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Mary Allen Wilkes. Tecnóloga conocida por ser la primera persona que usó una computadora en el hogar desarrollado por ella misma. Foto tomada por Chris Monk.

Mary Allen Wilkes. Tecnóloga conocida por ser la primera persona que usó una computadora en el hogar desarrollado por ella misma. Foto tomada por Chris Monk.

Break time: Workers sit together to eat their home-packed lunches on some steps at the Willow Run bomber plant

Campaigners battle to save iconic Detroit factory made famous for hiring 'Rosie the Riveter' - the unassuming worker chosen as the poster-girl for the female war effort during WWII

Break time: Workers sit together to eat their home-packed lunches on some steps at the Willow Run bomber plant

Marie Mitchell was the first American woman astronomer.  In 1865, she became the first astronomy professor, male or female, at Vassar College.

Marie Mitchell was the first American woman astronomer. In 1865, she became the first astronomy professor, male or female, at Vassar College.

P. 410--Formed in 1903, modeled after a British organization. "WTUL hoped to reconcile women workers and the organized labor movement" (DuBois & Dumenil, p. 410)

P. 410--Formed in 1903, modeled after a British organization. "WTUL hoped to reconcile women workers and the organized labor movement" (DuBois & Dumenil, p. 410)

This photo shows a woman who was probably working during the war but now has gone back to being a housewife because the men from war came back.

This photo shows a woman who was probably working during the war but now has gone back to being a housewife because the men from war came back.

Ida B. Wells teamed up with white activist Bella Squire to found the Alpha Suffrage Club in 1913, believed to be the first black women's suffrage association in the United States. The club played a pivotal role in electing the first African-American alderman in Chicago in 1915, Oscar DePriest.

Ida B. Wells teamed up with white activist Bella Squire to found the Alpha Suffrage Club in 1913, believed to be the first black women's suffrage association in the United States. The club played a pivotal role in electing the first African-American alderman in Chicago in 1915, Oscar DePriest.

Burning and hanging were the most popular forms of execution for accused witches in medieval Europe. Burning seems to have been most common in continental Europe while hanging was more common in Britain -- and thus also in the American colonies later as well. The death penalty was imposed on a wide variety of crimes in this era, but witchcraft in particular was punished by death on the basis of Exodus 22:18: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" and Leviticus 20:27: "A man also or woman…

Persecuting Witches and Witchcraft

Burning and hanging were the most popular forms of execution for accused witches in medieval Europe. Burning seems to have been most common in continental Europe while hanging was more common in Britain -- and thus also in the American colonies later as well. The death penalty was imposed on a wide variety of crimes in this era, but witchcraft in particular was punished by death on the basis of Exodus 22:18: "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live" and Leviticus 20:27: "A man also or woman…

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