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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World

NEW soft cover edition of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World with bonus material. Weaving commentary, events, quotations, and personalities into a page-turning narrative, Colman portrays the friendship between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony — a friendship that changed the world! An Amelia Bloomer Selection

Chronology, Places to Visit, Namesakes, Source Notes, Bibliography and Webliography, Illustrated with 16-page photo gallery, Q & A with Penny Colman, discussion questions.

“Thoughtful portrayal of two complex women . . . invaluable addition.” - Kirkus Review

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/elizabeth-cady-stanton-and-susan-b-anthony-a-friendship-that-changed- the-world



Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial

NEW soft cover edition of Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial with bonus material. Drawing on extensive historical and anthropological research, personal accounts, and interviews, Penny Colman examines the compelling subject of death and burial across cultures and societies. An American Library Association Best of the Best for the 21st Century.

Chronology, Glossary, Bibliography, Epitaphs, Q & A with Penny Colman, discussion questions, Illustrated with 131 images, including many of Penny Colman’s photographs.

For more information visit: http://pennycolman.com/corpses-coffins-and-crypts-a-history-of-burial/

“A daring and satisfying approach to a difficult subject.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review



Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix

Civil War nurses are the focus of “Mercy Street,” the PBS Civil War miniseries. Dorothea Dix, the Superintendent of the Female Nurses of the Army, played by Cherry Jones, appears in the first episode. Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix tells the dramatic story of Dix’s forty-year crusade for the humane treatment of people with mental illness and of her years of service as the head of Civil War nurses. Driven by compassion and “duty” Dix was a indomitable woman who "did not choose to turn back."

Chronology, Places to Visit, Further Reading, 1848 Annual Report, photographs

“A must-purchase” - School Library Journal

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/breaking-the-chains-the-crusade-of-dorothea-lynde-dix/





Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II.

2015 is the 20th anniversary of the publication of Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II . The fascinating story of the millions of American women who did essential civilian and often-times dangerous defense jobs.

Illustrated with more than sixty unforgettable archival photographs.

“Well-researched, perfectly pitched, and completely involving.” - Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

For more information visit - http://pennycolman.com/rosie-the-riveter-women-working-on-the-home-front-in-world-war-ii