Monday, March 23, 2009

Celebrating Women's History

From BookLetters:

"During the month of March, learn more about National Women's History Month and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of the women who have preceded us. From Abigail Adams to Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Betty Friedan, many women have contributed to the history of America and dedicated their efforts to the evolution of women's rights. To learn about a woman of equal importance yet lesser fame in women's history, check out The Woman Behind the New Deal, a new book by Kristin Downey that examines the life of Frances Perkins, FDR's Secretary of Labor."

1 comment:

  1. A little known fact about Dubuque's womens' history is that they went to the polls to vote as to whether the Library should be established and funded with tax dollars in the year 1900. It would be very interesting to find out whether women voted on other issues in Dubuque. School Board?