The best book about women in history

January 12, 2023 By:


March is one of our favorite months here at The Everygirl for many reasons, Pisces season being one of them (duh!), but most importantly, it’s because it’s history month. history of women. We don’t need a special month to be thankful for all the women who came before us, but we sure will take any reason to celebrate them—especially the 31st.

This year, we honor them by tapping into the many ways we can learn more about their legacy and continue their efforts. This starts with keeping our beloved and romantic YA novels on the shelves for the next month and picking up a few books about women in history who are the most famous and. Good reading reading this month.

These books about women in history will educate and inspire you, so we encourage you to read as many as you can this month (plus some!) to celebrate history do women:

Eleanor Herman

Off to the core: 3,000 years of female spirituality

There is a special kind of rage that is often reserved for women, especially women who are in power or aspire to it. In a story that is shocking, eye-opening, and powerful for change, author Eleanor Herman uses humor and wisdom to examine systems that have worked for more than three thousand years—and still do. -work today-against powerful women across the board. world, including Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, and others. Each chapter examines the tried-and-true methods of misogyny to discourage women, culminating in a finale that encourages us to tear up what he calls the Misogynist’s Handbook for good.

April White

Colony of Divorce

This story provides a fascinating account of the fearless women of the 19th century who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start a life of their own. Author and historian April White reveals the incredible social, political and personal drama that took place in Sioux Falls (the only city in the country where female divorce is legal ) and echoes the city through the story of four different women who are desperate. to leave their marriage and start their own journey for freedom, even though it is an act of society that makes a spirit.

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Shelley Puhak

Dark Queens: The Bloodshed That Shaped the Ancient World

This is a remarkable story of two powerful women in the early Middle Ages who wielded great power, and were looked down upon for being strong women. The two queens commanded armies, negotiated with kings, formed alliances, and fought civil wars with innovation and art, which laid the foundation for what would one day become Charlemagne’s empire. But after their death, their stories were completely rewritten, and their names were left to be slandered and treated as legends. But, this book is where they are told a real journey and impact, giving us evidence that women leaders can change the world.

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Martha S Jones

Vanguard: How Black Women Break Barriers, Win the Vote, and Affirm Equality for All

In the story we learn in our history class, the crusades began in Seneca Falls in 1848 and ended with the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. But this predominantly white women’s movement did not get the vote for many black women, and to protect them. Powers need their own movement. This amazing novel tells the story of African American women’s pursuit of political power from the nation’s earliest days to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and beyond, and how those who -how violence changed American history forever.

Jennifer Wright

Madame Restell: The Life, Death, and Resurrection of New York’s Most Fabulous, Fearless, and Infamous Abortionist

This novel tells the story of Madam Restell, a self-taught surgeon who provided medical care to thousands of women—rich and poor alike—in New York City. However, her rise to the top was during a nationwide campaign to disempower women by restricting their access to health, disrupting and stopping her work from the beginning of what we now know as the pro-life movement. Giving due light to all that she has done for the women of the country, this is a must-read for anyone and everyone who believes when it comes to women’s rights, women’s bodies, and history. women, women should control the story.

Kate Moore

Women of Radium

Radium shined during the First World War and was said to be “wonderful” for all beauty. When hundreds of young women got their hands on radium, they only glowed for a short time before they got sick. This story follows the courage of women as they fight to change norms, increase research, and ultimately, save lives.

Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden reading

Hidden Figures tells the incredible story of four black mathematicians who from teaching math in remote southern schools contributed to the NASA calculations that led to some of America’s greatest achievements. in the sky.

Hallie Rubenhold

The five

The five women had nothing in common except for the year they were killed: 1888. The culprit was never identified, but the press made their own version known. Author Hallie Rubenhold wrote this book to give Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine and Mary Jane their own back stories.

Like Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

RBG is beautiful

Ruth Bader Ginsburg — to know her is to love her. Ginsburg’s family, close friends, colleagues and secretaries help shape the never-before-told story of the famous woman and her legacy.

Sonia Purnell

A Woman Without Need

Based on new research, Sonia Purnell reveals the life of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II by revolutionizing the secret war. At the time, she was seen as one of the most dangerous women in the world, but this story tells of her heroism and perseverance that helped win the war.

Helen Rappaport

The Romanov Women: The Secret Lives of Nicolas and Alexandra’s Daughters

The story of the four Romenov sisters (young royals of the early 20th century) and their tragic deaths was the only story told about them for decades, but this book offers a different perspective on their lives . It captures the joy they experienced despite the end of Imperial Russia, World War I, and the Russian Revolution.

Stacy Schiff

Witches: Salem, 1692

This non-fiction psychological thriller tells the story of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692 Massachusetts. Authored by renowned historian Stacy Schiff, this story covers the mystery of the trials and the role of women in shaping the nation’s future.

Denise Kiernan

Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Little is known about Oak Ridge, Tennessee and what many people were doing there during World War II. The women who worked there were not allowed to talk about their work, and they were not allowed to know why they were doing what they were doing until Hiroshima was bombed. This story explores their lives outside of work and how the impact of their work is still felt today.

Caroline Fraser

Prairie Fire: The American Dream by Laura Ingalls Wilder

The true story of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of Little House on the Prairie, has never been told until now, in this biography by Caroline Fraser. With the help of manuscripts, letters, journals, and public records, Fraser fills in the gaps in Wilder’s life.

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross

Black Women’s History of the United States

Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross explore and celebrate the lives of black women in history and how they have helped shape the future. This book presents the lives of enslaved women, religious leaders, artists, feminists, activists, and others to serve as evidence of their legacy. and history.

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