"Woman will always be dependent until she holds a purse of her own."
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton


 
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4 reasons to read A Shocking & Unnatural Incident

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 8, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
I must disclose that I am a big fan of historical fiction, and this book falls in that genre. Regardless of possible bias, A Shocking & Unnatural Incident is engaging first because it is well written, second because it has an interesting plot, third because it has a surprise (to me) ending,...

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Slavery continues despite war, amendment

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on February 6, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. While the war was fought over a fusion of slavery and states’ rights issues, slavery didn’t end in the United States until December 1865 with passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. Or did it? Consider these...

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‘Fabric’ brings modern U.S. slavery to light–again

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on July 17, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
Nineteenth century San Francisco had Ah Toy. Twentieth century El Monte, Calif., had Aunt Suni. Ah Toy, a daughter of joy on the Barbary Coast, was queen of the underworld, specializing in smuggling and prostitution. Even Niccolo Machiavelli thought she was tops with political intrigue. It is Aunt...

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