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Herstory- Women Who Changed the World

[cover of Herstory]

edit by Ruth Ashby and
Deborah Gore Ohrn

For thosands of years the achievements of women, if not actively erased from human history, have been largely ignored. History was written almost exclusively by men about men - men's wards, men's accom­plish­ments, and men's discoveries. But today, as women around the world are forging ahead in industry, politics, and the arts and sciences, it is more important than ever to look back at those who laid the groundwork for our current achievements.

Includes such notable women as

  • Sappho- poet of ancient Greece
  • Cleopatra - queen of ancient Egypt
  • Hypatia - philosopher of Alexandria
  • Theodora - empress of Constantinople
  • Catherine de Medicis - queen of France
  • Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz - nun and writer of Mexico
  • Queen Victoria - queen of England


Girls to the Rescue : Tales of Clever, Courageous Girls from Around the World
by Bruce Lansky (Editor)

Girls Who Rocked the World : Heroines from Sacajawea to Sheryl Swoopes
Amelie Welden, Jerry McCann (Illustrator)

Heroines : Great Women Through the Ages
by Rebecca Hazell

Nobel Prize Winners (Women in Profile Series)
by Carlotta Hacker

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times (Outrageous Women Series)
Vicki Leon

Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages
by Vicki Leon

Outrageous Women of the Renaissance
Vicki Leon

Uppity Women of Ancient Times
Vicki Leon

Remarkable Jewish Women : Rebels, Rabbis, and Other Women from Biblical Times to the Present
Emily Taitz, Sondra Henry (Contributor)

Twentieth-Century Women Political Leaders (Global Profiles Series)
by Claire Price-Groff

Twentieth-Century Women Scientists (Global Profiles)
by Lisa Yount

Women Explorers in North America and South America
by Margo McLoone

Women Invent : Two Centuries of Discoveries That Have Shaped Our World by Susan Casey

Women Who Achieved Greatness (20 Events)
by Cathie Cush

Queen Cleopatra (Biography)
by Tom Streissguth, Thomas Streissguth

Mary : The Mother of Jesus
Tomie De Paola

Myriam Mendilow : Mother of Jerusalem
by Phyllis Cytron, Barry D. Cytron

Rigoberta Menchu : Defending Human Rights in Guatemala (Women Changing the World)
by Michael Silverstone

updated Oct. 15, 2003
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