women history

  • Suffragists' Work Didn't End in 1920

    by Mary Henold

    Women of color and their allies truly won the right to vote for all American women not in 1920, but in 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act. 

  • Ida, Maya, Rosa, Harriet: The Power in Our Names

    by Martha S. Jones

    Among black women, names passed down represent the preservation of the memory and history of struggles for freedom. The author's name reflects those struggles at the intimate scale of family.

  • Waking Up to History

    by Margaret Renkl

    At new museums, the past is finally becoming more than the story of men and wars.

  • The Woman Card

    by Jill Lepore

    How feminism and antifeminism created Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

  • US Presidential race: the feminist generation gap

    by Ruth Rosen

    Why is there strong support for Bernie Sanders from young feminists and a tepid response to Hillary Rodham Clinton, a lifelong feminist? Why has a feminist generational gap emerged in 2016?

  • Women to appear on Canadian dollar bill

    A historian has been writing letters to politicians, Bank of Canada governors for years saying it is unacceptable not to have a female figure on the bills.