How to Get Harriet Tubman on Our Currency: A Modest Proposal

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During the Obama administration, historians, feminists, and civil rights supporters were gratified when plans were announced to put abolitionist heroine Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. The present administration, however, has neither followed through with the …

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An Outtake: The Lincolns Meet the Strattons

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During the editing of The First Lady and the Rebel, some sacrifices had to be made, and the following is one of them: a deleted scene where the Lincolns play host to Charles and Lavinia Stratton, better known as Mr. …

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Photo Wednesday: A Girl from an Album

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For my photo Wednesday, here’s a photograph of an unnamed young girl from an album I own.¬† Victorian photograph albums range from the simple to the elaborate–some even played music!¬†Sadly, many have been broken up by photo dealers–understandably, as many …

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We Have Winners!

The cat-naming committee convened this morning, and, after giving the matter great thought, selected a name: Rochester! Several of you thought of this name, so there are multiple winners. Congratulations, Evelyn Dangerfield, Cyndi Williamson, Julia, Jayne Smith, and Libby Hunt! …

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Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

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I may be blogging again before the year is out, but just in case I don’t make it and/or you’re too busy to stop by, I wanted to wish all of my blog readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy …

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Back in Business

Well, today I turned in my manuscript to my publisher, so the duchesses have allowed me to return to blogging. They have, however, suggested that I move to WordPress, and as you can see, I followed their suggestion. I’ve been …

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New Blog Coming Soon!

Watch this space for my new blog coming in August! Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Blogging Hiatus: A Bulletin From the Duchesses

We, the Duchesses of Suffolk and Northumberland, wish to inform the gracious readers of this blog that until Susan Higginbotham delivers a completed manuscript about us to her publisher on or about August 1, 2011, she will not be posting …

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Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop

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I’m very pleased to be participating in this giveaway, because I have a special connection to autism: my 20-year-old son was diagnosed with this condition when he was two. Our family is fortunate enough to be living in an area …

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Giveaway Winners

Thanks to all who entered Margaret’s birthday giveaway! The winners (who have been notified) were pressedposies and Shannon. Happy reading! Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it …

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