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Maids, Wives and Widows

earlymodernmedicine.com - This is just a quick post to let readers know that Sara has a new book OUT NOW which some of you might find interesting. Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives 1540-1740 has sev...

Preserving Women’s Voices from the Civil Rights and Vietnam Eras

kenwachsberger.wordpress.com - If you plan to attend the “Women’s History in the Digital World 2015” conference at Bryn Mawr College this Thursday and Friday, May 21-22, please plan to attend the panel “Feminist and Lesbian Peri...

Advocacy

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ncwhs.org - The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites (NCWHS), in cooperation with the National Park Service, invites proposals from historians interested in researching and writing a National Histo...

#fbf: Four Bryn Mawr College graduate students at...

greenfieldhwe.tumblr.com - #fbf: Four Bryn Mawr College graduate students at Commencement after receiving their doctorates (1920), via triptych. May 15, 2015 10:24 am 9 notes fbf bryn mawr bryn mawr college college archives ...

Do We Need Wonder Woman?

publicbooks.org - My two-year-old daughter plays on the beach in a tiny red, white, and blue swimsuit, her chest emblazoned with winged yellow Ws that need no explanation. At a glance, the suit appears of a piece wi...

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

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...

New York's 1917 Suffrage Poster - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

biddingforgood.com - New York Suffrage Poster, 1917 "The Woman's Hour Has Struck" announces this patriotic poster from the successful 1917 drive for Votes for Women in New York state. Published by the National Woman Su...

Lola Montez - "Countess for an Hour"

saintssistersandsluts.com - There are contradictions and unknown facts surrounding the fascinating life of Lola Montez. Many of these were generated by Lola herself through two small autobiographies. She also wrote several pe...

Editors’ Choice: Sentiment and Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

digitalhumanitiesnow.org - I’ve been working on an update to the small amount of work I did on the black woman suffrage database to present at Women’s History in the Digital World at the end of this month. Working with twice...

Daphne du Maurier, English writer - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Daphne du Maurier was an English writer, most famous for her novel Rebecca. Other significant works include My Cousin Rachel, The Scapegoat, and The House on the Strand. Several of her stories have...

Review of Fergus Kelly (ed.) Marriage Disputes. A Fragmentary Old Irish Law-Text, Dublin, by Dr. Diane Urquhart, University of Liverpool

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womenshistoryassociation.com -  Marriage Disputes. A Fragmentary Old Irish Law-Text, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies and Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Early Irish Law Series, volume VI, 2014.  Marriage Disputes, based ...

Dolley Payne Todd: Life Before James Madison

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saintssistersandsluts.com - Although Dolley Madison liked to refer to herself as a “Virginian, born and bred”, she was actually born in North Carolina. In 1765, her father, John Payne was admitted to the Cedar Creek meeting, ...

First Ladies Who Worked For Women's Rights Bas Relief Sculpture - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

biddingforgood.com - This bas relief sculture, designed by artist Bill Mack, honors the First Ladies who worked for women's rights.  (Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, Hillary Clinton, Lady Bird Johnson, and Rosalyn Carte...

Comparing Economics: Fannie's Time vs Our Time

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marycronkfarrell.net - With the exception of Romania, no developed country has a higher percentage of kids in poverty than America, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNCF). An article in Forbes Magazine ...

Medieval Motherhood - The Roles of Royal Grandmothers

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e-royalty.com - Most of England’s medieval royal women were mothers. After all, babies were an important part of the unwritten job description. Only a small number of those medieval royal mothers, however, achieve...

The Execution of Anne Boleyn ~ May 19, 1536

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - On May 10th and 11th of 1536, the Grand Juries of Middlesex and Kent had arraigned Queen Anne Boleyn on various charges. These included adultery with Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, Sir Fra...

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

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 —...

"Independence Day of the Future," 1894

biddingforgood.com - Women are shown ringing the bell of equal rights amid fireworks and celebrations in this 16" x 24" glossy print of a center-spread illustration by Charles Jay Taylor from Puck magazine, July 4, 189...

Harriet Tubman Wins Contest To Replace Andrew Jackson On The $20 Bill

washington.cbslocal.com - WASHINGTON (CBS DC) — Harriet Tubman emerged as the winner of a grassroots campaign called “Women on 20s” to replace predominately white, male historical figures currently on America’s currency. Ha...

1920: Maria Bochkareva, Russian Joan of Arc

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executedtoday.com - On this date in 1920, the Cheka shot famed female soldier Maria Bochkareva (or Botchkareva). The “Russian Joan of Arc” was a peasant woman from Novgorod by way of Siberia. She’d been in the workfor...

Harriet Tubman Wins Unofficial Contest To Be On $20 Bill

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npr.org - The Women on 20s campaign, which seeks to put a female face on the $20 bill, has announced a winner: Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave whose ingenuity and courage led other captives to freedom. Tub...

Mary McLeod Bethune - "Genius Knows No Racial Barriers"

saintssistersandsluts.com - In 1904, a young woman with faith in God and a passion for education opened a school in Daytona Florida with $1.50 and five young African-American girls. Over the next fourteen years, the school wo...

