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A Yugoslav Ambassador reports on the current situation in Romania

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As the government of Nicolae Ceauşescu in Romania began to collapse in a wave of strikes and riots, Moscow looked on with growing concern. Shortly before Christmas 1989, the Soviet Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the Yugoslav ambassador to the Soviet Union to discuss the situation. The ambassador described how an attempt by local police to evict the popular priest and regime critic... Read More »

Account of a Session of the Society of Revolutionary Republican Women

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Unfortunately the only first-hand account of the meetings of the women’s club comes from notes taken by Pierre–Joseph–Alexis Roussel, published in a volume of memoirs in 1802. His account makes fun of the women’s club for discussing the virtues of women as warriors and administrators. Some of the details, however, are accurate and give credibility to the overall account. The club did decide to... Read More »

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Caribbean Views

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The online collection is of extraordinary quality, both in terms of the scanned images and the contextual detail provided.

Diary of a Woman at Fifty

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Born in 1770 and married to the only surviving son of one of the greatest noble families in France, the Marquise de la Tour du Pin endured humiliation, emigration, and Terror during the first part of the revolutionary decade. Upon her return to France with her husband in 1796, she was shocked at the aristocratic style and open royalism of many powerful government figures.

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Florence Farmborough’s Journal

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Florence Farmborough was an English nurse working on the Russian front during World War I. Her diary contains many descriptive, lively accounts of the war and the very active role played by women, both in the traditional role as caretakers of the wounded, but also as fighters.

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In Motion: The African-American Migration Project

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In Motion: The African-American Migration Project portrays the history of 13 defining migrations that formed and transformed African Americans from the 16th century to the present.

Lady Florentia Sale Diary

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Lady Florentia Sale (1790-1853), wife of Major-General Sir Robert Henry Sale, wrote a journal of her experiences during the First Afghan War. In January 1842, in what is usually seen as a humiliating defeat for the British army, 4,500 British and Indian troops with around 12,000 camp followers retreated 116 miles from Kabul back to the British garrison at Jalalabad. Within a month, the... Read More »

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Louisa's World

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[Instructors] might invite students to reconstruct Collins’s expectations and attitudes towards various topics, tracing perspectives that she noted as exceptional.
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Mapping Margery Kempe: A Guide to Late Medieval Material and Spiritual Life

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This website is a collection of resources, particularly strong in visual content, that examines the social context in which Kempe produced her narrative.
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Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive

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This archive houses a fantastic collection of source materials pertaining to the 160 women and men accused of witchcraft in the late 17th century in the Massachusetts Bay colony.

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