August 22, 2016 • Women's Interest
Dorothy Parker is remembered for many things: poetry, stories, her reign on the Algonquin Round Table, her involvement in civil rights, her skewering of the unfair and the mundane in equal measure. But it's Parker’s wit that is her greatest legacy – and to many, her wit as a woman (of all things!) that makes the great poetess as memorable as she is.
August 18, 2016 • Women's Interest
August 18 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. What’s the big deal with the Nineteenth Amendment? It gives American women the right to vote! To celebrate this victory we here at Quirk Books would like to introduce you to some kick-ass women throughout history whose legacy lives on long after they passed away.
August 18, 2016 • Women's Interest, History, American History
A little over a year ago, you would not have been able to convince the majority of the population that a musical based on the life of one of America’s founding fathers would ever succeed. Let alone blow us all away with its incredible music, lyrics, and cast.
Today, August 18th, marks the anniversary of the Women's Suffrage Amendment being ratified. In celebration of this amazing achievement, we’re highlighting some incredible women from history that deserve to be immortalized alongside the likes of Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington in their own epic Broadway musical. Because women all earned that honor.
August 17, 2016 • Women's Interest
It’s the anniversary of the ratification of the Women’s Suffrage Amendment and here at Quirk Books we couldn’t be happier. We’re throwing confetti and counting down to the next election. So without further ado, here are some of the toughest women in American history.
August 16, 2016 • Women's Interest
Many women writers were forced to live in their husband’s shadow. In some cases, the work was genuinely not as strong, but, in others, it was because of the tastes of the time (or straight-up sexism). In an effort to give them the recognition they deserve, we have compiled a list of women writers who were overshadowed by their literary husbands during their lifetimes.