On October 12, 1915, Cavell was executed for her part in helping over 200 Allied soldiers escape Belgium.
By Orrin Grey
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.
The first African American female postal worker was renowned for more than her groundbreaking status.
Tubman led 150 men in a military operation that freed 750 enslaved people and wreaked havoc on Confederate troops.
Cathay Williams was inspired to join the U.S. Army during her time pressed into service in the Civil War.
Chinese, British, and Portuguese forces combined couldn't take down Ching Shih.
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught has continued her work long after her retirement.
Can you tell the difference between historical Japanese legend and creative fantasy fiction?
These women are vital to history. Discover why.
The woman who helped hundreds of enslaved people find freedom.
Discover the legendary wild child of France.
With German forces approaching, Russia turned to a new source of manpower.
The Doughnut Girls of World War I delivered a taste of home when it was needed most, boosting morale and the popularity of the Salvation Army.
While their men fought on the front lines, women fought their own battle at home and in the workforce—and helped bring the Allied Powers to victory.
Mary Roberts, Elaine Roe, Virginia Rourke, and Ellen Ainsworth continued to save lives even as mortar shells rained down around them.
These fascinating biographies deserve a spot on your must-read list.
These stories of overcoming challenges and prejudices will make any reader think fondly of their school days—past, present or future.