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The Last Slave
Zora Neale Hurston - interview with slave ship survivor
6 weeks ago by robincamille
The description of a new world, called the blazing-world.
The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World
by Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1624?-1674)
early_modern  history  women  feminism  science_fiction 
june 2016 by robincamille
Anna Atkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
early botanist and photographer; author of Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions
women  history  history_of_printing 
january 2016 by robincamille
Caresse Crosby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First recipient of a patent for the modern bra,[3] an American patron of the arts, publisher, and the "literary godmother to the Lost Generation of expatriate writers in Paris." She and her second husband, Harry Crosby, founded the Black Sun Press which was instrumental in publishing early works of many authors who would later become famous, including Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, Archibald MacLeish, Ernest Hemingway, Robert Duncan, Anaïs Nin, Charles Bukowski and Henry Miller.

Via a Toast comment
women  history 
november 2015 by robincamille
A Librarian's Work (1876) — The Atlantic Monthly - Google Books
via John Overholt. "We are always making a catalogue, and it will never be finished."
libraries  history 
december 2014 by robincamille

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