Women and Empire

Raymond Hyser | Jan 2, 2021

Women and Empire is a World History Commons teaching cluster of primary and secondary sources, as well as teaching strategies, lesson plans, and document-based questions to teach the important roles women played in colonial and imperial projects from the 17th century to the 20th century. Surveying how women interacted with imperial landscapes, both as colonizers and as colonized persons, this resource explores women around the world in the British, Dutch, French, and Spanish Empires. These sources highlight how women were intimately connected with imperial and colonial projects alongside men and how women played crucial roles in the development and maintenance of empires.

Tags: Africa Caribbean Latin America World Assignments Lesson Plans Primary Sources Readings Cultural Empires Exploration & Expansion Migration & Immigration Native American & Indigenous Refugees Visual Culture Women, Gender, & Sexuality 1400-1600 1600-1800


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