A Woman of the Century, edited by Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore in 1893. The editors assembled biographical sketches of 1470 accomplished and inspirational women, but Willard and Livermore did not work alone. As the title page notes, Willard and Livermore were assisted by "A Corps Of Able Contributors."
MaryKate McMaster began an Access database based on A Woman of the Century in 1997 and has continued to add to the database since then. She has curated exhibitions, presented papers, and directed course research projects based on the book and database. As part of the Digital Public History course in the Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate Program at George Mason University, she created this Omeka site to enhance the work of the earlier contributors. Like Willard and Livermore, she is gathering a team of contributors to learn about and share the lives of these remarkable nineteenth-century women.
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