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The Overlooked History of Women at Work

Jan 16, 2020 - The New York Times

A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and more.

A Grolier Club exhibition explores 500 years of women as scientists, midwives, writers, activists, undertakers and more.

Martha Maxwell stood only 4 feet 11 inches tall. But in the annals of natural history, she was a giant of a kind.

After moving West during the gold rush, she became perhaps the first female naturalist to hunt, skin and stuff her own specim...