Celebrate Women’s History Month all March with JSTOR Daily. The month-long observance in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia recognizes the contributions of women around the world—and throughout history.
We hope you’ll find the stories below, and the scholarship they include in full, a valuable resource for classroom or leisure reading.
The origins of Women's History Month.
László Polgár raised all three of his daughters to become chess prodigies.
A look back on Nellie Bly and the era of "stunt-reporting."
A new one-woman Broadway show puts Josephine Baker back in the public consciousness.
P.T. Barnum's career as a Kentucky show man, began with his ownership and exploitation of African American slave Joice Heth.
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.
While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon.
Women leaders of the Civil Rights movement worked under the triple constraints of gender, race, and class. Their contribution hasn't gotten its due.
Maybe you've never heard of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, but they were real-life women pirates who cross-dressed to get on ships.
Women finally broke into the sciences in sex-segregated jobs in the years between 1880 and 1910.
The founders of Women’s Studies were overwhelmingly white, and focused on the experiences of white, heterosexual women.
From today’s vantage point, many of the anti-feminist ideas Phyllis Schlafly espoused sound extreme. But are they?
Feminism and "women's work" have looked very different for U.S. women depending on their class.
When we talk about inspiring girls to study STEM, do we also consider how important it is to ...
The wacky life story of the astronomer, author, children's book publisher, and anthropologist who restored an old barge on the Gowanus Canal in 1937.
Learn more about Cheng I Sao, a female pirate (yes, women were pirates too!) dominated the coast of the Kwangtung Province between 1795-1810.
Amelia Earhart taught America to fly. How Earhart and other women pilots of her day helped overcome Americans’ skepticism about flight.
You know how the story goes. Gender discrimination is baked into science, and women were barred from the ...
Language can reveal power dynamics, as in the terms of address, or honorifics, are used to refer to a woman's social status: Mrs., Miss, and Ms.
Spiritualism was one of the nineteenth-century's most successful religious innovations, a movement of individuals who yearned for a religion which united mysticism and science.
By focusing in on the characters’ emotions, a scholar discovers something more than good little women. She finds surprisingly angry ones.
Women's suffrage was usually portrayed negatively in early films, but suffragists well recognized the importance of movies in getting their message out.
During Prohibition, American women “made, sold, and drank liquor in unprecedented fashion,” writes historian Mary Murphy.