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Women in History Articles

It’s no secret that women’s contributions to history haven’t always been acknowledged or celebrated. Here, we’re shining a spotlight on women in history and everything they’ve accomplished for themselves and for future generations, all while managing to make it look easy.

Let’s take a look at the women who fought for equality, from the suffragettes who tirelessly advocated for the right to vote to Harriet Tubman, who helped free hundreds of slaves via the Underground Railroad. There are also innumerable little-known women who made an impact but have been largely forgotten by the history books, such as Trota of Salerno, the 12th-century gynecologist who stood up for the importance of women’s health, and Stagecoach Mary, the first Black female postal worker who became a legend of the Wild West. We also can’t forget the innovators, from scientists and environmental advocates to groundbreaking journalists. Join us as we celebrate the women in history who have risen to the occasion and exceeded the expectations that were placed on them.

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20 Books About Influential Americans

From First Ladies to baseball players.

8 Incredible Books About Little-Known Women

It’s time to shed light on these remarkable achievements.

8 Engrossing Books About Supreme Court Justices

Learn more about the people and decisions that made history.

Alice Rufie Jordan Blake Was Yale's First Female Graduate

She wanted to attend law school, despite the barriers.

8 History Books From Women's Perspectives

From the ancient world to World War II, explore new points of view.

15 Little-Known Women's History Month Facts

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating those who made great strides in the name of equality.

Anne Lister’s Historic Hike

She ascended the highest French Pyrenees summit, defying preconceived notions about women's athleticism.

The Long and Bloody History of Čachtice Castle

The Slovakian castle was home to alleged serial killer Elizabeth Báthory.

Who Was Joséphine Bonaparte?

Delving into the life of the French empress.

19 Back-to-School Books That Will Inspire Readers of All Ages

These stories of overcoming challenges and prejudices will make any reader think fondly of their school days—past, present or future.

The Centuries-Long History of Striking in the U.S.

For hundreds of years, protests nationwide have fought passionately for workers’ rights.