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As a teen, I thought history was only about presidents, generals and Henry Ford. Perhaps that had something to do with the textbooks in use back in the day. I didn’t realize the biographies I loved to read — Amelia Earhart was a favorite — also counted as history. For more than thirty years, the National… Continue reading "Women’s History Month: Women in Labor and Business"
Each year the National Women’s History Project chooses a theme for Women’s History Month. This year’s theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Over the last century, women saw much change and progress in many areas of their lives, but especially in employment. As men went off to war and women pursued higher… Continue reading "Literary Links: Women’s History in the Work World"
Happy Women’s History Month! Every March since 1988, Americans have celebrated Women’s History Month, honoring all the amazing contributions women have made throughout time. Personally, I’ve been celebrating women’s history every day since I was born! Here are a couple of my favorite new biographies celebrating outstanding women and their achievements: “Planting Stories: The Life… Continue reading "Picture Book Biographies for Women’s History Month"
March is Women’s History Month, but here at the Know Your Dystopias underground bunker I am always looking to the future — the depressing, bleak future. So I will recognize this occasion with a roundup of (mostly) recent contributions to dystopian lit written by women that specifically envision what the future might hold for women… Continue reading "Know Your Dystopias: Women’s History Month Edition"
Change is inevitable. But change does not have to be random; it can be strongly influenced by people who speak up and take action. Activists are a key component of change, shining a light on the issues at hand, ensuring they are not forgotten until they are resolved. During this Women’s History Month, let us… Continue reading "Literary Links: Activism in Women’s History"
An important part of your History Day project will be finding and learning from primary sources, documents created during the time period being studied by people who lived then. The websites listed below allow you to view primary sources by topic, time period, or type of primary source, such as amendments, petitions, speeches or editorials. To… Continue reading "Online Primary Sources"
In Honor of Women’s History Month, let’s take a look at several books on the topic of women in medicine and women’s health. With everything that’s happened in the last year, health feels like a very important topic to consider. Women have had to work very hard to make inroads into the field of medicine… Continue reading "Literary Links: Women, Medicine and Health"
This year marks 100 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment, which opened up the right to vote to women throughout the country. Women spent many years working for suffrage, enduring the taunts and occasional threats from those who did not believe they should step foot in the voting booth. As we celebrate this… Continue reading "Literary Links: Marking 100 Years of Votes for Women"
An important part of your History Day project will be finding and learning from primary sources, documents created during the time period being studied by people who lived then. The books listed below allow you to view primary sources by topic or time period. Most of these titles are located at the Columbia Public Library. Please note… Continue reading "Print Primary Resources"