Harriet Tubman: 20 Bill Is Short Change

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time.com - When I read that an appeal for Harriet Tubman’s image to grace the front of the U.S. $20 bill would soon land on the Secretary of the Treasury’s desk, I was, to say the least, underwhelmed. Earlier...

Isabelle of Angoulême, Queen of England

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - As we saw with the story of Isabella of Gloucester, King John of England was not a good king or a good husband. His marriage to Isabelle of Angoulême was no exception. Her age at the time of her ma...

Concealed Pregnancy & Newborn Abandonment: A Contemporary Problem

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...

Lakshmi Shankar, Hindustani classical vocalist - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Lakshmi Shankar (born 1926) is a Hindustani classical vocalist of the Patiala Gharana, and is one of the foremost and well-known vocalists of India. She is known for her performances of khyal, thum...

Alaska P. Davidson, the FBI’s first female Special Agent - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - Alaska Packard Davidson (1868–1934) became the first female Special Agent in 1922, at the age of 54. She only served for two years before being asked to resign by newly-appointed Director J. Edgar ...

The Smiths of Glastonbury | Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame

cwhf.org - The extraordinary Smiths of Glastonbury were known for their early advocacy of education, abolition and women’s rights. Born into a prosperous, non-conformist family, the sisters challenged the pre...

Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - “To invent, I draw upon my knowledge, intuition, creativity, experience, common sense, perseverance, flexibility, and hard work.” Stephanie Kwolek is the chemist who invented Kevlar in 1965. She st...

Maria Angela Ardinghelli - Italian Scientist and Translator (1730–1825)

saintssistersandsluts.com - During the time of Laura Bassi and Maria Agnesi, there was another learned woman of mathematics and science. Maria Angela Ardinghelli was well-known during her time, although she has been overlooke...

Loughborough History and Heritage Network | The Future of the Past: Loughborough History and Heritage Community Day

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lboro-history-heritage.org.uk - Refreshments and bar meals will be on sale throughout the event and Sunday lunches available between 12.30 pm and 2 pm in the Burleigh Court Restaurant  (prior booking for Sunday lunches is advised...

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

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...

Enheduanna, ancient high priestess - Amazing Women In History

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amazingwomeninhistory.com - Enheduanna (2285-2250 BCE) was an Akkadian princess as well as High Priestess of the Moon god Nanna. She was one of the earliest women in history whose name is known. She is regarded by literary an...

Women's Museum of Ireland | Articles

womensmuseumofireland.ie - Margaret Gillespie was born in Boyle, Co. Roscommon in 1878 and brought up in a unionist and Methodist household. From an early age, however, she took an interest in the nationalist cause. The olde...

Don't just preserve history at AU, interpret it

greatergreaterwashington.org - With a more creative approach to preservation, American University's plan for its Tenley Campus could produce better urban design and a more compelling presentation of the site's history. AU has ag...

Women’s History in the Digital World 2015: Register now!

greenfield.blogs.brynmawr.edu - Women’s History in the Digital World 2015, the second conference of The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education, will be held on the campus of Bryn Mawr College on ...

May | National Women's History Project

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NWHP.org - May Highlights in US Women’s History May 1, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks becomes the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, named Library of Congress’s Consultant in Poet...

News Articles

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centuryofaction.org - The following women were present at the banquet: La Reine Helen Baker, Mrs. Sarah E. Comerford, Mrs. C Edward Grelle, Mrs. Paree Gibbon Rountree, Mrs. Le Roy Parker, Mrs. W. R. King, Mrs. R. R. Hog...

The Forgotten Story Of Classic Hollywood's First Asian-American Star

buzzfeed.com - The following is a bonus chapter from Anne Helen Petersen’s Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema. You can read previous installments — on e...

Women's History Tour of New York City - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

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biddingforgood.com - Women's History Tour of New York City Award-winning author and educator, Penny Colman, author of 17 women's history books will lead a 2-hour tour of women's historic sites in New York City.  The to...

Madam C. J. Walker, self-made millionaire - Amazing Women In History

amazingwomeninhistory.com - “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the busine...

The Overthrow of Queen Lili‘uokalani

pbslearningmedia.org - On January 16, 1893, four boatloads of armed United States Marines came ashore in Honolulu, capital of the independent Kingdom of Hawai'i. The Queen of Hawai'i, Lili'uokalani, looked down from her ...

Women's History Month - APA Women's Wall of Fame

02e1137.netsolhost.com - Jessica Yu - Film and TV director/writer/producer/editor Yu earned the 1996 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) for her moving film, Breathing Lessons, about the life of Mark O'Brien...

Hune - API Women in U.S. History

sscnet.ucla.edu - Asian American and Pacific Islander American women and their history have undergone a variety of interpretations over time and under the scrutiny of different observers and chroniclers. In my view,...

National Women's History Museum

huffingtonpost.com - There may be a women's history museum on the Washington Mall, if some powerful and generous people have their way. But Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney told me recently, the timing and location have y...

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