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Mary Cassatt had always been an independent thinker. But once she became a member of the radical group of artists known as the Impressionists, she sidestepped expectations of gender (and the traditional rules of artistic expression) and forged a singular style that was all her own. This episode is supported by: OSEA: Clean, vegan skin and body care…
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A young woman named Taylor Swift, who we admire greatly, has just released an album that includes a track called "Clara Bow". We thought we would reach back into the archives and bring you the story of Clara Bow, who was the world's first "it" girl, and her journey through the perilous world of fame. This episode is sponsored by: Lume Deodorant, sa…
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Babe's colorful personality, drive, and athleticism made her a role model for girls and women across the globe as an Olympian and a multi-sport professional athlete. We've spoken so often about her lately that we thought it might be time for a refresher on her story! This episode is sponsored by: Factor Meals: Use code HC50 for 50% off first box Ho…
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After decades of struggle against obstacles and expectations that would defeat most of us, Althea Gibson achieved international success in the world of tennis; breaking the color barrier at Wimbledon and opening the game to future generations of players. She built many bridges and fought the good fight in many fields of endeavor - we only wish that…
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According to Jessie Tarbox Beals - the first female photojournalist in the world - the key to success is mostly HUSTLE. In her case, it looked like this: arrive in a new town, set up a darkroom, canvas the populace, ingratiate yourself, SNAP SNAP SNAP, develop, print, deliver, catch the train as it's pulling out of the station... Be in the right pl…
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There are quite a few lines on a tennis court; sideline, baseline, service line - all of which have their functions. But beginning in 1950, a powerful and charismatic African American athlete named Althea Gibson began to smash tennis' color lines, one after another. Althea Gibson broke new ground and changed the world's perception of what was possi…
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Maria Anna Mozart and Clara Schumann were talented and musically gifted women. They were both child prodigies and both dazzled audiences across Europe. While they were (and still are) often put in the shadow of a talented male relative, one woman quietly stepped out of the spotlight while the other fought to stay. Registration is open for our Field…
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Alice Roosevelt Longworth was once the most famous woman in the world. She graduated from youthful frivolity into the deadly serious role of behind-the-scenes political engine and policy influencer; always the center of the action and (sometimes grudging) admiration wherever she went. Join us in PARIS! Registration is now open to travel with us to …
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President Theodore Roosevelt had many challenges during his career… corruption in the New York police force, the creation of the Panama Canal , the Spanish American war, protecting the Grand Canyon and other national monuments, and groundbreaking anti-trust legislation But the greatest challenge he faced was a volcano in a blue dress, his eldest da…
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President Theodore Roosevelt had many challenges during his career… corruption in the New York police force, the creation of the Panama Canal , the Spanish American war, protecting the Grand Canyon and other national monuments, and groundbreaking anti-trust legislation But the greatest challenge he faced was a volcano in a blue dress, his eldest da…
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Mrs. Claus has a history as colorful as her husband's so we spotlight it in our annual visit to her life! Originally, this episode is from 2014, but it's sort of a time-capsule episode: we've added things over the years, including this year, so if you hear Jingle Bells, there's still more to come! For our shownotes to this episode, visit The Histor…
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As a child, La Malinche was sold into slavery by her own family. Through a series of curious circumstances, she began working as a translator and cultural interpreter for Hernán Cortés, and became one of the most famous (or infamous) characters in the story of Spain's conquest of Mexico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoice…
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Please join us and our fellow Field Trip Friends, as we all tell you about our adventures in France! From the glitter of Paris to the Champagne country caves, we share all the highlights of our trip. There's also a very special announcement at the beginning that we're pretty excited about! This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therap…
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As is our annual tradition for both National American Indian Heritage Month and Thanksgiving, we present you with a bonus episode this month, our 2017 coverage of Pocahontas. She did save lives, but her story is far from the fairy tale often presented. For this episode's shownotes, visit us at The History Chicks Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
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