At a time when trans people who wanted surgery needed to trust doctors, transphobia made it difficult.
As far back as the ninth century, doctors and poets wrote about women who loved women without calling them deviants.
After the Civil War, some elite women became obsessed with collecting antique china, the better to connect themselves to illustrious histories.
Black women's experiences in the suffrage movement show that the Nineteenth Amendment marked one event in the fight for the vote, not an endpoint.
Despite police violence against Chicano demonstrators in Los Angeles, the movement was not deterred.
Women's clubs were popular after the Civil War among white and Black women. But white clubwomen used their influence to ingrain racist curriculum in schools.
Contrary to the widespread idea that white missionaries stamped out the sport, evidence suggests that Native Hawai‘ians never stopped surfing.
In the 1920s, some people thought that the new invention of radio would make American farmers less "backward."
Hooked on viral news (or is it gossip?), today's Twitter hordes owe a lot to history's coffeehouses.
Legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw broke new ground by showing how women of color were left out of feminist and anti-racist discourse.