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Episode 016 The History of Women Seeking the White House – Convention Edition!

inthepastlane.com - This week, as the Democratic National Convention prepares to make history by nominating a woman for the presidency, In The Past Lane takes a close look at women who have sought the nation’s highest...

Congressional panel calls for new Smithsonian museum of women’s history

washingtonpost.com - Commission members, from left, Mary Boies, Marilyn Musgrave, Kathy Wills Wright, Maria Socorro Pesqueira, Emily Rafferty, Bridget Bush, Jane Abraham and Pat Mitchell (Photo by Vincent Ricardel) A w...

The Secret History of Buying and Selling Hair

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smithsonianmag.com - An Ohio woman who goes by the pseudonym Shelly-Rapunzel sold 38 inches of her ankle-length brown hair on BuyandSellHair.com for $1,800. “All money is going to doctor appointments that have to be pa...

America's first birth control clinic

historytoday.com - Margaret Sanger discovered the importance of birth control early in her life. Born in 1879, she was one of 11 children of an impoverished Irish-American family and saw her devout Catholic mother di...

Mary, Queen of Scots

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Many know the story of Mary, Queen of Scots. While telling the story of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scotland I was struck by the similarities between her and her granddaughter, Mary. They both had thr...

Empress Maria Theresa: A Formidable Ruler

sheroesofhistory.wordpress.com - Maria Theresa is perhaps best known as Marie Antoinette‘s formidable mother, but Maria Theresa always kept her focus on her kingdom and was the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominions and the l...

WGBH American Experience . The Rockefellers | PBS

pbs.org - By the early 1900s, John D. Rockefeller, Sr. had finished building his oil empire. For over 30 years, he had applied his uncanny shrewdness, thorough intelligence, and patient vision to the creatio...

‘The Women Who Made New York’: Icons, Trailblazers and Visionaries

nytimes.com - THE WOMEN WHO MADE NEW YORK By Julie Scelfo. Illustrated by Hallie Heald. 335 pp. Seal Press. $24. I started reading “The Women Who Made New York” in October, around the time the presidential race ...

When the rest of the world elected women leaders

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latimes.com - Laura Chinchilla Miranda President of Costa Rica Elected in 2010 at age 51, 3 years in office Endorsed by the previous Costa Rican president, Chinchilla won the 2010 election with a 20-point margin...

Melania Trump Won't Be American's First Foreign-Born First Lady

daily.jstor.org - Melania Trump, who reportedly will not immediately occupy the White House upon her husband’s inauguration, will not be your typical First Lady. But in one sense she is not unique: She’s not the fir...

The Language of Transgender History and Visibility

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backstoryradio.org - From the 1850s to the early 20th century, newspapers wrote sensationalist stories about people who were born female but lived and “passed” as men. When someone’s birth sex was “discovered,” they we...

The Grandmother and the Girl | Australian Women's History Network

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auswhn.org.au - Vera Mackie explores women’s experiences of militarised sexual abuse during the Asia-Pacific War, and the survivors’ campaign for acknowledgement by the Japanese government in the eighth post in th...

These Are The Female Politicians Inspiring The Next Generation Of Women

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huffingtonpost.com - The senator-elect from Illinois has experience in the House of Representatives, in addition to experience in the military. Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, lost both of her legs and damaged her righ...

Bessie Coleman, Fearless Aviator Breaking Barriers

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) was the first African-American woman to become a licensed airplane pilot. She persevered through discrimination and danger in order to fly in the early days of aviation. ...

Women by State & Territory

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herhatwasinthering.org - Women by State & Territory: Michigan While women in some western states were the first to gain full suffrage and electoral rights on equal terms with men, women in 40 states and territories across ...

Victorian Vaudeville – Tripping the Light Fantastic

blogs.bl.uk - Come with me into the world of Victorian Vaudeville.  Let me tell you the story of a poor London girl who achieved her dream of becoming a successful dancer, and then died. Eugenie Makepeace – publ...

Book reviews

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womenshistoryassociation.com - The Women’s History Association of Ireland is dedicated to reviewing the newest literature in the area of women’s history and Irish history. In 2014 we launched a new book review section which appe...

An All-Female Coup in a Tiny Oregon Town, 100 Years Later

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time.com - Newspapers called it the “Petticoat Revolution,” dismissing the politically ambitious women of Umatilla, Ore., as nothing more than an oddity. But the coup they staged on Dec. 5, 1916—exactly 100 y...

Silence = Death: It’s Time to Teach AIDS History

historians.org - The majority of undergraduates who started college this fall have never known a world without AIDS, or a world in which being HIV positive was not a chronic but manageable medical condition. Many o...

Chick History

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