About the Author

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Hi, I'm Maggie MacLean, author of the History of American Women Blog. I'm an amateur historian based in Southwest Florida and I love to research and write about women in American history. I do most of my research on the Internet - the greatest library in the world - and I always provide links to my sources at the end of every post.

I began writing the History of American Women Blog in 2007 after discovering that there was very little comprehensive information on the Internet about the brave and interesting women who lived in our nation's past and who contributed in countless ways to the lives we enjoy today.

The menus in the right sidebar of the History of American Women Blog are designed to help you find exactly what you're looking for. You can use the Categories list to browse through more than 300 posts about individual women. If you're looking for information about a particular woman, please use the Search Box to refine your search. If you like the content you find here, you can grab a copy of the RSS Feed under Subscribe to My Feed.

I realize my blog's design is rather minimalist, but I'd rather write than spend a lot of time making my websites look exciting or techie. My motto is: "No frills, just history."

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If you have a minute, please take a look at my other blog:
Civil War Women

My greatest joy in life is writing, and I thank you for reading my blog.