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.
In the late 19th century, more women were becoming librarians. Experts like Melvil Dewey predicted they would suffer ill health, strain, and breakdowns.
In the Victorian era, a different kind of ghostwriting became popular—largely because it allowed men to take all the credit.
When Silent Spring was published, the response was overtly gendered. Rachel Carson's critics depicted her as hysterical, mystical, and witchy.
When we talk about inspiring girls to study STEM, do we also consider how important it is to ...
While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon.
Think people are judgmental of mothers now? In the 18th- and 19th-centuries, mothers who bottle-fed their babies were blamed for many of society's ills.
The origins of Women's History Month.
Spiritualist medium Helen Duncan was photographed emitting ectoplasm, supposedly proof of her ability to contact the dead.
Women leaders of the Civil Rights movement worked under the triple constraints of gender, race, and class. Their contribution hasn't gotten its due.
The legacy of Kimpa Vita, a Kongolese Catholic mystic, was felt from the U.S. to Haiti.
White American women have long played significant roles in maintaining racist practices. One sociologist calls the phenomenon "social mothering."
The founders of Women’s Studies were overwhelmingly white, and focused on the experiences of white, heterosexual women.
In the 1960s, two groups of feminists had very different views about motherhood. Unsurprisingly, race and family played a role.
These 19th-century novelists might seem to have little in common. But for 11 years they wrote each other letters, forging an unusual literary friendship.
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.
László Polgár raised all three of his daughters to become chess prodigies.
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.
You know how the story goes. Gender discrimination is baked into science, and women were barred from the ...
In the 19th century, women called "watchers" tended to the dying and the dead.
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
Feminism and "women's work" have looked very different for U.S. women depending on their class.
A look at the feminist roots of the temperance movement.