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Women’s World History Comes to NC

BY JANET COLM When you think about the history of women working outside the home, who comes to mind?  Florence Nightingale? Rosie the Riveter? Maybe slave women? Well, imagine this: it's the year 1478, less than 40 years after Gutenberg invented the printing press. And a woman is a setting type in one of the very first publishing houses. And then think of this: less than 20 years later, one of the earliest collections of women's biographies was published. A group of nuns -- tenacious women who aspired to travel and make a difference outside of the usual bounds of home and family-- got … [Read More...]