International Women's Day, Abstract

What Were the Origins of International Women's Day, 1886-1920?


      International Women's Day originated in the first decade of the twentieth century, building on traditions drawn from the eight-hour and woman's suffrage movements in the United States as well as the organizing activities of the Socialist Party in the United States and the Second International in Europe. The documents brought together in this project permit readers to explore the interplay of different national traditions at the turn of the twentieth century.

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