My mother used the term Typhoid Mary to refer to negative behavior by someone who seemed oblivious to its effects. Why that name? Because that's actually what the real Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon) was about.
Crystal Eastman's 1920 essay called for women to see winning the vote as the beginning of their efforts for women's rights, not the end of the work. The essay is included along with some discussion questions and additional resources.
Nelly Sachs won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. A German Jew born in Berlin, December 10, 1891, Nelly Sachs began writing poetry and plays early. Her early work was not notable, but Swedish writer Selma...
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.