History Stories
CATEGORY: Women's History
What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

Every Event Has an Echo from the Past
December 15, 2017

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Chinese Exclusion Act, a look at which historical events set the context for 2017's big moments. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More

How 19th-Century Women Used Department Stores to Gain Their Freedom
November 22, 2017

And ditch their chaperones. Read More

The Curious History of Leftovers
November 21, 2017

People were once ridiculed for eating leftovers. Read More

For the First Time, Central Park Will Honor Real-Life Women
November 8, 2017

But are Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton the right honorees? Read More

History’s Biggest Common Sense Moments
November 3, 2017

Experts discuss 11 times history could have gone off the rails...but didn't. Read More

Early 1900s Women Had an Ingenious Method for Fending Off Gropers
November 1, 2017

“No man, however courageous he may be, likes to face a resolute woman with a hatpin in her hand.” Read More

Decades Before They Had the Vote, Women Launched Their Own Stock Exchange
October 24, 2017

Critics tried to dissuade the public from investing money with the female stockbrokers. Read More

The Scandalous Sex Parties That Made Americans Hate Flappers
October 20, 2017

“Petting parties” added some steam to Jazz-Age soirees. Read More