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HerStory General
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American Women's History provides links to biographical dictionaries, manuscripts, and historical sites about women in American history.
http://frank.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-bio.html

BBC: History - Historic Figures briefly describes women and men from different centuries, provides links to more information, timelines, and related links.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/index.shtml  

Discovery: Women of the Century organized alphabetically, by category, and by decades, brief profiles and links to additional information about women who have had an impact these 100 years are listed.
http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/

Female Ancestors offers links to women of the past and to other websites to aid in further research.
http://www.female-ancestors.com/

History Channel's Women's History Month Exhibits offers detailed information about 31 women from history.
http://womenshistory.about.com/

HyperHistory: Famous Women: provides a timeline with hyperlinks to short biographical information about famous women throughout time.
http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/women.html

Internet Women's History Sourcebook: "This sourcebook attempts to present online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas." Ranging from ancient to modern history, "great women" of each area are cited.
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/women/womensbook.html

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National Women's History Museum: biographies provides links to biographies about women throughout time who have contributed to improving the quality of women's lives and, in turn, society. Sorted alphabetically and by categories.
http://www.nmwh.org/Education/biographies.html

National Women's History Project Biography Center  offers a listing of several biographies of contemporary and historical significance and their profiles.
 http://www.nwhp.org/resourcecenter/biographycenter.php

Notable American Unitarians is an online "project of the First Parish and the First Church in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist) is based on research concerning some representative women and men who made significant contributions to life in the quarter-century 1936-1961. This period runs from the time of a report, Unitarians Face a New Age, to the beginning of the Unitarian Universalist Association."
http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/indexl.html

Notable Women Ancestors  provides an extensive list of women. Their biographical entries are categorized alphabetically, artists, heriones, Native Americans, politicians, religious leaders, and survivors.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/

Phenomenal Women: Women of the Century learn about more than 50 women who have inspired us by words and deeds.
http://school.discovery.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/phenomenalwomen/index.html

Sunshine for Women: Links Galore! provides links to individual and subjects about women, both local and international acclaim.
http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/links.html

Women in History - Historical Figures offers profiles of the  "living vignettes" of women from the past.
http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/figures.htm
 
 

HerStory -- African American
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African American Inventors profiles 9 women and men and their inventions (provided by Brittanica)
http://www.inventorsmuseum.com/africanam.htm

African American Women accounts of slavery.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

African American Women Scientist: Browse the Index of Women profiled by the Faces of Science: African Americans in the Sciences project. Includes biographies and references.
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/lib/chem/display/women.html

American Slave Narratives contains narratives from former slaves that were interviewed between 1936 to 1938.
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html

Daughters of Eve Network provides profiles and links to 30 African American women who "have earned achievement in the art, dance, music, literature, television, theatre and many other genres."
http://www.doenetwork.com/garden/education/

Harmon collection: Breaking Racial Barriers consists of a number of African American biographies (women and men).  http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/harmon/

Internet African American History Challenge profiles 5 women and 7 men who made contributions to our country.
http://www.brightmoments.com/blackhistory/

Linksto information on African American women, women's achievements through history and the international biography index. http://metalab.unc.edu/cheryb/women/resource/biographies.html

Virtual American Biographies: Over 30,000 personalities with thousands of 19th Century illustrations, signatures, and exceptional life stories.   
http://virtualology.com/famousamericans.net/

Voices from the Gaps  an instructional World Wide Web site focusing on the lives and works of women writers of color. It is designed to be used as a curricular project and to allow readers to learn about the vast number of women writers of color including June Jordan, Audre Lorde, and Zora Neale Hurston.
http://voices.cla.umn.edu/

UGA African American Studies provides brief biographical sketches of several key figures (women and men) in African American history.
http://www.uga.edu/~iaas/History.html
 
 

HerStory -- Ancient
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Diotima  serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. A thorough bibliography lists biographies, various topics, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, religious and cultural issues.
http://www.stoa.org/diotima/

Women Philosophers of Ancient Times: Short paragraphs about various philosophers.
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/9974/old.html
 
 

HerStory -- Aviators
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The American Experience: Early Women Aviators highlights six pilots of the 19th Century.
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/flygirls/peopleevents/index.html

International Women's Air and Space Museum includes biographical information about women making history in aviation from its early balloon days onward.
http://www.iwasm.org/women_aviation.htm

Women in Aviation and Space History profiles more than 40 women who have participated and contributed as pilot pioneers, racers, and commerical airlines.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/research/aero/women_aviators/womenavsp.htm

