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Women in Aviation

Woman Ascends in a Balloon - 1851

Women have been flying since 1784, when Elisabeth Thible became the first woman to fly -- in a hot air balloon.  Read about some other women pilots who've made history.

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First Magazine By and For Women

The Female Spectator was written by actress and prolific writer Eliza Haywood. Published from 1744 to 1746, it was the first magazine for a female audience written by a woman. See what the first issue looked like, and learn more about what content was included.

Patriarchal Society

Definition of patriarchal society. What do feminists mean when they refer to a patriarchal society?

Princess Diana Biography

Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first British citizen to marry a British heir in 300 years. Her seemingly-fairy-tale marriage to Prince Charles ended in scandal and divorce.

Sanitary Commission (USSC)

A profile of the United States Sanitary Commission, founded in 1861, which helped promote health in the Union Army Camps, provide supplies, and raise money for the Union effort.

Rule of Thumb and Wife-Beating - Mostly a Myth

That a man was permitted to beat his wife with a switch no thicker than his thumb was a fact, though it was probably not a formal law anywhere nor stated in common law in just that form -- and was almost certainly not the origin of the phrase rule of thumb.

Anna and the King

Anna Leonowens and her six years at the Court of Siam: her story has captured the imagination of generations of Americans.

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes

Quotes by Eleanor Roosevelt - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

What Are Women's Rights?

What rights have been included in the umbrella of women's rights, at different periods of history? What are the basic categories of women's rights and some examples of what has been advocated for in each category?

Life Quotes From Famous Women

Life Quotes - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Elizabeth Johnson Jr.

Elizabeth Johnson Jr., daughter of Elizabeth Johnson Sr., was one of the first of a group of Andover women to be caught up in the Salem witch accusations of 1692.

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