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  • Women Political Leaders

    Modern Women Political Leaders

    40 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    The twentieth century marked the greatest change and advancements for women in America and Europe, though of course these advancements and opportunities also varied for individual women, depending on race and class....

    From Women Political Leaders Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Warriors

    Women Warriors in the Ancient World

    26 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Women had various amounts of power across the ancient world, depending on the time, place, and circumstance into which they were born. In ancient Egypt, women had relative power and were allowed to own property, sign...

    From Women Warriors Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writers in the Industrial Revolution

    22 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    During the 1800s in English-speaking countries, there were gradual changes in social attitudes toward women writers. Over time, it became easier and more socially acceptable for women to be published authors,...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writers Who Speak to Today

    19 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    In the twenty-first century, it is no longer a social convention that a woman writer must have a male family member to be her agent to interact with her publisher. Nor is it necessary for a writer who is a married woman...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Women in Beauty and Fashion Businesses

    20 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    After the Civil War and well into the 1900s, the United States saw continued industrial expansion. As in earlier times, men dominated most enterprises. Numerous women, however, founded successful businesses that appealed...

    From Women Entrepreneurs Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Athletes

    Leveling the Playing Field: From the 1980s to the 1990s

    21 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Women's sports expanded at an astonishing rate after Title IX was passed. For example, in 1964 women participated in only six sports in the summer Olympics, and by 1984 women participated in sixteen sports. One of the...

    From Women Athletes Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Contemporary Women Entrepreneurs

    22 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    In the US business world today, female entrepreneurs are not as harshly criticized as their forerunners of earlier times. However, business was especially difficult for everyone during the recession years between 2002...

    From Women Entrepreneurs Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Athletes

    Bringing about Change from the 1950s to the 1970s

    20 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    There was a time when many colleges and universities did not admit women. They also did not offer women athletic scholarships, and girls continued to face discrimination and ridicule when it came to sports. They were...

    From Women Athletes Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Warriors

    Women Warriors in the Middle Ages

    21 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Across Europe, the Middle Ages was a period of time that began with larger roles for women in society and ended with more legal restrictions placed on women that would last until the twentieth century. From the Vikings...

    From Women Warriors Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writing Before the Christian Era

    16 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Writing was a tool of civilization for cultures near the Mediterranean Sea for some two thousand years before the Christian Church was formed. As time went on, writing became their formal way to record history. Other...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writing in the Twentieth Century

    18 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    By the twentieth century, books, magazines, and newspapers were widely available, thanks to affordable printing and distribution. Public libraries and public schools made a high-school education a possibility for more...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Striving Amidst Wars

    18 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    After the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the new nation faced numerous challenges. Between 1784 and 1789, they faced a major economic depression, for example. The prices of many goods that had been inflated during the...

    From Women Entrepreneurs Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Athletes

    Carrying the Torch Forward in the New Millennium

    19 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Title IX has changed everything. From the time that President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972 to the present, nine times as many girls play high school sports as before Title IX. Additionally, there has been a...

    From Women Athletes Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Warriors

    Women Warriors in the Nineteenth Century

    19 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    As in earlier centuries, the nineteenth century was a time when countries that had been colonized by imperial powers fought against their influence. Manikarnika, an Indian queen in the Jhansi State of north India, was a...

    From Women Warriors Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Athletes

    Making History in the Early 1900s

    16 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    In the early 1900s, people still believed that physical activity would endanger a woman's reproductive capabilities as well as produce unsightly muscle. The fear was that women would no longer appear feminine and...

    From Women Athletes Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writers in the Middle Ages

    15 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Mediterranean area endured a thousand years of lost technology, as well as unstable governments and economies. Scholarship was preserved in isolated Christian monasteries and later...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Writers

    Women Writing During the Enlightenment

    14 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    The Italian Renaissance brought a transition from medieval times to the Early Modern Period in Europe. This time of renewed technological development, cultural innovations, and government reorganization came later for...

    From Women Writers Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Success During Turmoil

    15 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    After World War II, the United States enjoyed a thriving economy. In fact, “Between 1945 and 1960, the gross national product more than doubled, growing from $200 billion to more than $500 billion.” Economic prosperity,...

    From Women Entrepreneurs Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women in Technology

    Women in Technology Today

    22 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    Today, women are the CEOs of major corporations, professors, and computer programmers, and they continue to pioneer in the fields of technology and science. Young girls today will grow up with role models like Grace...

    From Women in Technology Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017. 

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Before and After the Revolution

    15 pages Topic overview GRL: Z

    During colonial times in the 1600s, women's roles were often limited. In colonies founded by settlers from England (part of the British Empire), English customs and laws prevailed. Men were dominant and girls and women...

    From Women Entrepreneurs Defying Convention: Women Who Changed the Rules New York: Enslow, 2017.