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May 7, 2012

 

Edith Hamilton in Greece.

Edith Hamilton: A Mythical Hoosier

Although she never wrote down to her readers, Fort Wayne's classicist wrote for what would today be called a “popular” audience.

March 5, 2012

 

Helen Gougar

Helen Gougar: Foot Soldier For Suffrage

Gougar was converted to the cause of women's suffrage by the issue of domestic violence, which she hoped to be able to "vote away".

August 22, 2011

 

jollification

A Public ‘Jollification’: The 1859 Women’s Rights Petition

The crowd petitioning the legislature for women’s rights was ridiculed in the press as a “field of crinoline” and a “surging mass of pantaloons.”

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