Rebellious Times

Voyages through a time of great social upheaval. Gripping stories of personal battles, crushing defeats, and incredible triumphs.

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Before Hillary Clinton, before women could vote, there was Victoria Woodhull. Born into poverty, abused by her family, sold into marriage, Victoria became the...

I'm excited to tell you that the Book Readers Appreciation Group has awarded The Renegade Queen with a B.R.A.G. medallion. Only 10-15 percent of...

Just as we see the Republicans trying to distance themselves from successful businessman, self-proclaimed Presidential candidate Donald Trump; suffragists, including Susan B. Anthony, tried...

When researching American Reconstruction, I was grappling with both the appropriate language and the details of the events. While I was writing about Victoria...

No, it 's not a trick question.  What year did it happen?  Let's just say that your grandmother probably didn't know of her.

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When I wrote The Renegade Queen, I expected hate mail for portraying Susan B. Anthony as a lesbian (she was), but I did not...

In the 1870s, media was just starting to become powerful, and pictures were more powerful than words. And one cartoonist, Thomas Nast, was the...

Who do you think is the "Ugliest Member of Congress"? In 1870s, the consensus was that Benjamin Butler (1818-1893) was the ugliest member who...

Tennessee Claflin, after she moved to England, married a very wealthy Brit, Francis Cook, Viscount of Montserrat. A believer in women's rights, he encouraged...

Beecher campaigns against Victoria Woodhull’s radical social equality ideas until his own affair is exposed.  His life, career, and reputation are on the verge...

When the voluptuous and scandalous Tennessee Claflin meets former Civil War general Benjamin Butler, she says, “I used to shit on your face.” Before...