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womens history



  • Continuing to Reshape Women’s History: The Ongoing Story of Nontraditional Women Historians

    by Julie Gallagher and Barbara Winslow

    The editors of a collection of essays by non-traditional women historians celebrate the impact of the Catherine Prelinger Award (of the Coordinating Council for Women in History), which aided the scholarship published in their book and is supporting a new generation of women historians expanding the scope of the field to address race, disability, indigeneity, and mass incarceration (among other issues).



  • The Mrs. Files

    The honorific "Mrs." has a complex history reflecting changing social values and gender roles.   



  • Flight Status

    by Sarah Rose

    During the Vietnam War, the women who served on special Pan Am flights flew into a war zone to transport soldiers. Why has their role been forgotten?



  • 'Mrs. America' Makes the Case for Messy History

    In allowing various perspectives to shine through, "Mrs. America" takes a piece of the past that, through the work of time, has been smoothed of its rough edges and grants it complexity.