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They Called Us Girls
With Mother's Day close at hand, I am devoting this newsletter to mothers – mine, yours, all of ours.
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Current events should lead us to a new way of thinking about women's history.
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Thanks for reading my newsletter these last months, and for reading this one where I share the news that pub date is here.
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It's cold in Boston as I write and I'm feeling cooped up. Maybe you are too. I don't have a magic fix but I think books can help.
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Like quilts and blankets, the history of America is composed of many strands.
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Michelle Wu and Mary Lou Akai-Ferguson
This month, I'm sharing an article I wrote for MS Magazine. Here it is, as it appeared on November 11.
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Yesterday I voted in Boston's mayoral election where there were two candidates, both women. A little more than a century ago, this could not have happened -- neither me in the voting booth nor women on the ballot. Upstate New York had a lot to do with making it possible.
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In last month's newsletter, I ruminated on how women can move history. Now I'm back with more on the subject, specifically Phebe Lord Upham, born in Maine in 1804.
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This month’s newsletter is about covers and newsletters. That sounds circular, to have a newsletter about a newsletter, but bear with me. First, though, let’s talk about covers. I’m a sucker for a good book cover. Probably you are too. It beckons and promises to transport you to another world. Everything about it – abstract...
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