Historic Rochesterian Daniel Read Anthony, brother of Susan B., wielded both fire and bullets to bring about the end of slavery in the Wild West. Pictured behind me is the city of Leavenworth, Kansas around 1860, where Daniel emigrated after selling insurance in Rochester, New York for several years.
Throughout his life, Daniel also supported his sister’s more peaceful but equally radical attempts to bring about equal rights for women.
How did his convictions mesh with Susan’s? And what methods did he use? Learn all about it at this upcoming talk:
Powerpoint presentation by Jeanne Gehret
The Truth About Daniel: Susan B. Anthony’s Forgotten Brother
This desk at the Leavenworth County Historical Society belonged to Daniel Read Anthony, publisher of the Leavenworth Times.
Susan B. Anthony and her brother Daniel Read Anthony remained close all their lives. Daniel lived in Rochester for several years before starting a contentious newspaper in Leavenworth, Kansas. This roll top desk where I am sitting belonged to him. I like to think that he penned some of his flaming editorials right here.
My visit to his adopted home will be one of the topics I’ll discuss this month at my Powerpoint talk at the Central (Rundel) Library’s “Rochester’s Rich History” talk. Here’s the scoop:
“The Truth About Daniel: Susan B. Anthony’s Forgotten Brother”
D.R., as he was called, sold insurance in Rochester for several years while saving money to move to Kansas. His own life was anything but risk-free as he rushed into burning buildings, spirited slaves away from owners, and traded both insults and gunshots on the streets of Leavenworth. Meanwhile he encouraged and supported Susan B. Anthony’s campaign for women’s rights.
Jeanne Gehret will be signing books at one of her favorite bookstores this Saturday, 3/24/17. Come say hello at Simply New York on Culver Road and find out why she hasn’t been blogging much lately. Continue reading →
After the holidays I got bitten by the decluttering bug, resulting in a massive cleanup effort in my office. Removal of some furniture gave me a new view of my beloved books, plus some favorite objects in purple, the color of suffrage.
We are pleased and honored that The Truth About Danielwas recently featured in Life in the Finger LakesMagazine. The review praised the novel’s good pace, handling of critical historical events, and “careful attention…to mores and manners of the time.” See the complete review here, titled “Endurance, Determination, and Resolve.”
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In this video Susan B. Anthony biographer Jeanne Gehret explains how her time as a docent and re-enactor prepared to write Susan B. Anthony And Justice For All. Order on sale till 11 pm EST http://amzn.to/2yWp5VL