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Women in American History

Women lead advancements in science, technology, politics, sports and activism—often fighting against inequity and opposition at every turn.

In this collection, explore films, interviews, articles, image galleries and more for an in-depth look at notable female figures in American history.


  • Annie Oakley poster image Annie Oakley

    Annie Oakley

    As the star attraction of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley thrilled audiences around the world with her shooting feats.

  • Emma Goldman poster image Emma Goldman

    Emma Goldman

    A notorious lecturer, fearless writer, and merciless publisher, Goldman was one of the most controversial women in America.