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Night Witches: The Fierce, All-Female Soviet Fighter Pilots of WWII

They flew their first mission in June 1942—and quickly developed a reputation for deadly precision.

By Dave Adams

Discover Emma Goldman's Life of Anarchy in To the Barricades

Goldman was a revolutionary from the start. Her work in the U.S. and Russia shook up governments and oligarchs.

By Shannon Raphael

Ruth Gruber: The Making of a Trailblazing Female Correspondent

In Ahead of Time, Gruber reflects on the early years of her career, including the assignment that took her back to 1930s Germany.

By Olivia Mason

The Midnight Ride of Sybil Ludington

The sixteen-year-old raced through the night to warn fellow colonists of approaching British forces.

By Audrey Webster

Nancy Wake: The Fearless Resistance Fighter Who Led Over 7,000 Soldiers Against the Nazis

“Somebody once asked me ‘Have you ever been afraid?’ Hah! I’ve never been afraid in my life.”

By Robert Walsh

7 Female Pirates You Might Not Know About

They may not be household names, but these swashbuckling female pirates left their mark on history.

By Audrey Webster

[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: Win Our Women's History Book Bundle

Enter to win a bundle of books that celebrate women's history.

By The Archive Staff

6 Incredible Female Spies of World War II

These women risked their lives to assist the Allies' cause in World War II.

By Robert Walsh

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