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Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Real Wives of Jamestown

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This week: Revolution beyond Petrograd, Egypt's denial of its pre-Islamic history and an audacious piece of medieval propaganda. For more, subscribe here.


The Real Wives of Jamestown

Those English women who travelled to the new colony of Jamestown in search of marriage and a new life were neither groomed nor coerced.


The Queen's Encomium

Emma of Normandy's Encomium reveals an active and forceful medieval woman participating in the writing of history.


Survival and Oblivion

Tensions in the early 20th century resulted in the Second Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. Although many left or converted, a great many remain.


Justifying Slavery

In medieval Iberia, the Church sanctified the slave trade by arguing that religious differences justified slavery.


Newswomen in Revolt

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place.


Revolution on the Black Sea

Sevastopol, Russia's principal warm-water naval base on the Black Sea, was not immune to the spread of revolutionary sentiment in 1917.

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