Just four months until Martha and the Slave Catchers is published. Remember, though, if you are curious about the historical facts behind the novel, just go to the top of this webpage and click on “Martha and the Slave Catchers.” I thought it might be nice to give you all a taste of what is […]
My new book, Martha and the Slave Catchers will be published on November 7, 2017, by Seven Stories Press. It is available for pre-ordering at several on-line stores. I know that it has been quite a while since I’ve written anything for this blog, but I’ve been hard at work preparing my first children’s novel […]
I love Jane Addams. When I first heard about her way back in 1980, I thought she was nothing more than a moneyed, “do-gooder” out to help the poor in order to make herself feel important. It took about five seconds to change my mind. Yes, she had some money (which she used to support […]
This is a very special day for all of you who celebrate the work of WILPF. Women are meeting at The Hague just as they did on this day in 1915. To hear about the history of the 1915 International Congress of Women at The Hague, click on this link to the CBC radio program, […]
Hi everyone, On Tuesday, April 28, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will air “Peace in Their Times” on Marilyn Powell’s award-winning program, IDEAS. The guests in this documentary presentation include myself and three other historians—Mineka Bosch, Adam Hochschild, and David S. Patterson. The topic: The 1915 International Congress of Women at The Hague which launched the Women’s […]
Welcome to My World of History I hope you’ll enjoy some articles, notices, and essays on the parts of U.S. history I am most passionate about. It’ll take time to grow, but I hope to add more things as time moves along.