“Don’t Forget the Ladies:” Writing About Historical Women

When the movement toward North American colonial independence from Britain was gaining momentum, Abigail Adams wrote a letter to her husband, John Adams, in which she admonished the movers toward independence to “Remember the Ladies” in looking how to shape an independent nation.

Now, I’ve joined writers writing about historical women so that society “doesn’t forget the contributions of women.”

My foray into writing about writing about historical women began with co-writing a book about my Irish great-great grandmother, Harriet Susannah Ellis.

I am now leading the development of an anthology: “Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Look at Women Who Have Gone Before.” This will be part of the “Out of Obscurity” book series bring the lives of individual women of yesteryear to light. Keep an eye out for updates.

Published biographies from additional authors and publishers about historical women:

Also, an interesting article about the changing nature of historical biographies is available here from History Today.

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