History: The Women who changed the course of History
This Book Contains the Fundamental History, Early Influences, Life Changing Events, & Lasting Impact of Historical Figures such as Eve, Cleopatra, Isabel the Catholic, Marie Curie, Winnie Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Juana Azurduy and Many Others!
The 21st century stands witness to the achievements of some of the most influential women in the world. And yet, no matter how today’s movers and shakers stand in contemporary rankings, how can we compare them to the giants of the past, the women who took history in their bare hands and bent it to their will? Whether they strode upon the stages of military power or at the altars of religious belief, they have left their marks on civilization.
Eva, Juana Azurduy, Isabel the Catholic, Marie Curie, Winnie Mandela & Benazir Bhutto were women whose lives changed the course of history. They would have been remarkable in any era in which they were born. But by living when they did, each defined the times in which they lived. Their actions transformed the imprint of their countries and the world.
Eve, the prototype for the female gender, got things off to a bad start. Condemned by the male power structure for millennia following Eve’s surrender to temptation, the fair sex received generations of unfair treatment based upon Eve’s error in judgment. The fact that Adam was just as guilty managed to get a pass as authority was deemed the destiny of males because women had proven themselves weak and flawed. Women were expected to know their place, to accept their subjugation to the husbands and fathers who were given authority over them, and to obey without question. When, throughout history, women emerged from obscurity to take their place in government, science, struggles for liberty, the arts, or other arenas where they were expected to remain spectators and not performers, they were judged by a set of standards that regarded their gender as more important than their achievements.
When they succeeded, as Cleopatra did in defending her realm, Isabella the Catholic did in ruling Castile, or Victoria did in reigning over an empire, they challenged the preconceived notions that believed a male would have done a better job. When they were trailblazers, as Marie Curie was in science, Mary Wollstonecraft in medicine, Benazir Bhutto and Hillary Rodham Clinton in politics, Winnie Mandela in activism, and Juana Azurduy in battle, they fought two battles: one to achieve their goals, the other against a power structure that would value a man’s accomplishments over a woman’s. They endured condemnation, hostility, scorn, poverty, violence, and even death in their crusades!
The body of knowledge around this subject is so extensive that Dominique Atkinson has skillfully compressed thousands of books, scriptures and teachings of these historical figures into this easy to read book. Of each of these Great Women, you will learn who they were, where they came from, who influenced them, the fundamental turning points in their lives, and what where their lasting contributions to the world.
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