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A Short History of the Tomboy

theatlantic.com - The tomboy conjures an image of a girl in overalls and baseball hats, wearing short hair and nondescript shoes. She probably isn’t into Barbie. When the term “tomboy” first appeared, in the mid-16t...

The Women Of Charter 77 And The New Dissenters

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rferl.org - On January 7, 1977, a short and humble text appeared in the pages of some of the largest Western newspapers, including The New York Times and Le Monde. Written in Prague, Czechoslovakia a few days ...

Grace Under Fire - Stew Ross Discovers

stewross.com - From the 2016 edition of Merriam-Webster:  a woman who has sex with rich or important men in exchange for money : a prostitute who has sex with wealthy and powerful men. Allow me to introduce you t...

Lucy Stanton, Educator and Abolitionist, Was the First African American Woman to Graduate from College

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saintssistersandsluts.com - On August 27, 1850, Lucy Stanton proclaimed the coming day when slavery would be abolished and encouraged the women at her commencement exercises at Oberlin College to be on the right side of histo...

Letter from Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Wales, to Her Father, Ferdinand II of Aragon, 1505

thefreelancehistorywriter.com - Many years ago, when I first began studying Tudor history, I read the masterful biography of Catherine of Aragon by Garrett Mattingly which was first published in 1941. I can vividly remember him d...

The Turn-of-the-Century Lesbians Who Founded The Field of Home Ec

daily.jstor.org - When you imagine lesbianism during the early 20th century, it’s easy to envision closeted relationships and whispered conversations. But examples from the past challenge those stereotypes. Take Flo...

Best New Articles from December 2016

unwrittenhistories.com - Because, let’s face it – who has time to catch up on all the journal articles published in Canadian history? Welcome back to the Best New Articles series, where each month, I post a list of my favo...

We Can Do Better Than the Suffragists

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nursingclio.org - How many references to suffragists have you seen in the news lately? In April, the US Treasury announced that five suffragists will appear on the back of the new ten-dollar bill. Three months later...

When the Man Gets You Down… Or the Power of Transnational Feminism

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nursingclio.org - Over the last fifteen years, Latin America has seen the rise and fall of women in politics. A decade before the U.S. (almost) elected their first woman president, Chile elected Michelle Bachelet (2...

For Anti-Trump Protesters: Lessons From the First White House Protests

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historynewsnetwork.org - Many Americans will traveling to Washington, D.C. next week to protesting against Donald Trump on his inauguration day. Many will continue to demonstrate outside the White House after he takes offi...

Pink-Collar Pain and Our New President

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historynewsnetwork.org - In the wake of this year’s presidential election, many of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are struggling to understand why her calls for sisterhood did not persuade the 62 percent of white non-college...

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

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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 ...

Secretary Jewell Formally Establishes Harriet Tubman National Historical Park

doi.gov - Date: January 10, 2016 Contacts: Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov Ellen Carlson, ellen_carlson@nps.gov, 617-223-5048 WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined U.S. Senators Charles ...

5 Ways to Get a Woman Out of the Kitchen

blogs.aaslh.org - by Dollie Boyd, Director, Museums of Tusculum on November 03, 2015 When I first came to the Doak House Museum in Greeneville, Tennessee, one of my first tasks was to learn the tour script. The coup...

United We Stand: Photographs of the Workers' Union, 1911-1921

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warwick.ac.uk - The photographs reproduced on this page were published in the annual reports of the Workers' Union between 1911-1921. Most union reports of this date, if illustrated at all, tended to contain forma...

Barbara Smith Is Making A Stand

curvemag.com - Barbara Smith is the first to admit she knows nothing about lesbian culture, or celesbians, although she’s quick to add, “I find Robin Roberts so charming!” The black lesbian activist and scholar h...

Auburn celebrates Tubman National Historical Park becoming official

wrvo.org - Following more than 15 years of federal and local lobbying efforts, the Harriet Tubman properties in Auburn have been established as a national historic park.  As it stands now, the Tubman house, a...

Grants and Prizes

womenshistoryassociation.com - The Women’s History Association of Ireland awards an annual MacCurtain/Cullen Prize in Irishwomen’s History in recognition of the outstanding contribution to Irish women’s history by Margaret MacCu...

The Faces Of Long-Gone Women Tell A New Story Of The Kansas State Prison

kcur.org - When Jennifer Myer looks at the photographs along the wall of her tiny museum next to the Lansing Correctional Facility, the experience is "humbling," she says. Others who've seen the images say th...

New Zealand has a suffrage centennial medal: Can the U.S. honor Inez Milholland with a presidential citizens medal?

suffragewagon.org - Posted by Marguerite Kearns on January 3, 2017 in 60-Second History Lesson | 0 comments If New Zealand can issue a suffrage centennial medal, can the United States manage a similar act of recogniti...

1655: Jane Hopkins, Bermuda's last known witch execution

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executedtoday.com - The last known witchcraft execution in Bermuda history occurred on this date in 1655. The isolated English colony was at this period laboring under social crisis, or a set of crises. It had been de...

The Archives Are Alive: Meet Christiana Dobrzynski, Bryn Mawr College Archivist

biconews.com - The archives are not dead. The history of our college and the thousands of students who have made Bryn Mawr so meaningful is not locked behind steel doors; the archives are waiting to entertain, to...

The Great Harvard Pee-In of 1973

atlasobscura.com - Get our latest, delivered straight to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter and get our latest, sent right to your inbox. In 1973, a group of outraged female Harv...

January 9, 1859 – Birthdate of Carrie Chapman Catt

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legallegacy.wordpress.com - On this day in history, Carrie Chapman Catt was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. (Today Ripon is primarily known as the site of the first meeting, in February 1854, of the group that would become the Repu...

Suffrage Wagon Cooking School

suffragewagon.org - We’re bringing you highlights of Suffrage Wagon Cooking School‘s video highlights that are dedicated to our grandmothers, great grandmothers, other family members and ancestors who were part of the...

Chick History

Chick History is a place to come together and (re)learn about all the cool things chicks have done that, like the dishes, otherwise might go unnoticed.

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