Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories

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Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories

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Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories
The course Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories is an online class provided by Harvard University through edX. The skill level of the course is Introductory. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn how American women created, confronted, and embraced change in the 20th century while exploring ten objects from Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library.
Course description
As we approach the centennial of the passage of women’s suffrage in 1920, there has been a recent burst of activism among American women. Women are running for political office in record numbers. Women are organizing and taking to the streets to demand change. Women are grappling with inclusion and intersectionality.While some of this activity may have been a response to the 2016 presidential elections, its roots lie deep in 20th-century history — a history richly preserved in Harvard’s Schlesinger Library building on the library’s 75th Anniversary Exhibit. This course exemplifies the importance of archives in the making of history. Professors Laurel Ulrich and Jane Kamensky, along with colleagues from across Harvard University and beyond, show how women in the 20th-century United States pushed boundaries, fought for new rights, and challenged contemporary notions of what women could and should do. Through the exploration of ten iconic objects from the Schlesinger collection, they demonstrate how women created change by embracing education, adopting new technologies, and creating innovative works of art; pushing against discrimination and stepping into new roles in public and in private.

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Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories

Course Topic

History, Humanities, Social Sciences

University, College, Institution

Harvard University

Course Skill Level

Introductory

Course Language

English

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Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

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Certificate

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Women Making History: Ten Objects, Many Stories

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Topic: History, Humanities, Social Sciences
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