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...

Eleanor Roosevelt. Harriet Tubman. Amelia Earhart. Even British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. All of these women have been suggested either in polls or by...

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

I am so honored to have received an outstanding Kirkus review for The Renegade Queen.   A fictional account examines one of the most notorious women...

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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...

George Francis Train (1829-1904) was a man of many titles. He was the "clipper ship" king, having organized the clipper slip line that sailed...

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...