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Celebrating 4 Unsung Heroines for Women’s History Month

Many of us know the names of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Harriet Tubman, but there are countless other women who have played significant roles in advancing women’s rights and social status throughout history.

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5 Unsung Leaders in Black History

Black history is filled with heroes who have overcome unspeakable obstacles in the fight for racial equality, civil rights, and social justice. Every day, yet especially this month, these leaders serve as inspiration for ongoing struggles.

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Death in a Diorama: The Work of Frances Glessner Lee

In the 1940s, Frances Glessner Lee built 20 dioramas of real crime scenes. Called her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, they were used to teach the science of crime scene investigation.

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Why the ERA Is TBD

Join us as we use the extensive resources within HeinOnline, including our Women and the Law (Peggy) database, to explore the history of the ERA and where it stands today—just in time for Women’s History Month.

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7 Milestone Moments in the Fight for Women’s Rights

March is Women’s History Month, but the fight for gender equality in the United States is ongoing. While we continue to work towards a more equitable future, it’s the perfect time to review some milestone moments in the women’s rights movement.

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A Decent Proposal: Marriage in Regency England

While Netflix Bridgerton certainly sensationalizes the past, its central world—the social season—was very real. Just as the first season focuses on eldest daughter Daphne coming out into society, so too will this post focus on how society’s rules and laws around marriage affected women.

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12 Female Firsts from American History for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month has been observed since the 1980s as a way to highlight the contributions of women to society over the years. Let’s do just that with HeinOnline’s Women and the Law database by taking a look at some of the most notable “female firsts” in U.S. history.