Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mary Ann Shadd Cary – Blazing the Trail for Women

Not very many people accomplish as much as Mary Ann Shadd Cary did in her life, much less blaze a trail to do it. She has many “firsts” to her credit: first black woman publisher in North America, first woman … Continue reading

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Scota, The Mother of Scotland

Serendipity: The faculty of making fortunate discoveries by accident. Don’t you just love when that occurs? Bear with me while I tell you what happened. I was at the bookstore, looking for some captivating history and discovered this book “Saxons, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Suffragist and Women’s Rights Activist

In many ways, Elizabeth Cady Stanton provided the philosophical bedrock for the women’s movement in the United States. She is known for fighting for women’s suffrage, but she never lost sight of the bigger picture of women’s rights or other … Continue reading

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Katherine Parr, Queen of England

After the disastrous marriage to Catherine Howard, Henry probably just wanted a wife who could nurse him through his various ailments and not cause him any trouble. Henry did not actively seek a wife at this time but he was … Continue reading

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Ship Commanders, Nuns, and Boxers

I recently posted about Molly Kool, the first North American female sea captain. Today the BBC News announced that Sarah West will become the Royal Navy’s first woman warship commander with the HMS Portland in Scotland. In addition, Royal Navy … Continue reading

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