Women in Aviation History: "Since the Wright Brothers took flight in 1903, women have made a significant contribution to aviation. The following is just a small sampling of the contributions women have made to the field of aviation."  Provided by the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.
http://www.ninety-nines.org/bios.html

Women in Aviation, International's History section provides a few links, but mostly one-line information about 26 aviators.
http://www.wai.org/resources/pioneers.cfm

Women in Aviation, Resource Centerallows user to search for women aviators and access to books, biographies, and on-line information about them.
http://www.women-in-aviation.com/
 
 

HerStory -- Civil War
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Civil War Biographies eleven women are amongst the biographies about some of  the major personalities involved in the American Civil War.
http://www.civilwarhome.com/biograph.htm

Civil War Women web site provides biographical information, on-line archival resources, and information about some women involved in the Civil War.
http://odyssey.lib.duke.edu/collections/civil-war-women.html

Civil War Women includes biographies and stories about more than 100 women of the Civil War era. Profiles include information about how they lived, what they did to survive, and how they fought for women's rights.
http://civilwarwomen.blogspot.com/

Remember the Ladies: The focus is on women during the Civil War who were spies, nurses, physicians, soldiers, writers, lawyers, and publishers.
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/4678/kate.html/
 
 

HerStory -- Crusades
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Female Heroes from the Time of the Crusades: Included is Shagrat (or Shajarat) al-Durr; Eleanor of Aquitaine; The Women Left Behind; Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem; and Anna Comnena, Byzantine Historian. http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine.html
 

HerStory --Gold Rush
Women in the Gold Rush includes diaries, stories, and information about women in the Gold Rush.  http://claim.goldrush.com/~joann/
 

HerStory -- Hispanics (Mexican American)
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Chicana & Latina Profilesnine women who are artists, activists, politicians, or leaders.
http://latino.sscnet.ucla.edu/women/profiles.html

Famous Hispanics in the World & History highlights the works and lives of women and men with  Hispanic origins.
http://coloquio.com/famosos/alpha.html

Gale Group --  profiles 50 notable Hispanic American men and women who've made a difference in the arts, entertainment, sports, world affairs, human rights and history.
http://www.gale.com/free_resources/chh/bio.htm

Hispanic Americans in Congress, 1822 - 1995 provides biographical information about women and men in congress.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/hispanic/congress/contents.html

Hispanic Women in Leadershipprovides details about 13 women who have made difference.
http://www.hepm.org/womeninlead.htm

Las Mujeres links and includes details about 13 women who are leaders, authors, singers, or artists.
http://www.lasmujeres.com/

Making Face, Making Soul.. Chicana feminist homepage includes paragraphs about many "Chicanas, Chingonas...are those Chicanas and Latinas who have made significant professional, educational, and cultural achievements."
http://chicanas.com/chingonas.html

SACNAS Biography Project highlights 13 women scienctists of Chicano/Latino and Native American origins.
http://www.sacnas.org/bio/womenu.html


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HerStory -- Indigenous
Native American Authors is part of the Internet Public Library that cites brief descriptions of contemporary women and men,
their works, and their tribe.
http://www.ipl.org/ref/native/


HerStory -- Medieval
Medieval Women: Includes biographies of Hildagard von Bingen, Joan of Arc, Julian of Norwich, and the Troubadors.
http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/

Dominion and Domination of the Gentle Sex: The Lives of Medieval Women  briefly profiles the contributions of medieval women to the fields of science, commerce, politics, medicine, religion, arts, and other areas during the Middle Ages.
http://library.thinkquest.org/12834/text/bios.html

  

HerStory -- Military, Navy
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Women's Contributions to the Navy Observatory details some of the key contributions of women to the US Naval Observatory in the early years. It's description begins by reporting gender based pay and opportunities for these early astronomers, scientists, and mathematicians.
http://maia.usno.navy.mil/women_history/moreintro.html
 

HerStory -- Military, Veterans
American Women in Uniform: There are more than two million women veterans. "From the American Revolution to Operation Allied Force around Kosovo, women have served in some way in every conflict. Not that they were legal in the early days. History tells us that thirty three thousand women served in World War One and almost 500,000 took part in World War Two. During the Korean era 120,000 women were in uniform and seven thousand were deployed in theater during Viet Nam. During Desert Storm seven per cent of the total US forces deployed were women - over forty thousand of them. So on these pages you will find the history and accomplishments of those women who have served this country - voluntarily - since it's beginning." Created by Captain Barbara A. Wilson, USAF (Ret). These pages were launched May 1996.    http://userpages.aug.com/captbarb/
 


