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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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Harriet Tubman: An American Hero

What do an asteroid, a section of a highway, a college dormitory, many schools, museums and a World War II Liberty Ship have in common? How about statues in Boston, Massachusetts, Ypsilanti, Michigan, and New York City, or National Historical … Continue reading

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Dorothea Dix: Crusader for Humane Treatment

Until 7th grade, I lived on the grounds of a state mental hospital, where my father was a psychiatrist.  So, no wonder my first biography was “Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix.” Her crusade began today–March 28, … Continue reading

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Civil War Women’s Memorial

My high school classmate, Patricia Lowe Ritchie, alerted me to the Gettysburg Civil War Women’s Memorial, a  likeness of Elizabeth Thorn, which was dedicated in 2002, (long after my last visit there). As you can see, the seven-foot statue depicts … Continue reading

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Spies! Women in the Civil War

Last night I got word that the second edition of my book, “Spies! Women in the Civil War” is now available as an ebook (with an orange cover that I love!). I did my research in the early 90s, traveling … Continue reading

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