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Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine

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Shequality Mag

earlymodernmedicine.com - It was common knowledge in early modern England that sexual desire was malleable, and could be increased or decreased by a range of foods – including artichokes, oysters and parsnips. This book arg...

Behind Every Great Man: Tales from the Raw NER Data

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6° of Francis Bacon

sixdegreesoffrancisbacon.com - This is the second in a series of posts on patterns I found while curating Named Entity Recognition (NER) data from the ODNB.  The first, on nine days’ wonders, can be read here. Looking at the NER...

Event Detail

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Chick History

patron.tpac.org - TPAC InsideOut presents: Arts Appetizer: Chicago

“Gender and Generations”: Oral Histories of Colleges and Universities at OHA 2014

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Monica L. Mercado

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - It’s fall break at Bryn Mawr, and I’ve been traveling to share work with colleagues at the Oral History Association’s annual meeting in Madison, Wisconsin. As someone who has been teaching, advisin...

Arabella Chapman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Monica L. Mercado

en.wikipedia.org - Arabella Chapman (1859–1927) was a free African American woman who is best remembered for being the first student to graduate from up-state New York's "Albany School for Educating People of Color,"...

Newton College of the Sacred Heart Yearbooks : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

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Monica L. Mercado

archive.org - Newton College of the Sacred Heart was a women’s college that opened its doors in 1946. The first class graduated in 1950. In 1971, the college founded the Institute of Open Education, which later ...

Revisited Myth # 29: In the colonial era, women secluded themselves indoors during pregnancy.

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Chick History

historymyths.wordpress.com - This persistent falsehood is also trotted out for women in the nineteenth century, the “Victorian” era, but there is little evidence to support the claim in either century.  Poor and middle class w...

Sally Ride Biographer Keynoting Susan B. Anthony Event

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Adv In Preservation

newyorkhistoryblog.org - The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House has announced that its’ keynote speaker for the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon will be Lynn Sherr, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and biogra...

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

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christine kirouac

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 ...

Wikipedia:Meetup:Philadelphia/Bryn Mawr College/American Archives Month - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Monica L. Mercado

en.wikipedia.org - This is the project page for Wikipedia activities at Bryn Mawr College Seven Siblings Wikipedia edit-a-thon for Women's History Month 2014 Sign your name using four Tildes (~) after a bullet point.

The Day (Some) Women Achieved Equality in Canada 

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Rachel Décoste

huffingtonpost.ca - Today, we celebrate the 1929 Persons Case on the anniversary of a ground-breaking case which the Supreme Court of Canada declared women to be "persons" under the law. Well, not all women. October 1...

The Real Amazon Warriors

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Alpha Kitty

newyorker.com - Here’s a story, told by Herodotus, about the fierce female warriors known as Amazons. Many thousands of years ago, a group of Greek raiders ventured into what is now northern Turkey. Travelling acr...

Admiral “Amazing Grace” Hopper, pioneering computer programmer - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - United States Navy Admiral Grace Hopper (1906–1992) was one of the first programmers in the history of computers. Her belief that programming languages should be as easily understood as English was...

Miss Florence Smith, factory manageress at Tate & Lyle - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Researching my book The Sugar Girls, about female workers at Tate & Lyle’s East End sugar and syrup factories in the years during and after the Second World War, I met many remarkable women, and he...

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

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Alpha Kitty

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...

Meerabai the Poet - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - That dark dweller in Braj Is my only refuge. O my companion, worldly comfort is an illusion, As soon you get it, it goes. I have chosen the indestructible for my refuge, Him whom the snake of death...

Orchard House - Home of Little Women: A Documentary by Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House — Kickstarter

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Monica L. Mercado

kickstarter.com - By the time Amos Bronson Alcott purchased the two dilapidated houses which were joined to create "Orchard House" (which Louisa and her mother jokingly called "Apple Slump" due to its signature tilt...

Suzanne Valadon, self-taught artist of Bohemian Paris - Amazing Women In History

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Keri @ AWH

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a successful, self-trained artist of Montmartre in Paris. She began her career modelling for such artists as Toulouse-Lautrec and Renoir, and was close friends with ...

Portrait of Edith Redding (later, Sister Sariel,...

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Monica L. Mercado

jesuitrestoration2014.tumblr.com - Portrait of Edith Redding (later, Sister Sariel, BVM) Enella Benedict (1858-1942) painted this portrait of a young Irish Catholic girl who came to the Jane Addams’ Hull-House settlement on Halsted ...

Young Ladies Sodality Banner Back side Unpacking...

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Monica L. Mercado

jesuitrestoration2014.tumblr.com - Unpacking and hanging the banner today at the Loyola University Museum of Art resolved a question that had been pursued in the original post on the front side of the “Maria Immaculata Banner.” Two ...

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

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Home Fronts

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...

Archaeological dig finds massive slave quarters in Crownsville - capitalgazette.com

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Susanna Ashton

capitalgazette.com - When archaeologists began digging around Rockbridge Academy in May, they expected to find the place where the Comte de Rochambeau camped in September 1781 on the way to Yorktown and the final major...

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...

VITAL SPARK THEATRE COMPANY

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vitalsparktheatre.com - Early 20th century London.  A poor cotton mill worker is best friends with the daughter of a Viceroy of India.  An illiterate cockney housewife is teaching a Canadian university graduate, a young g...

"The Personal Is Political" - Meaning and Origin

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TPSM

womenshistory.about.com - "The personal is political" was a frequently heard feminist rallying cry, especially during the late 1960s and 1970s. The exact origin of the phrase is unknown and sometimes debated. Many second-wa...

The Shoes of an Infanta | Queens in the Middle Ages

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Samantha G.

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...

On Doris Lessing and Not Saying Thank You - The New Yorker

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Madeline DeDe-Panken

newyorker.com - The woman has trouble stepping out of the taxi. She is old, and the taxi sits higher off the ground than she might like. As she stoops to protect her head, the long red scarf that hangs from her ne...

15 Times Rita Hayworth Was A Total Babe (PHOTOS)

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Madeline DeDe-Panken

huffingtonpost.ca - Rita Hayworth: there really is no one quite like the late Hollywood actress, who captivated audiences with her dazzling on-screen presence and her mind-blowing beauty. Often cited as the original b...

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