Monthly Archives: November 2011

Sonya Kovalevsky – A Marriage of Convenience

“Ask him to marry one of us?  You’re crazy,” said Inez. “It’s the perfect solution”, replied Sonya’s sister Anyuta.  “A lot of people are doing it.  Women can’t study in Russia.  At least the aristocracy can’t. It’s considered improper,” as … Continue reading

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Anne Hutchinson – Running Afoul of the State Church

The “separation of church and state” has been a continuing issue in our American history. Most often it comes up with regard to our public schools. Over the years, these issues have ended up in the courts, with things being … Continue reading

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