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womens history



  • Women Have Always Had Abortions

    by Lauren MacIvor Thompson

    False histories of abortion dominate contemporary politics, selling Americans on a past that never existed and creating the possibility of a future that has no precedent. 



  • Smithsonian Elevates the Frequently Ignored Histories of Women

    by Erin Blakemore

    Packed with ordinary objects made and used by American women, Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Objects and Stories of Strength, Ingenuity, and Vision from the National Collection considers their contributions to the nation’s history through the lens of the things they invented, created and owned.