Women, War, and Peace

Women, War & Peace is a five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties.

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National Women's History Museum

In Clandestine Spies in American History, meet the dedicated “shadow warriors” who went undercover to preserve our national security.

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American Experience: "Triangle Fire"

PBS's American Experience series highlights the deadliest workplace accident in New York City’s history. A dropped match on the 8th floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory sparked a fire that killed over a hundred innocent people trapped inside and spurred calls for workplace reform.

Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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Congress makes “Star Spangled Banner” official national anthem

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz forced to give up her writing

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Abolitionist Frederick Douglass dies

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American painter Grant Wood born

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The Meaning of America: A New Approach to Civic Education

Over the course of this year, EDSITEment will be showcasing a series of innovative lessons which use classic American short stories to teach civics. We asked the editors of this new curriculum to introduce the project.

A female B-17 pilot

Women's History Month

Throughout our history women have made valuable contributions during wartime both in the civilian and military realm.