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Posts published in “Women in History”

Women on the move: Ella Baker and Amy Ashwood Garvey

During the early to mid-20th century, five million African-Americans made the passage from the former slave-holding south to the industrialised cities of the north and…

Simone de Beauvoir

Feminism as a movement has evolved dramatically since its popularisation in the mid twentieth century. Today, modern Western feminists use their keyboards as their weapons…

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most famous for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly, the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist whose writings had a…

The First World War: a Sexy Affair?

Using the term ‘sexy’ to describe the First World War is not only majorly outdated but a more literal mistake. War has often changed the…

Peaky Blinders, Series Review

The BBC has long been famed for the quality of its dramas but the star-studded Peaky Blinders, which has recently returned for its second series,…