For decades, the world's best leprosy treatment was the work of an unknown black chemist - whose work was stolen by her successor.
This working-class Mexican woman once owned a huge chunk of the greater Los Angeles area -- until she was cheated out of the deed.
Humanity's greatest weapon against malaria came from an unlikely source: a secret military program, where a woman worked in obscurity for decades.
“When I started working on Women’s History about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. It was not recognized, people didn’t think that women had a history worth knowing. … For women, looking back to the past has usually been painful because what we would learn would be an absence. We would learn that... Read more »