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Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady, League Leader, Pioneer

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Sarah Jane Glynn

lwv.org - This post is part of “Celebrating Women: Past, Present & Future,” the League’s series honoring Women’s History Month. “I’ve always found that the best workers in a political party frequently are gr...

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce : AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

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Ellen

aauw.org - Sometimes a story plays out just as we envision it might in a Hollywood film: “From trying beginnings, young girl pushes out of poor circumstances on wits alone to become key member of cabinet in U...

Margaret Roper, Daughter of Sir Thomas More « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - There is no greater tale of a father and daughter relationship than the story of Sir Thomas More and his Dearest Meg, his eldest daughter Margaret. Thomas More was living in his home called The Bar...

6 Women from US History We Could Be Celebrating Instead of Columbus

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Fem2pt0

hercampus.com - This Monday marks the 77th Anniversary of Columbus Day, the day the United States commemorates Christopher Columbus for landing in the New World in 1492. For most of us, this holiday just means an ...

Welcome to the Franciscan Women Internet Database

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TeachingWomen'sHist

franwomen.sbu.edu - This web database aims at providing in-depth information on Poor Clares, female Franciscan Tertiaries and aligned groups from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries. More... For a quick se...

Fund it :: Modern Wife, Modern Life Exhibition

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Joanne Bailey

fundit.ie - Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Organised by Ciara Meehan, it will be held...

Buffalo Calf Road, Heroic Cheyenne Warrior Woman - Amazing Women In History

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Jennifer Carey

amazingwomeninhistory.com - The remarkable story of a young Cheyenne warrior woman in her early twenties, Buffalo Calf Road, spans a period of 3 years from 1876 until her death in 1879. During this time the Cheyenne were caug...

Cardiff University - Funding and Scholarship Search

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Garthine Walker

courses.cardiff.ac.uk - Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology & Religion is pleased to announce a three-year PhD studentship in early modern history.  The start date of the studentship is 1 January 2015. Thi...

Ow.ly - Women's Committee workshop flier 2014 (1).doc uploaded by @WHAIreland

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Sarah Crook

ow.ly - Flag Document WHAIreland Posted 2014-10-08 11:53:25 Tweet a comment: (Note: This will post to your Twitter account as a reply to @WHAIreland) Sign in to attach an image or document to your comment

Mary, Queen of Scots « The Freelance History Writer

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Susan Abernethy

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...

Organizational Members

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Frances Willard

ncwhs.org - Frances Willard, a long-time resident of Evanston, Illinois, was one of the most prominent social reformers of the 19th century and arguably one of the generating influences in America’s long histo...

Professor of History at Manchester Metropolitan University

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Caroline Magennis

jobs.ac.uk - You will be expected to provide strategic leadership, lead a research programme, lead and support knowledge exchange activities and contribute to the teaching and management agenda of your Departme...

Fanny Blankers-Koen, wife, mother, and four-time Olympic gold medalist - Amazing Women In History

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Alan Sizzler Kistler

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918–2004) was a Dutch Olympic athlete known as the Flying Housewife. In the 1948 Olympics in London, the 30-year-old mother of two won four gold medals and set world records —...

Fund it :: Project Activity

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Andrea Thomson

fundit.ie - Born and raised in Dublin, I graduated from UCD with a BA in 2003 and a PhD in 2007, and subsequently joined the academic staff. In August 2013, I moved to the University of Hertfordshire where I a...

Caroline Maria Hewins | Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

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CTWomen'sHallofFame

cwhf.org - Caroline Maria Hewins, Hartford’s “First Lady of the Library,” was born in Roxbury, Mass., and was the oldest of nine children. She was educated at home and at private schools before attending the ...

Top 5 Historical Halloween Costume Ideas for Women - Women'sHistory.Answers.com

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Wikipatia

womenshistory.answers.com - Marie Antoinette was born Archduchess of Austria and served as the Queen of France from 1774 to 1792 as the wife of King Louis XVI. She became famous as a symbol of the excesses of royalty, and has...

Maritime Lecture Series: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude : Events : What's on : RMG

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Megan Toogood

rmg.co.uk - Discover the lesser known characters of the Longitude story; engage with the more bizarre submissions to the Board of Longitude; and get up close and personal with some special objects from the Mus...

