How Trota of Salerno, 12th-Century Female Gynecologist, Disappeared from History

The historical reputation of Trota through the years shows how the mores of a current society can restrict contemporary understanding of a figure from the past.

Schoolteacher Louise Thuliez Became a Key Resistance Fighter in 2 World Wars

Driven to help, Louise Thuliez aided underground networks in France despite facing an all-too-real threat of execution.

30 Biographies of Remarkable Women That You Need to Read

These fascinating biographies deserve a spot on your must-read list.

13 Books About Fascinating First Ladies

Delve into the absorbing lives of these remarkable women.

WWI Nurse Edith Cavell Sacrificed Her Life to Save Hundreds of Soldiers

On October 12, 1915, Cavell was executed for her part in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.

How a Movement Grows: 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

On its 100th anniversary, we revisit the coalitions built in search of women's suffrage, and the struggles that continued after the passing of the suffrage amendment.

Stagecoach Mary: The Postal Worker Who Became A Legend of the Wild West

The first African American female postal worker was renowned for more than her groundbreaking status.

Harriet Tubman was the First Woman to Lead a U.S. Military Operation

Tubman led 150 men in a military operation that freed 750 enslaved people and wreaked havoc on Confederate troops.

12 Immersive Biographies to Lose Yourself In

Find your coziest chair, and curl up with one of these incredible biographies to while away an afternoon or two.

This Once-Enslaved Woman Disguised Herself as a Man to Enlist in the U.S. Army

Cathay Williams was inspired to join the U.S. Army during her time pressed into service in the Civil War.

8 Gripping Audiobooks That Offer an Escape from the News

These glimpses into the past will help you cope with the present.

Outspoken AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Has Passed Away at 84

Kramer was famous—and infamous—for his larger-than-life tactics.

Recharge with 10 Books About Inspirational People

These stories will remind yourself that the world changes when one person steps up.

How A Prostitute Turned Pirate Queen Defeated 3 Navies At Once

Chinese, British, and Portuguese forces combined couldn't take down Ching Shih.

New Netflix Documentary Reveals the Secret Love Story Behind A League of Their Own

A Secret Love reveals a beautiful story where sports history and queer history collide.