The Anthonys in Rochester
I have blogged extensively about the Anthony family in Kansas and Martha’s Vineyard because those two areas were the focus of my trilogy’s first book The Truth About Daniel. However, for some months I unintentionally slighted their hometown in Rochester. So here’s my commitment: I will include the Rochester connection on a regular basis from […]
Susan B. Anthony sister-in-law honored
Susan B. Anthony’s sister-in-law and brother were honored with a historical marker in Leavenworth, Kansas. This marks their support for women’s rights.
Civil War Nurse Who Outranked General
For those who prefer to read, here’s the text of the video. I love Mary Ann Bickerdyke for her fierce devotion to the soldiers she called “her boys.” As a Civil War nurse, she was a particular favorite of the soldiers. Bickerdyke set up more than 300 field hospitals for soldiers and made sure they […]
Susan B.’s 200th
It is good to see Susan B. venerated on her birthday, especially since many regarded her as troublesome during her lifetime. I wonder how troubled she would be by some of the current causes that have tried to co-opt her support posthumously. Though I have not been blogging recently, my interest in Susan never flags. […]
One More River to Cross at Underground Railroad Heritage Area
When fleeing slaves from the southern U.S. reached Niagara Falls, they knew they had one more river to cross. But what a river it was with its roiling cataract. The new Underground Railroad Heritage Center in Niagara Falls, NY. chronicles some of the notable African-Americans who escaped across the river and helped others to make […]
Progress Report on the Anthony saga
Writing the Anthony saga requires gathering and sifting through a lot of historical tidbits. And that requires organization! After the holidays I got bitten by the decluttering bug, resulting in a massive cleanup effort in my office. The removal of some furniture gave me a new view of my beloved books, plus some favorite objects […]
Life in the Finger Lakes review
The Truth About Daniel was featured in Life in Finger Lakes Magazine.
All for suffrage, part 2
Susan B. Anthony’s siblings were all for suffrage for Blacks and women. Her brothers were militant and her sisters all voted with her.
“Impressively Crafted” Novel Now on Kindle
It’s so rewarding when a professional book reviewer “gets” the book that you’ve worked on for several years. That happened recently when Midwest Book Review praised The Truth About Daniel. And to celebrate, we made the book available on Kindle! Click here to get a copy on your own device. And PLEASE review it. Reviews […]
Defenseless town massacred
A band of 400 proslavery ruffians–many teenagers–led by a madman named Quantrill conducted the Lawrence Massacre in 1863 in Kansas on this day. Most of the the town’s men were off fighting for the Union. As a result, 180 died and the town became ashes. Personal Experience Daniel Read Anthony knew the town of Lawrence […]