Women at work on bomber

Palmer, Alfred T, photographer. Women at work on bomber, Douglas Aircraft Company, Long Beach, Calif. United States Long Beach California, 1942. Oct. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2017878909/.

The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program, a speakers bureau devoted to American history, features more than 150 historians who study and speak on American women's experiences.

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Marjorie J. Spruill

Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Although her book Divided We Stand: The Battle over Women's Rights focuses on the 1970s (and more specifically the effects of the 1977 IWY conferences including the National Women’s Conference), a connection to Trump is clear. It actually serves as “deep background” for the most...(Read More)

Danielle L. McGuire

Rosa Parks, the Radical

In popular history, Rosa Parks rarely moves off that seat on the Montgomery city bus making her defiance of segregation a thoroughly southern story. But she spent the next forty years as an engaged activist in Detroit, fighting segregation, police brutality and discrimination in jobs, housing, and...(Read More)

Rosemarie Zagarri

Founding Mothers: How Women Shaped the American Revolution

This talk discusses the legal and political status of women prior to the American Revolution, followed by a discussion of their activities and mobilization in support of the American Revolution. Particular attention is paid to specific women such as Phillis Wheatley, Esther DeBerdt Reed, and the...(Read More)

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