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...

That's right, the first woman to run for President was in jail on election day.

Readers of The Renegade Queen are shocked by the unconventional romantic triangle of Benjamin Butler and Susan B. Anthony who both love the younger...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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

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