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"
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"
This column, compiled by library staff, appears monthly in the Ovation section of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Each article contains a short list of books on a timely topic. 2023 November Artificial Intelligence October The Truth Is Out There September Windows and Mirrors August One Read Author Margaret Verble July How to Survive Seven Very… Continue reading "Literary Links"
Covers the important people, events, legislation, and issues relevant to the study of women’s history in the United States.History & Geography
“Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama Happy Women’s History Month! Celebrate this month by picking up your next great read about women from both past and present. Too often in history books, women are presented as bystanders, if they… Continue reading "Biographies to Read for Women’s History Month!"
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"
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"
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"