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


 
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Seneca Falls deserves some respect

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on November 10, 2016 | Leave a comment (0)
A newsy article about Seneca Falls, NY, the setting for my first historical novel, turned up in the Washington Post recently. Debra Bruno starts out by declaring that “If Concord, Mass., is the home of the “shot heard round the world” in the American Revolution, and Gettysburg was...

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Women rule in Seneca Falls

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on March 28, 2012 | Leave a comment (1)
If you support women’s rights and haven’t made a trip to Seneca Falls, NY—go! I’ve visited several times and never fail to be moved by the names of the 68 courageous women engraved on the wall in the Women’s Rights National Historical Park who signed the Declaration of Sentiments more...

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History books lie

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on August 16, 2011 | Leave a comment (1)
“Women never did anything important. If they had it would be in the history books.” So claims the father-in-law of National Women’s History Museum founder Karen Staser. Can you imagine spending holidays with that guy? Still, he’s not alone. Most Americans grow up thinking men built the...

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How writers get ideas

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 19, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
Ideas for my historical novels grew out of my employment as a journalist–or, more exactly, from the places my job as magazine writer and editor took me. One of those places was Seneca Falls, NY, where I traveled to write a town profile for a regional magazine. I toured Elizabeth Cady...

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A marvelous book about women’s rights

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on May 8, 2011 | Leave a comment (0)
Georgia Mullen has written a marvelous book about women’s rights in the early part of the twentieth century. The characters in [A Shocking & Unnatural Incident] are very believable and the reader is involved in the story quickly. The work Elizabeth Stanton did for women should be greatly...

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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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This Money Which I Call Mine

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 23, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
Modern females acknowledge Abigail Adams as an early women’s rights advocate because she urged her husband John, a member of the Continental Congress, to “Remember the Ladies” when drawing up a new code of laws. I choose to admire Adams because she stashed away some cash and labeled it...

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Alice Paul Institute focuses on girls’ leadership

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on December 16, 2010 | Leave a comment (1)
Alice Paul is my second favorite women’s rights hero after Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Still it is only today I learned about the Alice Paul Institute in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Founded in 1984 to commemorate the centennial of Paul’s 1885 birth and to further her legacy, the organization was...

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Collins pens a winner on American women

Posted by Georgia Ann Mullen on October 14, 2010 | Leave a comment (0)
“Amazing” is often overused, but author and New York Times columnist Gail Collins uses it powerfully in her book title, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. An enlightening and energizing read, Collins opens with the tale of...

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