Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

4 weeks ago
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Library of Congress For Women's History Month, here's a short piece I posted on Facebook about dress reformer, army surgeon,…

March Happenings!

2 months ago

At long last, I'm pleased to say that The Queen of the Platform will be available on March 12, just…

From the Underground Railroad to the Water-Cure: David Ruggles

2 months ago

(This post originally appeared as a guest post on Linda Bennett Pennell's blog, History Imagined.) In researching my historical novels…

Ernestine Rose’s English Lodgings

5 months ago

I recently visited England (my first visit in way too many years), partly to track down some residences associated with…

An Unlikely Escort: The Dentist Who (Maybe) Helped Mary Lincoln Out of Frankfurt

6 months ago

In 1870, the widowed Mary Lincoln and her son Tad, who had already been in one war zone in Washington,…

The Bloomer Movement

6 months ago

In 1851, a new word entered the fashion lexicon: the “Bloomer.” It referred not to undergarments but to what had…

New Research on Ernestine Rose

9 months ago

In researching my forthcoming novel on Ernestine Rose, I quickly found that biographers knew little about her family--only the names…

Stanton and Anthony Caught Up in the Draft Riots

9 months ago

National Portrait Gallery: Stanton and Anthony photographed by Napoleon Sarony ca. 1870 In July 1863, the infamous “draft riots” roiled…

Within the Golden Ball of St. Paul’s

10 months ago

In nineteenth-century London (and apparently into the 1960s), it was possible for the venturesome to climb all the way to…

An 1860 Letter From John Brown, Jr.

12 months ago

A while back, I was fortunate enough to acquire this letter written by John Brown, Jr., the oldest son of…