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Women’s History

Mercer University Press Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month first gained a national stage in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28, both authorizing and requesting that the President proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as Women’s History Week. Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Project petitioned for the month of March to be dedicated to Women’s History. Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to dedicate March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as Women’s History Month.

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Check out the fascinating women highlighted in the books listed below. Click links for more information on each book and author. All titles in stock.


Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907
By Carolyn Newton Curry


Fresh Water from Old Wells: A Memoir
By Cindy Henry McMahon

The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
By Martha M. Ezzard


A Titanic Love Story: Ida and Isidor Straus
By author: June Hall McCash


A Light on Peachtree: A History of the Atlanta Woman’s Club
By author: Anne B. Jones


Life in Dixie during the War
By Mary A. H. Gay; edited by J. H. Segars


The Power of Woman: The Life and Writings of Sarah Moore Grimke (1792-1873)
By Pamela Durso

The Life and Letters of Emily Chubbuck Judson: Volume 1; Biographies and Timelines
(7 volumes in all)
Edited by George H. Tooze


Georgia Women of Achievement Pay Tribute to Thomas

Curry_Suffer_Jacket01.inddThe wonderful and informative video tribute to Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas by the Georgia Women of Achievement is now available. Take note of her biographer Carolyn Curry’s narrative of the amazing woman’s life. Learn more about Thomas in Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907.

Carolyn Newton Curry at Agnes Scott College This Saturday

Carolyn Newton Curry will be signing her new book Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907! Come out and meet the biographer of this Southern suffragette this Saturday, April 26, at the Agnes Scott Bookstore.


Agnes Scott Bookstore Lobby
Alston Campus Center, Ground Floor
Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030


Open to the Public
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Call (404) 471-6350 for more information



Carolyn Curry Speaks at Georgia State University Tomorrow!

Carolyn Newton Curry, author of Suffer and Grow Strong: The life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, will be speaking about Georgia native Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, a Civil War heroine, suffragette, and early proponent of higher education for women.

Carolyn will be speaking at the Special Collections Library Colloquium Room on April 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.
Georgia State University Library
8th Floor Lounge
100 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30303 Open to the Public
1:30 p.m.
Call (404) 413-2820 for more information

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Suffer and Grow Strong

Wonderful morning at the Georgia Women of Achievement Induction Ceremony for Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907, with her biographer Carolyn Newton Curry, and her brand new MUP book Suffer and Grow Strong.

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