Author Archives: Penny Colman

Inez Milholland

http://tinyurl.com/hjzoqdw Check out this trailer for documentary in progress about the charismatic suffragist Inez Milholland, who gave her life in women’s fierce fight for the vote.  The filmmaker is Martha Wheelock.

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Book Covers

NEW paperback edition of Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A History of Burial. NEW paperback edition of Eizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World!  Both different from the original hardback edition. What do you think?  … Continue reading

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Snow!

First snow for twingrandkids, and it’s a whopper!

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Blizzard

Cardinal in my dining room window during our first Blizzard of 2016.  I’d invite it in, but we have a cat!

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Dorothea 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 … Continue reading

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Grandmothering

Happpiness is grandmothering: I’m reading about dinosaurs with 22 1/2 month old grandtwins: Quinn and Balan, who unexpectedly were born on the same birthday as their dad David, himself a twin!

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Always so exciting when my editor sends the finished copy of one of my books.! This one just arrived–the new paperback copy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship that Changed the World!!!! It has a bright, … Continue reading

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Alice Paul

Repeatedly arrested, Alice Paul was jailed, roughly mistreated, finally brutally force-fed . Why? Because of her unwavering, fearless activism in the fierce fight for women’s vote in the United States, a right that was finally won in 1920 with the … Continue reading

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Fannie Farmer

“All that life has requires nourishment,” wrote Fannie Farmer in her innovative cookbook that was first published today–January 7th–in 1896. In the “Boston Cooking School Cookbook,” Farmer introduced the science of food, nutrition, “tried and tested recipes” and standard measurement … Continue reading

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Lucretia Mott

Happy Birthday to Lucretia Coffin Mott, the preeminent social reformer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Quaker preacher, born this day–January 3rd–on Nantucket Islandc in 1793.  The photo is from an out-of-print book I found in a used bookstore.  Beside it is … Continue reading

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