Category Archives: women’s history

Tonight, former U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will throw down political style as she officially kicks off her bid for the White House. The speech will cap twenty-five years in a national spotlight that at various times lit Clinton in order … Continue reading

Well, less than 100 years after women won the right to vote, one of them is running for the White as the nominee of a major political party. Tonight, Hillary Clinton will accept the nomination for one of the world’s most … Continue reading

Lizzie Andrew Borden stood trial in New Bedford, Massachusetts, for the ax murders of her father and stepmother. This first of many American trials of the century began on June 5, 1893. Lurid details included allegations of poison and rotten mutton, an … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press offers its congratulations to author Deepti Misri. Her recent UIP release Beyond Partition: Gender, Violence, and Representation in Postcolonial India received the 2016 Eugene M. Kayden Book Award in Literary Studies from the University of … Continue reading

I wouldn’t try being a mom for a million bucks. I’m not just talking about all the surgery it would require. Fatherhood is definitely its own cross to bear, don’t get me wrong. There’s a reason men die at a … Continue reading

In future years, when the 2010s become a matter of nostalgia and the “What were they thinking?”-related wonder enjoyed by every generation, people will laugh about the neckbeards, and the adult coloring books, and Dubsmash. When it comes to the … Continue reading

If you are headed to the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island during April 7-9 there are a few things you’ll want to be on the lookout for courtesy of your friends at UIP. 1) Given … Continue reading

Ann Dumville and her daughters Jemima, Hephzibah, and Elizabeth were not history makers in the way we traditionally think of such figures. None of these women held high political office nor stood firsthand as a participant in a pivotal moment … Continue reading

Fifty years after the widespread release of the birth control pill, family planning remains a political and social hot potato. The future scrum for the White House will no doubt offer condemnations of Planned Parenthood and promises of a woman’s … Continue reading

Google has chosen musician-genius Clara Rockmore (left in the photo) for today’s doodle. Rockmore was a master of the theremin, that haunting/creepy sound-maker that entered our consciousness (on many levels, maybe) through 1950s science fiction films, “Good Vibrations,” and twentieth-century electronica, and by inspiring the … Continue reading