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I WILL NOT BOW MY HEAD
Documenting Political Women

Over 60 primary sources reveal defiant political acts and the resistant voices of women from diverse periods and places. Background information, follow-up questions, research and activity suggestions, illustrations, and selected bibliography accompany each document.

Spiralbound, 119 pages
8.5 x 11 inches
ISBN 0-9625880-3-2
© 1995
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Ways to Use the Documents

Female Fury in the Forum
 Rome, 195 & 42 B.C

Patriotic Righteousness  The Trung Sisters - Vietnam, 40-43 A.D.

Tales of Tomoe  Samurai Woman - Japan, 12th Century

Fighting Feudal Women  Medieval Europe

Let Tyrants Fear!  Queen Elizabeth - England, 1588 A.D.

I Speak with a Free Tongue  Holland & England, The Radical Reformation

A Cunning and Prudent Virago  Queen Nzinga - Angola, 1583-1663

La Respuesta  Sor Juana Inéz de la Cruz - Mexico, 1691

Two Enlightenment Views  Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Mary Wollstonecraft France & England, 18th Century

Woman is Born Free  French Revolution, 1789-1790

The Rebellious Rani  Lakshmibai of Jhansi - India, 1850's

"First Wave" Feminists  Japan, 1878-1927

Freedom is the Thing We Love!  Qiu Jin - China, 1875-1907

Deeds not Words  Militant Suffragettes - England, 1904-14

Soldaderas  Mexico, 1910

The Women's War  Southeast Nigeria, 1929-30

You Have Struck a Rock  South Africa, 1913 & 1956

Give the Woman Back her Lawful Right  Huda Shaarawi - Eygpt, 1920s-1940s

Speaking Bitterness  China, 1920s-1940s

Sacrifice! Sacrifice! Sacrifice!  Independence Movement - India, 1929-30

Women Fight Fascism  Europe, 1930s-40s


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