Women’s History in Story Form

Womens memoirs

When I started working on women’s history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing.     Gerda Lerner, Women and History

Celebrate Women’s History! Read histories of women through the eyes of 17 strong women, in these enduring and moving memoirs.The Personal Is Political
Since women rarely held leadership positions and until recently had only a marginal influence on politics, the new history, with its emphasis on the sociological and the ordinary, is an ideal vehicle for presenting women’s history. The new history is presented here in story form, passed from woman to woman. Read these histories in women’s own words.