Young, unmarried pregnant women sometimes gave birth in secret at maternity homes. A historian uncovered some of their stories.
Recruited to work on the U.S. mainland for long hours at less than the prevailing rate, women migrants fought for dignity and recognition.
Once introduced into the Americas, smallpox spread everywhere. Is it possible to know how often that was done intentionally to kill people?
Many women have claimed to be the model behind the iconic poster.
Born enslaved, she made her way to Montana and eventually became the first Black woman to deliver mail on a "star route."
She was one half of a powerhouse academic couple and an influential historian in her own right. But she's still often overlooked.
It was supposed to be a genteel luncheon with the first lady dedicated to discussing crime policy. The chanteuse had other ideas.
The movement against vivisection—experiments involving live animals—swelled with women. A group of scientists was determined to stop them.
In the 1970s, one of the most powerful tools of feminism came from speaking out loud the nature of oppression.
Women began voting legally in Utah Territory in 1870, only to have that right taken away from them later.