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...

It is 1866. The Civil War has been fought and won, but has left the country in tatters. 600,000 men are dead. President Lincoln...

I  love book clubs. I belong to a book club and book club day has become my favorite day of the month. As a...

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

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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...

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

In researching Victoria Woodhull's life in England, I have met many new characters. One of them is Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Victoria wanted to work...

Dear Readers- As you know,  I've been working on purchasing rare magazines and newspapers that feature Victoria and Tennessee. I was fortunate enough to...

Victoria Woodhull, the outspoken and shunned feminist of the 19th century has something in common with Santa Claus-- both had their reputations affected by...

Calling herself “Moses” and promising to lead women to the promised land, she focused her attention to women’s rights. A fierce abolitionist, she is hostile...