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National Women’s History Museum

“If society will not admit of woman’s free development, then society must be remodeled.” Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910), the first U.S. female medical doctor From time to time, beginning with Christine de Pizan in 1405, women’s history has been researched and … Continue reading

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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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Hypatia – a martyr for the truth

This was inspired by the life of Hypatia, who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries C.E.  She was a real person and brilliant mathematician.  Often she is the only woman mathematician mentioned in books on the history of math.  … Continue reading

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi – 18th century mathematician

“How long will I have to do this?” must have been the thought that frequently ran through the mind of Maria Agnesi as she stood in her parlor on Friday nights.  Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the oldest of 21 children … Continue reading

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