Women’s Voices: Religion in American History and Politics

While women have historically made up an overwhelming percentage of America's religious practitioners, their roles…

My Call to Preach the Gospel

Source: Jarena Lee, Religious Experience (Philadelphia: 1849). Between four and five years after my sanctification,[1]…

Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality: The Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build

Source: Meditations from the Pen of Mrs. Maria W. Stewart (Washington, D. C., 1879). We…

A Brand Plucked from the Fire

Source: Julia A. J. Foote, A Brand Plucked from the Fire (Cleveland, W. F. Schneider:…

The Heavenly Vision

Source: Susan B. Anthony, The History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. IV 1883–1900 (Indianapolis, 1902), 128–133.…

Holiness Camp Meetings

Source: Hannah Whitall Smith, My Spiritual Autobiography or How I Discovered the Unselfishness of God…

The ‘Do Everything’ Policy

Source: Frances Willard, Address before the Second Biennial Convention of the World's Woman's Christian Temperance…

We’re On Our Way

Source: Fannie Lou Hamer, “We’re On Our Way,” Speech before a mass meeting held at…

Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate

Source: [Amy Eilberg], “Exploring the Link between Womanhood and the Rabbinate: Lilith Interviews the First…

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality

Source: The Elisabeth Elliott Newsletter, November/December 1990. Men, Women, and Biblical Equality A few months…

Citizenship and Faith

Source: Amina Wadud, “Citizenship and Faith,” in Woman and Citizenship, Marilyn Friedman, ed. (New York:…

One Day Seminar: Trailblazers and Torchbearers: Women in American History, hosted by Iowa CSS (Des Moines, IA)

Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

Source: McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points…

“Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?”

Source: “Do You Want Your Wife to Work After the War?” G. I. Roundtable Series,…

Questions and Answers About the WAAC

Source: United States Army Women’s Auxiliary Corps, “73 Questions and Answers About the WAAC,” World…

Speech Introducing the Equal Rights Amendment

Congressional Record, May 21, 1969, Extensions of Remarks E4165-6. Available from Duke University Digital Repository.…

The Need for the Equal Rights Amendment

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “The Need for the Equal Rights Amendment,” American Bar Association Journal, 59…

Address to the League of Women Voters, Wheeling, West Virginia

McCarthy spoke from a prepared text, but he apparently deviated from it at points and…

ERA Defeated in Florida

Political cartoon showing the Florida Senate result of ERA vote. 1982. Black & white photoprint,…

Anti-ERA Demonstration

Anti-ERA Demonstration, 1975. Black & white photonegative, 8 x 10 in. State Archives of Florida,…

“The Home Life of the Indian”

The Indian’s Friend, A Monthly Published by the Women’s National Indian Association, Vol. IV, Philadelphia,…

Documents and Debates in American History and Government: Vol. 2, 1865-2009

This collection of documents presents American history from 1865 to 2009 as a series of…

Appeal to the Christian Women of the South

Angelina Grimké, Appeal to Christian Women of the South (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836).…

The Laboring Classes

Orestes Bronson, The Laboring Classes: An Article from the Boston Quarterly Review, (Boston: Benjamin H.…

Massachusetts Lawmakers Investigate Working Conditions in Lowell

Massachusetts House Document no. 50, March, l845, reprinted in John Commons, ed., A Documentary History…

Time Table for Lowell Mills

[caption id="attachment_24251" align="alignleft" width="806"] Time table of the Lowell mills, to take effect on and…

“Song of the Spinners” from the Lowell Offering

Lowell Offering, April 1841 (Lowell, Mass.: Printed by A. Watson), p. 32. Courtesy American Antiquarian…

Correspondence between John Adams, Abigail Adams and James Sullivan on Representation

Abigail Adams to John Adams, March 31, 1776, Founders Online, National Archives, J. Adams to…

Passengers Bound for New England

Source: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 25, 1871, pp. 13-15. Bound for New England.…

Solitude of Self

Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee: We have been speaking before Committees of the…

Address to the Legislature of New York

To the Legislature of the State of New York: "The thinking minds of all nations…

Roe v. Wade

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas…

Ain’t I a Woman?

I want to say a few words about this matter. I am a woman's rights.…

Address Delivered at Seneca Falls

I should feel exceedingly diffident to appear before you at this time, having never before…

Declaration of Sentiments

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one portion of the…

An Occasional Letter On The Female Sex

O Woman! lovely Woman! Nature made thee to temper man, We had been Brutes without…

State of the Union Address (1918)

GENTLEMEN OF THE CONGRESS: The year that has elapsed since I last stood before you…

State of the Union Address (2002)

Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow…

Progressive Party Platform of 1912

The conscience of the people, in a time of grave national problems, has called into…

Temperance Address

Although the Temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years, it is apparent to…

Civil Rights Act of 1991

An Act to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal…

The Speech of Miss Polly Baker

The SPEECH of Miss Polly Baker, before a Court of Judicature, at Connecticut in New…

Old Mistresses Apologue

My dear Friend, I know of no Medicine fit to diminish the violent natural Inclinations…

Letter to Marquis de Chastellux

My dear Marquis: In reading your very friendly and acceptable letter of 21st. December 1787,…

Letter to John Adams

I wish you would ever write me a letter half as long as I write…

On Liberty

I suppose something may be expected from me upon this charge that is befallen me,…