Jane Williamson

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Summer 1976


Anyone who has been confronted by a student, teacher, colleagueor friend with the remark—hostile, ignorant, or both—that "women never did anything in history" should find enormous comfort and pride in the Third Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The 157 papers that were presented in 70 sessions over three days to an audience of nearly 1500 demonstrated not only the scope of women's participation throughout history, but also the vast amount of work that women historians have done in uncovering that participation. And if the sheer size were not impressive enough, the creativity and scholarship of the work, and the warmth and energy of the presentations was certainly exhilarating.



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