Tag Archives: Civil War

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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