Historical research is most often focused on deconstructing stories from the past in order to better understand our current situation. In this way, proper historical research is vital to the continuing improvement of any part of society; whether that is through understanding systems of government or religion, or through understanding cultural and societal norms in the context in which they came to be. Because of the impact historical research can have on our society, it is important to consider biases in both sources and in the researcher themselves when evaluating historical research. The American women’s suffrage movement, and more specifically, the National Women’s Party, provide a perfect case study for examining the way in which researcher and source bias can affect the presentation and understanding of historical events. This paper seeks to answer the question of just how much bias plays into our understanding of historical events using the lens of a women’s history movement.
"Considerations in Historical Research: NWP Strategies – A Case Study,"
Augsburg Honors Review: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://idun.augsburg.edu/honors_review/vol12/iss1/3