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An online resource of educational materials and modules for teaching the history of women in the world.
Louisa May Alcott hobnobbed with Emerson and Thoreau, wrote pulp fiction, and persuaded Dorothea Dix to waive a ban on single women working as Civil War nurses before writing Little Women.
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W.E.B. Du Bois’ prose poem “Credo” proclaimed his philosophy of racial equality.
Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908–1998) photographed Pittsburgh's African American community from 1935 to 1975.
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America's greatest personal essayist was more than a little shy and intensely self-conscious.
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Journeying through South America, Alexander von Humboldt sought nothing less than "the unity of nature."
Frankness and plain speaking made Carl Sandburg a celebrity.
Esperanto, Klingon, "Oirish," and others.
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Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.
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The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
Henry David Thoreau went in for society, but on his own terms.
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