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Transcendental Wild Oats by Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott wrote this biting satire on life in a 19th century Utopian community, based on her own family's experience at Fruitlands. She portrays the father figure as a dreamer and idealist, and the mother as the practical one who has to do all the work to meet worldly needs like food and shelter.

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Isabel Neville

Known for: her dynastic role in the Wars of the Roses, and the fates of her children, grandchildren and other descendants. As with many medieval women, she’s known mainly for her heritage, her marriage and her descendants....

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The White Princess: Historical Fiction vs. Fact

Philippa Gregory’s book The White Princess¬†has come to the screen via Starz in April, 2017. ¬†As with The White Queen, figures in the series are taken from history, with considerable fictionalizing. Here are some of the...

Woman Suffrage Is Inevitable

The following is the text of a speech given by Carrie Chapman Catt before Congress in 1917, as part of the last years of the woman suffrage campaign. Woman suffrage is inevitable. Suffragists knew it before November 4, 1917;...

Faye Wattleton Quotes

Faye Wattleton, who as a nurse saw women suffering from botched illegal abortions, became the...

Isabel Neville

Known for: her dynastic role in the Wars of the Roses, and the fates of her children, grandchildren and other descendants. As with many medieval women, she’s known mainly for her heritage, her marriage and her descendants....

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