UNP is a proud publisher of women writers and women’s history. Celebrate Women’s History Month with these reading suggestions. Westerns: A Women’s History Victoria Lamont This thoroughly-researched and engaging history disproves the assumption that the Western genre has always … Continue reading Reading List: Women’s History Month
Quilts and Human Rights (August 2016), by Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson, examines the societal impact of quiltmakers and their quilts in activism and global human rights awareness. With a foreword by Desmond Tutu and 105 color photographs, … Continue reading EXCERPT: Quilts and Human Rights
Read the beginning of the Introduction from Christine: Or Woman's Trials and Triumphs by Laura Curtis Bullard, edited and with an introduction by Denise M. Kohn:
"When Laura Curtis Bullard wrote Christine: Or Woman’s Trials and Triumphs she created one of antebellum America’s most radical heroines: a woman’s rights leader. Through the creation of her unconventional title character, Curtis Bullard gave voice to her own support for female suffrage, careers, and economic independence, which was termed the “woman’s rights” movement in the mid-nineteenth century and was considered scandalous, even sinful, by many Americans.1 Curtis Bullard was twenty-five when Christine, her second novel, was published in 1856, and she was the editor of a newspaper for women, the Ladies’ Visitor. She continued her career after she was married and became a mother, and in 1870 she succeeded Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony as editor of the suffrage newspaper the Revolution, publishing essays about the social problems caused by women’s inequality that she had earlier dramatized in Christine.