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Why are So Many Teachers Women?

Colleges began to admit women in the early 19th century. But, they encouraged them to major in teaching. More than 150 years later, women still earn the majority of teaching degrees.
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Lady Hell Cats

Prior to World War I, if a woman wanted to join the military, she would have to join as a nurse or disguise her sex.
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Mythbusting the Founding Mothers

We all can picture the Founding Fathers, gathered in Independence Hall in Philadelphia, debating what to do about tyrannical Britain, and finally signing their names onto the Declaration of Independence. But what about the Founding Mothers?
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Jackie Mitchell and the Bloomer Girls

While baseball is largely a male dominated sport today, the first team at any level to be paid to play baseball was an all-female African American team, the Philadelphia Dolly Vardens.
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