Women’s History

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do something I can do" - Helen Keller

Women's history is full of amazing stories of both ordinary and extraordinary people. Instead of revealing a singular "womanhood," women's history makes the diversity of the American experience more visible. While women often faced social constraints and could be restricted by conventional ideas about gender roles, the realities of women's lives have never been neatly confined to the "domestic" spaces of the home. They have been active participants in American society—as political activists, intellectuals, innovators, entrepreneurs, laborers, and educators.

Last updated: December 10, 2018