Women’s History as it Happened, in the News

It’s Women’s History Month; thus an appropriate time to reflect on women in history as seen in  newspapers. Chronicling America‘s newspapers from 1836-1922 help capture an integral period of time in the women’s history: here we see the growing effort for suffrage and equal rights, the passage of the 19th Amendment, and the emergence of such pioneering women as Clara Barton, Susan B. Anthony, Dorothy Dix, and so many more.

The Topics page on Chronicling America contains a number of intriguing women’s history topics, from developments in women’s sporting fashion to Clara Barton’s founding of the American Red Cross; see them below:

“Miss Jennie Durkee, the original bloomer girl” -Middlebury Register, April 2, 1897

Happy searching!

To learn more specifically about Vermont women in history, visit the Vermont Historical Society’s “Vermont Women in History” database.