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Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
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really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, history

The book could probably use a little more structure than the three feminists idea, but it was just so enjoyable to read that I hardly minded. As an exploration of how feminism, women and history have interacted, it mostly worked. I very much liked the turn of women's actions being recorded in history, to women's actions recording history. Though it didn't deal with any one subject, with any depth, it used them all to build the case for all women's lives needing to make it into history as more than either heroes or victims.
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Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
“Some history-making is intentional; much of it is accidental. People make history when they scale a mountain, ignite a bomb, or refuse to move to the back of the bus. But they also make history by keeping diaries, writing letters, or embroidering initials on linen sheets. History is a conversation and sometimes a shouting match between present and past, though often the voices we most want to hear are barely audible. People make history by passing on gossip, saving old records, and by naming rivers, mountains, and children. Some people leave only their bones, though bones too make a history when someone notices.”
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History


Reading Progress

April 9, 2015 – Started Reading
April 9, 2015 – Shelved
April 9, 2015 – Shelved as: non-fiction
April 13, 2015 – Shelved as: history
April 13, 2015 – Finished Reading

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