna is the world's first named woman author. Enheduanna made Inanna supreme over the other deities in King Sargon's Akkadian empire when she became the priestess of Nanna's temple.

Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver, poet. Women's History.

Anna Atkins: First Published Woman Photographer
Anna Atkins was the first woman to publish a book of photographs, and took her first photograph about 1841. Either she or Constance Talbot was the first woman photographer.

Amy Lowell: American Poet and Imagist
Amy Lowell biography, bibliography, and selected links to more information. She was a key representative of the Imagist movement.

Women's History
Women's History.

Women's History
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Women's History
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Women's History
Women's History.