Her owner planned to take her from California to slave-holding Texas, so Biddy Mason went to court. After a dangerous drama, she won her freedom.
The long, embattled history of women’s suffrage that began with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention continues to this day.
The ex-slave and investigative journalist spent a lifetime fighting against lynching and segregation — but also for voting rights for African-American women.
Not given credit for their work and paid half a man's salary, women writers won a landmark suit against discrimination at the magazines of Time, Inc., but their success has been largely overlooked.
America’s first female soldiers were Signal Corps telephone operators making sure critical messages got through, often while threatened by artillery fire.
The Women Airforce Service Pilots seemed strange and exotic to World War II America. In fact, not even the military could quite fiqure out what to do with them.
Women’s history today is no longer a backwater, nor is the profession of history a male craft.
Nearly a century after she came on the scene, her wit, bravado, and sexuality are a bigger presence than ever
How women entrepreneurs reshaped the American economic landscape in the wake of WWII.
Consigned to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s “Garbage Run,” they fought their own war on the home front, and they helped shape a victory as surely as their brothers and husbands did overseas
E.G. Lewis decided that a strong man could liberate American women and make money doing it
For millions of women, consciousness raising didn’t start in the 1960s. It started when they helped win World War II.
The author recalls two generations of “Cliffie” life—hers and her mother’s—in the years when male and female education took place on opposite sides of the Cambridge Common and women were expected to wear hats in Harvard Square
How a young New York society matron named Alice Shaw dazzled English royalty with her extraordinary embouchure
How Juliette “Daisy” Low, an unwanted child, a miserable wife, a lonely widow, finally found happiness as the founder of the Girl Scouts of America
How the mistress of the plantation became a slave
The sexual habits of American women, examined half a century before Kinsey
One of Ruth Snyder’s Crimes Was Murder
Although it has been disparaged as “General Washington’s Sewing Circle,” this venture was the first nationwide female organization in America
She was “one of the most active and most reliable of the many secret woman agents of the Confederacy.”
Unschooled and uncompromising, she founded her own faith
How a Crash Program Developed an Efficient Oral Contraceptive in Less Than a Decade
“Viewed purely in the abstract, I think there can be no question that women should have equal rights with men …I would have the word ‘obey’ used no more by the wife than by the husband.”
Soujourner Truth's mission was “testifyin’ concerning the wickedness of this ‘ere people.”
IMAGES OF SWEETHEARTS, WIVES, AND MOTHERS HAVE OFTER BEEN USED TO INSPIRE PATRIOTIC FERVOR