Up early this morning, excited that today–Feb. 9th–is the official publication date of the paperback of “Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World” with a bright new cover and bonus material, including a Q & A. Here’s my answer to the question “What inspired you to write “”Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony”: “I love compelling, significant, and underreported historical stories–especially about women. These are all things I found in the unlikely friendship of two fascinating and inspiring women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who fueled the controversial nineteenth-century fight to improve the social, civil and economic conditions of women’s lives. It is a riveting story of progress and betrayal, with a host of supporting characters that range from admirable to controversial. It is an illuminating account of democracy, citizenship, voting rights, and gender equality. In short, how could I not write this book?”
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.
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? Do you have a preference?
First snow for twingrandkids, and it’s a whopper!
Cardinal in my dining room window during our first Blizzard of 2016. I’d invite it in, but we have a cat!
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 More information: http://pennycolman.com/breaking-the-chains-the-crusade-of-dorothea-lynde-dix/
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!
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, bold cover, plus the addition of an interview with me, discussion questions, and an excerpt from Corpses, Coffins, and Crypts: A Friendship That Changed the World! Publication date is 2/6/16: It can be pre-0rdered at any online or brick and mortar bookstore.
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 ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Today–January 11th in 1885, Alice Paul was born in Paulsdale, New Jersey. Happy Birthday Alice Paul! “To me,” she said in a 1972 interview, “there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.”
“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 such as a teaspoon that must be “level.” Although left with a pronounced limp after a bout of paralysis in her right leg when she was a teenager, Fannie Farmer ran her own cooking school, Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, and traveled widely giving lectures, even after having two strokes and being confined to a wheelchair. We have a well-used copy of the tenth (1959) edition that once belonged to Linda’s mother. Her Italian mother and aunt, Linda remembers, faithfully followed Farmer’s cookbook to learn “American cooking.” The images are our well-used copy and two illustrations: “A Few Aromatic Herbs” and “Simple Garnishes”