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Abolition and Revolution
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This poem by Phillis Wheatley demonstrates how enslaved and free black people saw the American Revolution as an opportunity to end the systematic oppression of black people in the colonies. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women's contributions to the American past.

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05/07/2019
Abolitionist Crafts
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These objects were handmade by women to raise consciousness about and money for the abolition of slavery. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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03/02/2020
Abolitionist Movement
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In this lesson from the New-York Historical Society, students will learn about the abolitionist movement and consider how those who participated in it spread their messages.

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07/23/2020
Abraham Lincoln
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In this lesson from the New-York Historical Society, students will learn about Abraham Lincoln and the causes of the American Civil War by studying his famous Cooper Union speech.

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07/23/2020
Activist Art on a World Stage
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A sculpture created by Harlem Renaissance sculptor Augusta Savage for the 1939 World's Fair. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women's contributions to the American past.

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05/07/2019
Ad for Uncle Tom's Cabin
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An advertisement that demonstrates the immediate popularity and reach of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s masterwork. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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03/02/2020
African American Civil War Service
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In this lesson from the New-York Historical Society, students will learn about African American contributions to the Union army's war efforts during the American Civil War and consider why Black soldiers volunteered to serve.

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07/23/2020
"All Bound Up Together"
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A video reenactment of a speech given by Black activist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper at the Eleventh National Women’s Rights Convention in 1866. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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03/02/2020
American Women in Hanoi
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Two photographs documenting the anti-war activists who visited Hanoi during the Vietnam War. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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03/02/2020
Arguments for and Against Suffrage
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A pair of documents that present competing arguments for and against women gaining the right to vote. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women's contributions to the American past.

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05/07/2018
Army Wife
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Two letters of Lucy Knox illustrate the trials and tribulations of women whose husbands left to fight in the American Revolution. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women's contributions to the American past.

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05/07/2019
The Arsenal of Democracy During WWII
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In this lesson from the New-York Historical Society, students will learn how World War II shaped many aspects of American life, including the production of war materials.

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07/23/2020
Aspirations and Career Goals
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Amelia Earhart’s advice to a young aspiring adventurer. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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Date Added:
05/26/2019
Augusta Savage - Harlem Renaissance Artist
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In this lesson from the New-York Historical Society, students will learn about Augusta Savage. Savage was an artist of the Harlem Renaissance who produced thought-provoking sculptures.

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Date Added:
07/23/2020
Backlash Against Black Workers
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A newspaper article that illustrates how Black workers were the targets of racist campaigns led by white supremacists in the Reconstruction era. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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03/02/2020
Barbie and Christie
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Two dolls created by the Mattel company in 1959 and 1969. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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Date Added:
03/02/2020
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
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In this document, a well-to-do Loyalist lady recounts the events of the first battles of the American Revolution. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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05/13/2019
Beauty, Style, Consumerism
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These photographs show women of diverse backgrounds embracing 1920s beauty culture and style. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women's contributions to the American past.

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History
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Author:
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Date Added:
05/07/2019
Black Life in the Urban North
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An article from the "Chicago Defender" that describes the new opportunities and challenges northern cities offered women looking to escape the horrors of the Jim Crow South. This resource comes from Women & the American Story (wams.nyhistory.org), a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

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History
U.S. History
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Provider:
New-York Historical Society
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Women & the American Story
Author:
New-York Historical Society
Date Added:
05/26/2018