Women– by the numbers. (SLUG)

American history can seem like a boy's club, from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Edison, from George Washington to George W. Bush. Read many textbooks, and you might get the impression that women cooked, sewed and stayed out of the way.The truth is that American women propelled civil rights movements, were fearsome spies and hatcheted apart saloons to keep America's longest running political movement, temperance, alive. Female leaders are starting to make it into history books, but it was everyday ladies ...

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