18.  HER Story. Women's History

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18. HER Story. Women's history


Do you really believe ... that everything historians tell us about men – or about women – is actually true? You ought to consider the fact that these histories have been written by men, who never tell the truth except by accident.
― Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

Feminist History
“Our history is our strength.”

Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.  
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Daina Ramey Berry.  "Teaching Ar’n’t I a Woman?"  [2007] 

Claudia Elphick.  “The history of women’s public toilets in Britain.” [2018]

Robert Graham.  “Emma Goldman: A Life in Reflection.”  [n.d.]

Mary Harrington.  "What if the feminists had won?: Eleanor Rathbone's proposal to pay women for housework and childcare was just too ahead of its time." [2020]

Selma James.  "Child benefit has been changing lives for 70 years. Let’s not forget the woman behind it. [Eleanor Rathbone]."  [2016] 

Learning for Justice. "Browder v. Gayle: the women before Rosa Parks." [2011]

Dr. Howard Markel. "In 1850, Ignaz Semmelweis saved lives with three words: wash your hands." [2015]

Debra Michal, Ph.D.  “Margaret Sanger.”  [2017]
Controversial for her involvement with eugenics, Margaret Sanger founded the birth control movement and advocated for women’ reproductive rights.

Debra Michals, Ph.D., ed.  “Elizabeth Cady Stanton.”  [2017]

Mary Beth Norton.  "The Constitutional status of women in 1787." [1988]

Marylynn Salmon.  "The legal status of women, 1776–1830." [2019]

Melinda Sampson.  "Native American women & girls: victimization and resiliency." [2020]

Lila Thulin.  “Why the Equal Rights Amendment is still not part of the Constitution: A brief history of the long battle to pass what would now be the 28th Amendment.”  [2020]

Ann Towns.  "The status of women as a standard of ‘civilization.’"  [2009]

Wikipedia.  "Joan of Arc."  [n.d.]

The Persian woman since 1907 had become almost at a bound the most progressive, not to say radical, in the world.  That this statement upsets the ideas of centuries makes no difference.  It is a fact.
— Morgan Schuster, quoted in Janet Afary, The Iranian Constitutional Revolution 1906-1911, Chap. 7, “Women’s Councils and the Origins of the Women’s Movement in Iran”


Elizabeth Wayland Barber.  Women's work: The first 20,000 years women, cloth, and society in early times. [1996]  BOOK
          (Review) https://archive.ph/wip/RYksG

Daina R. Berry, editor-in-chief, and Deleso M. Alford, sen.ed.  Enslaved women in America.  [2012] BOOK

Daina Ramey Berry and Tali Nichole Gross.  A black women's history of the United States.  [2020] BOOK
          (author interview)  J.T. Roane.  "A black women’s history of the US:
          an interview with Kali Gross and Daina Ramey Berry."

Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris.  Sexuality and slavery: reclaiming intimate histories in the Americas.  [2018]  BOOK

Carrie Chapman Catt and Nettie Rogers Shulert.  Woman suffrage and politics: the inner story of the Suffrage Movement. [1926]  BOOK  

Ellen Carol DuBois. Feminism and suffrage: the emergence of an independent women's movement in America 1848 - 1869. [1999] BOOK

Friedrich Engels.  The origin of the family, private property, and the state.  Intro. Pat Brewer.  [1884, 1891 ]  ONLINE BOOK

Sheila Jeffrys.  Anticlimax: A feminist perspective on the Sexual Revolution.   [2012]

Brooke Kroeger.  The suffragents: how women used men to get the vote.  [2018] BOOK

Kate Moore.  The radium girls: Fhe dark story of America's shining women.  [2018]  BOOK 

Melinda Sampson.  Native American women & girls: Victimization and resiliency. [2020]  BOOK

Merlin Stone.  When God was a woman. [1978]    BOOK  
          “When God was a woman: Merlin Stone.”   VIDEO  

Tiffany Wayne, ed.  Women's suffrage: the complete guide to the Nineteenth Amendment. [2020]  BOOK

Naomi Wolf. Vagina: A new biography.  [2012]  BOOK

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.
— Rosa Parks  











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