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FemBio     View
Brief biographies of selected famous women, with a focus on women from the U.S. and Germany. Includes women such as Marian Anderson, Hannah Arendt, Mary Harris (Mother) Jones, and Romy Schneider. Also includes an "on this day" listing and a ...
http://www.fembio.org/english/biography.php

Vassar Innovators     View
This website celebrates the contributions of students and faculty of coeducational Vassar College, which was founded as a women's college in 1861. Provides background and images of individuals such as Alice Huyler Ramsey (who, in 1909, was "the ...
http://innovators.vassar.edu/

Women in American History     View
This site from Encyclopedia Britannica contains articles on hundreds of American women from 1600 to modern times. Also included are timelines, primary documents, classic Britannica articles, audio and video clips, links to other sites about women's h ...
http://search.eb.com/women/

National Women's History Museum: Biography     View
This collection of biographies of women covers areas such as the abolition movement, activists, arts, civil rights, the Colonial period, educators, "firsts," journalists, military, notorious women, writers, and scientists, doctors, and nurs ...
http://www.nwhm.org/Education/biographies.html

How to Make It as a Woman: Collective Biographical History From Victoria to the Present     View
"This is an exhaustive annotated bibliography of the more than 930 books published in English between 1830 and 1940 that collect three or more women's biographies in narrative form, with a selection of all-female collective biographies published ...
http://womensbios.lib.virginia.edu/

Women in History: Historical Figures     View
Profiles of famous American women, such as Louisa May Alcott, Clara Barton, Rachel Carson, Isadora Duncan, Sally Hemings, Dolley Madison, Annie Oakley, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Profiles vary in amount of infor ...
http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/figures.htm

The World's Most Powerful Women     View
This "annual listing of the 100 most powerful women in the world is based on a power ranking that is the composite of visibility (measured by press citations) and economic impact." The list can be sorted by rank, name, occupation, and count ...
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/11/06women_The-100-Most-Powerful-Women_land.html

"You Ask for Information About Our Careers, I Have Had None": Four Women Biblical Scholars at Union Theological Seminary, 1897-1997     View
This small exhibit profiles four women biblical scholars and teachers: Emilie Grace Briggs, Mary Ely Lyman, Sophia Lyon Fahs, and Phyllis Trible. Biographical essays are accompanied by digitized images of scholarly writings, sermons, newspaper clippi ...
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/burke/archives/awts/exhibit.html

Women Who Changed History     View
Material about American "women who have made a difference." Women highlighted include Dr. Mae Jemison, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride, and Melba Pattillo. Also includes a feature about women's suffrage, history mystery challenges, a ...
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women/

Women of Influence     View
"This publication offers a glimpse at how women in one country -- the United States -- have helped shape their society." Includes brief biographies and portraits of notable women such as Pocahontas, Sacagawea, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubma ...
http://www.america.gov/publications/books/women-of-influence.html

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