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January 20, 2014

 

A Shifting Role On The Civil War Homefront

Women on the Civil War home front spent the war years occupied with matters outside the boundaries of what was then considered “women’s work”.

March 18, 2013

 

Judge Loretta Rush is introduce as the new Supreme Court judge in 2012 in Indianapolis.

A Woman’s Judgment

Although Ohio elected a woman to its supreme court in 1922, it was not until 1995 that Indiana would see a woman sitting on its highest state court.

March 12, 2012

 

Lillian J. B. Thomas (Fox)

Above And Beyond: Lillian Thomas Fox & Beulah Wright Porter

The founders of the Women's Improvement Club navigated a strictly segregated society to save countless lives during the TB epidemic a century ago.

March 5, 2012

 

Helen Gougar

Helen Gougar: Foot Soldier For Suffrage

Gougar was converted to the cause of women's suffrage by the issue of domestic violence, which she hoped to be able to "vote away".

October 31, 2011

 

ERA activists

A Woman’s Bid For The Highest Post

In 1984, Virginia Dill McCarty became the first Hoosier woman to run for governor.But it was not Virginia Dill McCarty’s first “first.”

August 22, 2011

 

jollification

A Public ‘Jollification’: The 1859 Women’s Rights Petition

The crowd petitioning the legislature for women’s rights was ridiculed in the press as a “field of crinoline” and a “surging mass of pantaloons.”

April 25, 2011

 

Blanche Stuart Scott, plane, edit

Tomboy Of The Air

Before taking to the skies, Blanche Stuart Scott was renowned as the first woman to drive an automobile from coast to coast.

March 10, 2008

 

Mary Ritter Beard

A feminist who eventually opposed the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, Mary Ritter Beard was nonetheless a pioneering scholar and proponent of women’s history. The texts she co-authored with her husband, not to mention fifteen titles of her own, made significant strides in incorporating cultural, social and economic trends into the popular interpretation of American history.

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