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Women’s Rights National Historical Park

Penny spoke at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park on July 16, 2017, during Convention Days, a annual event marking the first Woman’s Rights Convention in 1848, Seneca Falls, New York.

Her talk was based on her book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.

The photograph was taken by Coline Jenkins, great, great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. One of the themes of her talk was “Agitate, Agitate, Agitate!”



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

2017 is the 22nd 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


Penny’s blog post written in the wake of the 2016 election was reprinted in the recent issue of Bookwoman. “Often I call to mind for inspiration and fortitude the many undaunted, determined trailblazing women, and the men who joined them, that I have written about over the years.” For more information visit Penny's blog - http://pennycolman.com/blog/









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