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Remember the Ladies

Welcome to the "Remember the Ladies" women’s history column. The purpose of this column is to shed light on the role of women in American history, a subject that is too often ignored in high school and college curriculums. Journalist Brandi Gibson began this column and gave it the apt title "Remember the Ladies". The title, taken from a letter written by Abigail Adams in 1776, is meant to remind each of us that the history of American women’s collective fight against oppression has deep roots. In my first article as columnist, you can read more about Abigail Adams’ words and their significance.

I am a graduate student at the University of Maryland, working towards my MA in American history. In 1999, I received my BA from Goucher College in History and Women’s Studies. I am dedicated to the study of American women’s history, and will gladly answer any e-mails concerning women in America. Please send any questions or comments to Janelle Collett at [email protected].


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