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...

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.

In terms of social and political equality, what country affords women the same rights as men? We often think that women have more rights...

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

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

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...

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...

The defining undercurrent of conflict within the woman’s movement was established early in its birth; it was the great rivalry between Susan B. Anthony...

A Civil War hero, James Blood took five bullets from the Confederates while leading his men to victory in the battle of Vicksburg. Having lost...

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...