Posts Tagged ‘Abigail Adams’

  • Limited by men who want to take control female power, past and present female literacy is among the major gender issues.

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    May 19, 14 • 687 Views • No Comments

    For millennia, men have tried to stop women from learning to read. Before we look back, I wanted to share these World Bank maps that let us see the status of female literacy, 2009-2013 Female Literacy in Developing Nations: Worldwide ratios of female to...  [read more]

  • History of Technology and innovation

    Connecting Abigail Adams to Janet Yellen

    Jan 16, 14 • 1384 Views • No Comments

    Reading about “touch generations” in Sam Arbesman’s Wired Magazine blog, I realized that Abigail Adams and Janet Yellen were connected. Different generations touch when one’s birth year coincides with someone else’s death....  [read more]

  • For most economists, historians, social scientists, it is tough to avoid research bias

    Gender Issues: Literate Women

    Jun 10, 13 • 287 Views • No Comments

    Why have men sought to prevent women from reading? Even in colonial Massachusetts, the law required boys to attend school while girls were primarily educated at home. Consequently, while John Adams attended school in Braintree and entered Harvard when he was...  [read more]