Anna Parnell Travel Prize 2013 | Women's History Association of Ireland

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Sophie Cooper

womenshistoryassociation.com - Report of Dr Paul Huddie, winner of the 2013 Anna Parnell Travel Prize. The Annual Conference of the WHAI’s peer organisation in Britain – the Women’s History Network – was held this year at the Un...

One Woman’s Experience of the American Feminist Women’s Health Movement

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Sarah Crook

perceptionsofpregnancy.com - The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and...

Wikipedia:Meetup/Northeastern OAMass14 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tad Suiter

en.wikipedia.org - Interested in the history of activism? Want to learn some basics of creating new Wikipedia articles? Join us to increase Wikipedia's coverage of people, places, events, and organizations important ...

Ella Baker, civil & human rights activist - Amazing Women In History

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Christine Sitzes

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Ella Josephine Baker (1903–1986) was an African American civil rights and human rights activist whose career spanned over five decades. Ella worked with some of the most famous civil rights leaders...

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Non-Combatants WW1

historyandpolicy.org - Saturday 15 November 2014, 11am-1pm, Council Room, Strand Campus, King’s College London From the autumn of 1914 London’s workers were thrust into an unprecedented boom economy that changed a chroni...

Talk:Women in the California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Rhea Brooke

en.wikipedia.org - If you'd like a couple of format suggestions ... the <ref> goes snug up against the punctuation mark - like this with no space between the punctuation mark and the <ref> Also, there wouldn't be squ...

Letter from Perkin Warbeck to His Future Wife, Lady Katherine Gordon « The Freelance History Writer

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Samantha G.

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - There is a letter, preserved in the Calendar of State Papers in Spain (Volume 1, pgs. 78-79) which was purportedly written by Perkin Warbeck to his future wife, Lady Katherine Gordon. It was most l...

The Shoes of an Infanta | Queens in the Middle Ages

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Susan Abernethy

theresaearenfight.com - I’m working on a project about Catherine of Aragon and keep coming back to one question: Why are so few people interested in her? Yes, there are plenty of biographies and I’ve read them all, both s...

Dolores Huerta | Dolores Huerta Foundation

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Womens History Sites

doloreshuerta.org - Dolores Clara Fernandez was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, a small mining town in the mountains of northern New Mexico. Her father Juan Ferånández, a farm worker and miner by trade, was a union ...

Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “Carmen Amaya is hail on a windowpane, a swallow’s cry, a black cigar smoked by a dreamer, thunderous applause; when she and her family sweep into town, they cause ugliness, torpor and gloom to eva...

It’s Ada Lovelace Day, So Here’s A Brief History Of Her EXTREME RADNESS

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Danine Spencer

themarysue.com - Hey ladies, next time some troll gets in your internet-face and tries to be like LOL GIRLS JUST LIKE COMPUTERS FOR ATTENTION or WOMEN DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE UGH or anything equally ridiculous, I wa...

Elizabeth Yates, the British Empire’s first female mayor - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Elizabeth Yates (1845–1918) was the mayor of Onehunga in New Zealand in 1894, just two months after women gained the right to vote in New Zealand. This made her the first woman to be a mayor anywhe...

Ana Nzinga Mbande, fearless African queen - Amazing Women In History

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Patricia Leboeuf

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Queen Nzinga Mbande was a ruthless and powerful 17th century African ruler of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms (modern-day Angola). Nzinga fearlessly and cleverly fought for the freedom and stature ...

"On Equal Terms": Educating Women at the University of Chicago

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Monica L. Mercado

lib.uchicago.edu - The University of Chicago's original articles of incorporation, crafted in 1892, state that the institution will "provide, impart, and furnish opportunities for all departments of higher education ...

Sybil Ludington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Alexi Baker

en.wikipedia.org - Sybil Ludington (April 5, 1761 – February 26, 1839) was a heroine of the American Revolutionary War who is famous for her night ride on April 26, 1777 to alert American colonial forces to the appro...

Women’s magazines sowed the seed of feminism in Ireland

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John O'Dwyer

thejournal.ie - FOR PEOPLE UNDER the age of 65, the 1960s exists in the realm of folklore as a collection of icons and events that defined an era of social change and advancement. A new exhibition next summer will...