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HerStory -- Politics, Law
Women's Legal History Biography Project developed by students at Stanford Law School, includes pioneer profiles, biographical chapters, articles, and other information about more than a hundred women in the legal profession.
http://www.stanford.edu/group/WLHP/


HerStory -- Rulers, European
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The British Monarchy: "The Monarchy is the oldest institution of government, dating back to the Dark Ages. It existed centuries before Parliament."
http://www.royal.gov.uk./output/Page5.asp

Joan's Royalty in History information about European queens, kings, and nobilities.
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kvenjb/kings.htm
 
 
 

HerStory -- Rulers, World
Female Heroes of the Regions of the World: Included are The Trung Sisters (Asia: Vietnam,ca. 40 A.D.); Empress Wu Zetian (Asia: China: Tang Dynasty); Queen Sondok (or Sonduk) (Asia: Korea: Silla Dynasty); Sorghaghtani Beki (Asia: Mongolia: Genghis Khan); and Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) (Asia: Japan: Heian Period)
http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/heroine.html
 
 

HerStory -- Slavery
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African American Women, accounts of slavery.
http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html
 
 

HerStory -- Suffrage, Britain
The Emancipation of Women: The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, British History, 1700-1920A multitude of biographies about the women involved in the suffrage movement, the associations, strategies and tactics, reform laws, and a search engine are provided provided by Spartacus.
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/resource.htm
 

HerStory -- Suffrage, United States
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75 Suffragists: Provides brief paragraphs about women active in the suffragist movement. "Most of the information here comes directly from the wonderful 4-volume set, Notable American Women. If your interest is stirred by any of these profiles, check out the fuller biographies in this library mainstay available from the National Women's History Project."
http://www.mith2.umd.edu/WomensStudies/ReadingRoom/History/Vote/75-suffragists.html

Photographs from the records of the National Women's Party Photographs and profiles of members, activities, and events documenting the National Woman’s Party’s push for ratification of the 19th Amendment as well as its later campaign for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment are available. This online photographs span from about 1875 to 1938 , including 448 photographs from the approximately 2,650 photographs in the Records of the National Woman’s Party collection, housed in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/collections/suffrage/nwp/profiles.html

Votes for Women: Suffrage Collection provides biographies, documents, and information about this 1848-1921 US American movement.
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/naw/nawshome.html
 
 

HerStory -- United States
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West
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Domestic West presents narratives of six women who made the westward journey using diaries and journals, letters, travel records, and memoirs to represent the voices of Eliza, Emily, and the more. Sorted by writer, topic, year, and geography.
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/hns/domwest/domwest.html

The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame lists 149 inductees by name. Brief profiles are provided for the newest inductees and for deceased honorees.
http://www.cowgirl.net/allhonorees.aspx

Notable Women Ancestors - Pioneer & Emigrant Women profiles and tells the story of the tough, generous, and enduring women who journeyed westward.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/pioneer.html

Western Women's Autobiographies Database the stories of twenty-five women are available to the reader. The list includes Mary Crow Dog, Angela Davis, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Katherine Anne Porter.
http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/389/noframes/front.html

WestWeb: Biographies of 20 Western women (including Calamity Jane, Lucille Mullhal, and Dolores Huerta) is provided as well as links to western web sites.
http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/westweb/pages/women.html#Bio

Women of the West: And Every Day Life Along the Trail provides links to biographical information about Calamity Jane, Charley Pankhurst, Sacajewea, women in the Gold Rush, Black women, and the Morman Trail.
http://www.over-land.com/westpers2.html
 
 

HerStory -- Witches
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Witchcraft: 17th Century New England: provides links to information with historical perceptions of witchcraft in Europe and the Americas, including methods of detection and the people who were persecuted, not with modern-day Wicca.
http://www.17thc.us/index.php?id=12
 
Notable Women Ancestors: Witches has biographical information about 16 women who were false accused of witchcraft. Also includes links to websites with additional insights into the era of witchcraft.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa/witch.html


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World War II

WASP World War II military history, women's' contribution to World War II, and to Aviation. Provides biographies, photos, and a multitude of information about these heroic women.
http://www.wasp-wwii.org/

Women Come to the Front: Journalists, photographers, and broadcasters during World War II
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/wcf/wcf0001.html

Women Pilots in World War II biographies are provided by the National Museum of the US Air Force, profiling women classified as WASP, WAFS, and WFTD members who contributed during this international conflict.
http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=1506


   
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