Tag Archives: women’s history

Women’s Rights, Brigham Young, and Graphic Novels

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Hélène Quanquin was a recent Jenny d'Héricourt Fellow here at AAS, and in the course of her research came across this fascinating satire on the women's rights movement. Quanquin teaches at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. Florence Claxton, The Adventures of a Woman in Search of Her Rights, containing nearly one hundred original drawings by the ...

The Life and Times of a Miner’s Wife: Part II

Last week, we met Nancie Colburn Hartford and her mining husband, Miles, and explored their change in attitude toward mining over the course of a couple of years. This week, we’ll look at a different kind of change: those that so often happen in the life of a woman. While Miles was navigating the difficulties of ...

The Life and Times of a Miner’s Wife: Part I

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The nineteenth-century gold rushes continue to have a strong hold on the imagination of the American public. Perhaps it’s the promise of wealth or adventure or simply starting a new life. In any case, the gold rushes opened not only new physical and political frontiers for the United States, but also very personal ones for ...

The Way to a Woman’s Heart—Or Not

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It’s an age-old question: What is the way to a woman’s heart? (It’s also a timely question, with Mother’s Day this coming weekend.) We often hear the way to a man’s heart is food, beer, or sports. To a woman’s, it’s usually said that it’s chocolate, jewelry, clothing, or shoes. If we dig a little ...

Valentines Outside the Envelope

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As has been blogged on Past is Present before, AAS has an extensive and representative assortment of nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century valentines. Part of the Graphic Arts Collection, these ephemeral pieces of affection were exchanged on or before February 14, as Valentine’s Day provided the perfect opportunity to give that special someone a card. Many were ...

Summer Series of Workshops for K-12 Educators

We’re starting to gear up for our summer series of K-12 professional development workshops! If you’re an educator and haven’t yet had the chance to attend one of our workshops, now is the time to do it. We have some great topics and interesting scholars joining us, not to mention the library materials. For those who ...