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Women are like water to Western history. Both have flowed through the terrain we...
African American women made meaningful gains in the labor force and US armed forces as a result of the wartime labor shortage during the Second World War, but these advances were sharply circumscribed by racial segregation and racism in the dominant culture.
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Scientist Nettie Maria Stevens reported her discovery that sex is determined by a particular chromosome.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, James Duncan Professor of History and director of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, examines cloth-making in the colonial era in New England as a household industry, how and why cloth from the eighteenth century was preserved during the colonial revival, and why eighteenth-century women marked the cloth they made with their names and other details of their lives.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest court in the federal judicial system and has both original and appellate jurisdiction. Historically, the Supreme Court’s most influential role has been through the exercise of judicial review. The court’s power to declare acts of the legislative and executive branches unconstitutional, and therefore null and void, has enabled Supreme Court Justices to act as policy makers.
Title IX is a United States law enacted on June 23, 1972, that states: “No person in the...