Category Archives: My Books

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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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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Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History of Burial

One of the 181 photographs, many of which I took in my book Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History of Burial. The caption reads: “Archie A “Binkie” Arnold was a practical joker. He was a plumber by trade. He had … Continue reading

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Mother of Thanksgiving: Sarah Josepha Hale

Thanksgiving Day has a mother, a proper Victorian women, arguably one of most powerful magazine editors in the mid-1800s–Sarah Josepha Hale, who for forty years ceaselessly campaigned for the establishment of a National Thanksgiving, at a time when Americans had … Continue reading

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Saddest Angel

After the lovely indoor celebration of ECS’s 200th, Linda and I went looking for two women’s graves in Woodlawn Cemetery, I have not yet photographed–Celia Cruz and Gertrude Ederle. That’s when I found this angel statue. For my book “Corpses, … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Historic Landmarks

#1, Historic Marker in Johnstown, NY, birthplace of Elizabeth Cady Stanton 200 years ago tomorrow November 15th! It reads: The Birthplace of Equal Rights for Women in this country, and the World, was right here in Johnstown. At the near-by … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Painting

“Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  As part of my research for my book about Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, I went to the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.,  to view a … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Died on October 26

Yesterday–October 26– we made a spontaneously trip to lay flowers on ECS’s grave, Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City: ELIZABETH CADY STANTON BORN JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. NOV. 12, 1815 DIED NEW YORK CITY, OCT. 26, 1902 MOTHER AUTHOR       ORATOR … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

Recently Liz Lekarczyk asked if I would donate a copy of my book “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II” for a fundraiser to help Willow Run Rosies in Michigan take back the Guinness … Continue reading

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“Walk Where They Walked”: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in Wisconsin

A woman who read Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World recently contacted me via my website: “After reading your book about their friendship, I’d love to walk where they walked, etc.  I’m from … Continue reading

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