When the Boston abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson looked back on the years...
The industrial revolution that transformed western Europe and the United States during the course of the nineteenth century had its origins in the introduction of power-driven...
It all started quietly. There were no alerts, no sirens, no evacuation plans, no reports from Jim Cantore on the Weather Channel. Most people living in the LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara...
Jeannette Rankin began her first term as the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives.
Pilot Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during their attempted circumnavigation of the globe.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt announced the appointment of Frances Perkins as the secretary of labor, the first woman appointed to a president’s Cabinet.
In Adkins v. Children’s Hospital, the Supreme Court invalidated a minimum-wage law for women and children.
Scientist Nettie Maria Stevens reported her discovery that sex is determined by a particular chromosome.
In Muller v. Oregon, the Supreme Court upheld a law limiting the workday to ten hours for women.
20,000 shirtwaist makers—80 to 85 percent of whom were women—began a successful labor strike in New York City.