Category Archives: My Books
On March 28, 1841, Dorothea Dix found her purpose in life. It was a cold, blustery day when she arrived at the East Cambridge jail in Boston, Massachusetts, to teach Sunday school to the prisoners. But, first, with her characteristic … Continue reading
Today – March 4, 1933, with the inauguration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Frances Perkins became the first woman cabinet member. President Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins Secretary of Labor during the greatest economic crisis in American history – the Great … Continue reading
If you watched my segment on the Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” (1/2017), here is more information about my position on the issue of the model for the “We Can Do It”. (The poster was renamed “Rosie the Riveter” … Continue reading
FYI: An interview I did for Mysteries at the Museum about another woman claiming to be the model for the We Can Do It Poster will be aired tonight on the Travel Channel at 10 pm EST.
Thanksgiving day has had many meanings throughout American history. Four years after the end of the Civil War, Thomas Nast created this cartoon titled “Uncle Sam’s Thanksgiving Dinner.” Two symbols of America are depicted at the ends of the table. … Continue reading
Today – June 25 – is the day the landmark legislation, the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act, was passed. Initially it applied to eleven million workers and restricted child labor, established minimum wage, and gradually limited the workweek to forty … Continue reading
“It was a cold, blustery day on March 28 . . . ” so I wrote in my first biography “Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix.” The year was 1841 – 175 years ago – when Dix … Continue reading