H-Net Job Guide

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HSS GECC

h-net.org - Assistant Professor of Women's Studies, specializing in Queer/Trans Studies; and/or Women and Health, Science and/or Technology; and/or Women and Violence The Department of Women’s Studies at Kansa...

The prisoners' hidden life, or, Insane asylums unveiled : as demonstrated by the report of the Investigating committee of the legislature of Illinois, together with Mrs. Packard's coadjutors' testimony (1868) (Digitized Book of the Week)

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Jane Hamlett

library.illinois.edu - http://hdl.handle.net/10111/UIUCOCA:prisonershidden00pack View the Flip Book One hundred and forty-seven years ago today, on June 18, 1860, Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard was committed to the Jacks...

Gay Allis Rose Clifford, poet & scholar

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Gay Allis Rose Clifford (1943-1998) was a poet and a literary theorist whose most influential piece, Transformations of Allegory, has been cited by over a hundred subsequent works and is still a ma...

The Mad Monarchist: Consort Profile: Empress Maria Theresa of Austria

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Susan Abernethy

madmonarchist.blogspot.com - Consort Profile: Empress Maria Theresa of Austria One of my favorite royal figures, and a reigning monarch in all but name, was the Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa of Austria. During a time when E...

Fannie Sperry Steele, award-winning rodeo performer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Fannie Sperry Steele (1887-1983), born Fannie Sperry, was an award-winning bronc rider and rodeo performer from Montana, one of the first women inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the first M...

Night of Terror Campus Campaign

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TPSM

smore.com - The suffrage women shown above are not famous. They silently protested in front of the White House in 1917 and were taken to the Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, Va., where they endured horrendous con...

Transforming Pregnancy Since 1900

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WHAI

perceptionsofpregnancy.com - The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and...

Art Museum at the University of Memphis :: What I Kept :: University of Memphis

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U of M Libraries

memphis.edu - Initially, as I would caress these pebbles in my palm it was just home that I saw. Images of an Asian world, the continent I had been raised where I could connect with my ancestors.  But over the y...

Master’s Scholarships in History 2015 / 2016 - Central European University - jobs.ac.uk

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WHAI

jobs.ac.uk - Central European University graduate students and faculty from around the world come together in Budapest to engage in interdisciplinary education, pursue advanced scholarship, and address some of ...

U.S. Women's Suffrage - Timeline of Events

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TPSM

womenshistory.about.com - Women's Suffrage Time Line Events in the History of Woman Suffrage

Let’s Get Down to Business: 7 Things You Should Know About the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association

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TPSM

suffragistmemorial.wordpress.com - 1.  The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association (TPSMA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 2.  TPSMA is administered by a volunteer Board of D...

New Delhi's Only Female Three-Wheeled Taxi Driver - The Epoch Times

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India Peacock Travel

theepochtimes.com - NEW DELHI— Married at 14 to a man almost twice her age, beaten almost to death within a year of their marriage, and then abandoned as a mother at 15, Sunita Choudhary is now an empowered women’s ri...

Trieu Thi Trinh, the Vietnamese Joan of Arc - Amazing Women In History

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Scott Hebden

amazingwomeninhistory.com - In the year 43, Vietnam came under the rule of the Chinese Han dynasty. This foreign domination was to last for hundreds of years, with the Chinese campaigning to “civilize” and assimilate the nati...

9 Female Warriors Who Made Their Mark On History

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Pandora's Blog

mentalfloss.com - They were mothers, sisters, daughters, and wives. But above all these women were warriors. All across time, and all around the globe, they brandished swords and guns, fought battles, and faced off ...

Sayyida al Hurra, Islamic pirate queen - Amazing Women In History

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Slow Pete the Pirate

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Sayyida al Hurra was a 16th-century pirate queen. Though Islamic records of the time are strangely silent about her, she was a powerful force of the time and an equal ally of the famous pirate Barb...

VIDEO: Five skeletons uncovered during big dig near Roman Villa (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Ale.V.

bournemouthecho.co.uk - ARCHAEOLOGISTS from Bournemouth have uncovered ancient burials during a dig near a Roman villa in north Dorset. Staff and students from Bournemouth University unearthed five skeletons near a Roman ...

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