Eliza and Elizabeth Clerc Portrait by Charles Wilson Peale, 1822

Portrait of a Mother: Eliza Clerc Makes Her Deafness Visible, 1822

Their wedding in 1819 was perhaps the first of its kind in the United States: the union of deaf man and a deaf woman. When ...
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This Is Not What A Feminist Looks Like

“Some idiot has drawn ladybits on the Queen Victoria statue on College Green.” Some idiot has drawn ladybits on the Queen Victoria statue on College ...
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Was Lady Liberty Originally A Muslim?

“The Statue of Liberty was originally conceived as a Muslim peasant woman and was to have stood at the approach to the Suez Canal,” writes ...
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Waiting To Become A Widow: Mary Brown and the Execution of John Brown

On the morning of December 2, 1859, Mary Day Brown and her companions Hector Tyndale and James and Sarah McKim left the Wager House Hotel ...
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A Line Through the Desert

Readers of the New-York Tribune learned on December 1, 1866 that “Matrimonial advices from Utah state that Mr. Brigham Young has just taken a forty-fifth ...
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