Annie Oakley made her name at a time when some women were chafing at societal restrictions, from social conventions limiting their dress to laws that did not allow them to vote. In the midst of this emerging feminist consciousness, Oakley made her mark in a male-dominated sport, insisting that women could shoot as well as men and repeatedly beating male opponents to prove her point.
Annie rejected the attitude that shooting was inappropriate for women -- when she overheard one woman say, "My, how I wish I were a man so that I could shoot," Oakley promptly took her to a nearby firing range and soon had the novice hitting a bull's eye.
On the other hand, Annie said that her "highest ambition" was "to be considered a lady." She was a social conservative who eschewed revealing costumes on stage and rejected the idea of women's suffrage. "I don't like bloomers or bloomer women," she declared.
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The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
Three years before the Gold Rush, 87 pioneers took a shortcut westward to California, only to get caught in the snows of the Sierra Nevada.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Between 1854 and 1929 more than 100,000 abused or orphaned children were sent by train to the Midwest to begin new lives in foster families.
A historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in what was one of the nation’s most viciously racist, segregated states.
A look at five real-life "Rosies," the reality of working in defense plants during World War II and then having to give up those jobs for returning GIs.
The unbounded optimism of the Jazz Age and the shocking consequences when reality finally hit on October 29th, 1929.