As women became the focus of advertising, newspapers began to broaden their offerings targeted to those areas of interest traditionally associated with them.
In the 1970s, NOW began to ask hard questions about the women who were no longer "homemakers", displaced from the only role they were thought to need.
This selection of stories focuses on prison and mass incarceration in the US, which has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world.
Women pilots were seen as oddities, opportunists, and "too scatterbrained" to fly. The 1929 All-Woman Air Race set out to change that.
Celebrate Women's History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. We hope you'll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
This Women's History Month, take a minute to bow down to the women of Nerdlandia.
From train robberies to organized retail theft to murder, are we really gripped by a crime wave?
Stories about immortality are present in many cultures throughout time. How cultures perceive immortality—as a blessing or a curse—can differ widely.
Royal lineage tracing, British laws of inheritance, and patriarchal Protestantism all contributed to the genealogical literacy of some Americans.
Henry Fielding's novel, a fictional account of the life of Charles Hamilton, conflates vagrancy with sexual, gender, and religious deviance.