Meet the forgotten rebels and quiet revolutionaries of women’s history

From rights advocates to scientists, Rosalind Miles pulls female pioneers out of obscurity. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-05 13:00:00 UTC ]
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The problem with Hairy Maclary: Meet the Rebel Girls putting women into picture books

Women are half the world's population and the majority of university graduates. They are most of the young doctors, lawyers and accountants. A girl can grow up to be a prime minister, a priest, a prison guard, and yes, even a princess. There's a million and one ways to be a woman in today's... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hazareesingh wins £40k Wolfson History Prize for 'remarkable' Haitian revolutionary book

Sudhir Hazareesingh has won the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize for Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture, with the award clinched for a second year in a row by an Allen Lane title.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-09 10:57:46 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: ‘Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts’

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez is a riveting combination of graphic memoir and inspirational scholarship. An attorney frustrated by repeated encounters with sexism and racism in the criminal justice system, Hall returned to pursue a PhD in... Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2021-05-21 10:00:17 UTC ]
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Panel Mania: WAKE: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez

'WAKE: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts' by Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martinez is a riveting combination of memoir and inspirational scholarship. In this eight-page excerpt Hall's efforts to research a slave revolt in 1712 mark the first steps of a quest that will take her to 18th... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Behold: A reading list for Women’s History Month (and all months).

Dear reader, I know what you are thinking! Isn’t Women’s History Month basically over? Isn’t it a little too late for this listicle? No! To put this reading list before you at the very beginning of the month would be to subscribe to the idea that March is the set time to educate yourself on […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-26 19:40:27 UTC ]
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In Jamaica, Rebel Women Lit Launches the Caribbean Readers’ Awards

Book club and literary community Rebel Women Lit aims to ‘showcase the amazing range’ of Caribbean literature with the newly launched Caribbean Readers' Awards. The post In Jamaica, Rebel Women Lit Launches the Caribbean Readers’ Awards appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-12-18 19:25:33 UTC ]
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Virago acquires 'history of women’s words'

Virago has acquired a "personal" and "campaigning" exploration of the language we have had for women’s bodies and experiences over the centuries, by Oxford academic Dr Jenni Nuttall. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-03 21:05:42 UTC ]
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Leo Hollis to tell forgotten history of Mary Davies to Oneworld

Oneworld will publish Inheritance: The Forgotten History of Mary Davies by historian Leo Hollis.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-15 05:25:51 UTC ]
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Alternate Histories and Silenced Women: Sue Monk Kidd on Her New Novel The Book of Longing

In this episode, New York Times bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd discusses her upcoming novel The Book of Longings, which is from the point of view of Ana, the wife of Jesus. Kidd talks to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about how alternate histories... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-09 17:30:46 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Music history was shaped by rebels

Ted Gioia's latest book is a fresh, cogent journey through the long history of personal expression through musical rebellion. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-03-13 18:21:36 UTC ]
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Guardian Faber nets history of women's football

Guardian Faber has netted a general history of women’s football by Suzanne Wrack, the Guardian’s women’s football correspondent. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 06:34:30 UTC ]
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Katherine Kayne on the Strong Women of Hawaii’s Painful History

In this delightful debut novel Katherine Kayne sweeps us back to a Hawaii still mourning its lost kingdom, where ladies—their ballgowns covered in yards of protective fabric—gallop across the mountains and down the city streets on their way to polo matches and parties, men dance the hula as well... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-17 09:46:07 UTC ]
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Penguin Press wins 'intimate history' of post-war British black women

Tom Penn, publishing director at Penguin Press, has acquired Rebel Citizen: A History of Black Women Living, Loving and Resisting by feminist historian Jade Bentil. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-20 15:48:26 UTC ]
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In praise of the older women who shaped American history

Gail Collins tells the stories of those who made their mark in middle age and beyond. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-10-18 13:47:38 UTC ]
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History Press lands journey into life of forgotten female gangsters

Indie publisher The History Press has scooped a book on the forgotten female gangsters from the last four centuries found in the archives of Holloway Prison. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 07:58:19 UTC ]
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W&N acquires 'dazzlingly original' history of women's self-portraits

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a “dazzlingly original” book from frieze magazine editor Jennifer Higgie on the history of female artists through their self-portraits. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 14:37:49 UTC ]
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This new AR app puts women back in the history books

Up to 89% of history textbook references are devoted to men, so “Lessons in Herstory” aims to restore women’s standing in the American story. Open up most elementary and high school history books and you’ll find stories of corruption, triumph, innovation, conflict, and resolution, that all have... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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