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Department Stores: Changing the Fashion Pattern

Department stores such as Lord & Taylor, Macy's, and Woodward & Lothrop played important roles in the relationship between the fashion industry and marketing to the female consumer. They became popular towards the end of the 19th century and turn shopping
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Shop Til’ You Drop

Our culture defines shopping as a feminine pursuit. In our consumer culture women are seen as the primary consumers. But why and how did consumerism and shopping come to be associated with femininity?
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Women's History Costume Ideas

Looking for a women's history inspired Halloween costume? Check out these notable women in history. To learn more about these women, watch the video below.
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Eleanor Roosevelt’s White House Press Conferences

“We had it in the Red Room,” Eleanor Roosevelt told her friend, journalist Lorena Hickok, after the first White House press conference for women reporters, held on March 6, 1933, a mere two days after FDR’s inauguration as president.
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Progressive Era Video

The Progressive Era is characterized by increased concern in child labor laws, food and drug, regulations, political corruption, and worker's welfare.
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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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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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