October 13, 2014

Women in history

Women have been overlooked throughout history, mainly due to lack of opportunity and the moral and social codes of her time. This book introduces and celebrates women who dared to change the world - for themselves and others.

Her Story: Women from Canada's Past
by Susan E. Merritt

Sixteen biographies of women born before 1900, of First Nations, black, or European ancestry. They went on to become leaders, doctors, artists and writers. They include Madeleine Tarieu, saviour of Fort Verchรจres; Shawnadithit, last of the Beothuks; Mary Shadd Cary, Freedom Fighter and newspaper publisher; and Emily Murphy, the first female judge in the British Empire.

Also read Her Story II and Her Story III.

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