Documenting Labor in American History

This weekend, Americans will enjoy an extra day off as the nation observes Labor Day.…

Remembering Seneca Falls

[caption id="attachment_40295" align="alignleft" width="294"] Report of the Woman's Rights Convention, held at Seneca Falls, New…

Documents and Debates: Reconstructing the South

South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union when a convention in…

Presenting U.S. History in the words of those who ARGUED it!

My high school American history students loved class debates. Their parents told me it was…

Female Education in the Early Republic

Although May and June are often seen as  the "end" of the school year in…

1688: The Germantown Quakers Protest Slavery

While the seventeenth century is in the news again this week thanks to the 1619…

Happy 200th, Susan B. Anthony!

This Saturday, February 15, 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of woman's rights advocate Susan B…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Moral Reformers

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

The League of Nations Begins, the United States Abstaining

One hundred years ago this month, forty-one nations became founding members of the League of…

Booker T. Washington’s Christmas Story

In “The Problem of the South” (July 11, 1900), Booker T. Washington uses a folksy…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Abolitionists

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The Early Republic

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

Women’s Rights & Roles: The American Revolution

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

Documents Related to Labor, Servitude and Slavery in Early America

In a post earlier this week, we marked the 400th anniversary of the arrival of…

Women’s Rights & Roles: Colonial America

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women…

The Atomic Bombs in the Context of World War II

On 6 August 1945, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets, dropped…