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What is history? A story of the past Why women’s history? Women were under represented in historical writing; men wrote the stories and passed on their own 50s-60s civil rights movement – creates more racial equality and began fight for women’s equality (suffrage) How does one write history? Research by talking to descendants (oral history) if there is no written language; look through census records, diaries, journals, letters, newspapers, paintings, photos, death and
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Unformatted text preview: birth records, church records, tax records Census done every 10 years since 1790, not available until 70 years later for privacy issues Many sides to one story, biases 60s-70s – women take the spotlight as individuals with a history to tell History begins with powerful, wealthy, white women; later we learn about different classes and races...
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