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Celebrating 8 Women In History & Historical Fiction

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Happy International Women’s Day! I share with you the eight (8) novels of History and the Historical Fiction Genre, which speaks on the role of women in contributing to their home community and/or the wider community.
1. Eva Gore Booth, The Other Sister: The Remarkable Sybling of Constance Markievicz by llpix.com (Illustrator), Cindy Davi
A short explanation of the role of women in the Easter Rising in Ireland. Whilst Constance physical presence is known concerning the events of the Easter Rising in Ireland perhaps little is spoken of her other sister Eva whose contribution is still similar. Eva is noted as part of the movement for women suffrage in Ireland as well as heretical recording of historical events. Her encouragement to not only her sister but fighting men is recommendable. These pages also gives more insight into the Land Acts of 1881, negative and positive of the role of land owners.

2. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Ann Jacobs
Another confirmation of the cruelties of slavery and the nonchalant attitude of most Northerners to such inhumane treatment. This memoir also highlights few good souls of the North who risked their reputation and family to help out fugitive enslaved. This account offers an insight into the life of a coloured enslaved whose family were thrust mainly into house slavery. It is extremely moving and conjures mind boggling questions.

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12 Badass Women by Taylor Pittman

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Women In History

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I share with you 12 women with  their contribution to their society for this week’s History Tip. Yes, we do  celebrate women outside  March.

Source: 12 Badass Women

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                                                   FEMINIST  |  BIOLOGIST  | RESEARCHER

                                                                   Katharine McCormick

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“If you take a birth control pill, you have McCormick to thank in part. As a feminist and firm believer that women should be able to control their own bodies, McCormick’s efforts – primarily in the form of backing research financially – were crucial in the advancement of developing an oral contraceptive. Sadly, American River College history professor Chris Padgett said her contributions are often overlooked.”

 

A statue for Mary Seacole

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It is my first time meeting Mary Seacole, learning about her contribution to the Crimean War.

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Soon, the UK will have its first statue of a named black woman—Mary Seacole—as Clive Soley reports for OpenDemocracy.net.

Mary Seacole was an Afro-Caribbean nurse who served in the Crimean War (1853 to 1856) as what the Appeal has come to describe as Britain’s first battlefield nurse. She was one of the first black women to write an autobiography.

Her nursing skills were renowned at the time and she carried out basic research into the causes of cholera and other diseases. She was also an entrepreneur, funding her nursing in the Crimea by setting up and running the British Hotel for allied troops. Mary was famous and popular with the troops to the extent that when she returned from the Crimea they organised concerts in London to raise money for her when she was bankrupt. She became a confident of Queen Victoria and was distinctly proud of the role…

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