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National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, including students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets. Its mission every April is to promote poetry as an important part of our culture and of our lives.
This is a thoughtful, thorough and accessible survey of women in world history. The entries range from biographies to in-depth analyses with multiple subsections followed by a selected bibliography. The entries follow one of three approaches to world history: geographic, focusing on governments from prehistory to the present; comparative, emphasizing universal experiences such as disability and religion; and connective, exploring the interactions among peoples through experiences such as migration and globalization.
March is the month when we pay tribute to the generations of women who have made a difference to and in our world. This year’s theme is “Working to form a more perfect union: honoring women in public service and government.”
Among the honorees this year are:
Daisy Bates, civil rights organizer
Isabel Gonzalez, champion of Puerto Ricans
Suzan Shown Harjo, Native American public policy advocate and journalist
Barbara Mikulski, longest serving woman in U.S. Congress
NPR published a story last week about employers in some states opting out of state-regulated workers’ compensation plans in favor of writing their own workplace injury plans. These in-house plans can make it easier to deny or cut benefits and control medical care of injured employees. According to those in favor of opt-out plans, employees are still protected by a federal law called the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA, although some dispute the amount of protection injured workers actually receive.
Illinois congressman John N. Erlenborn was known as “Mr. ERISA” during his time in Congress. Erlenborn’s congressional papers are held here in the University Archives. The finding aid for that collection can be found here.