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Wretched Richard's Almanac: Mr. Blackwell Does Not Approve

July 23, 1851

In 1840s and 50s New England, both the women’s suffrage and temperance movements were heating up. The convention held at Seneca Falls in 1848 to discuss “the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman” was a revolutionary beginning in the struggle by women for complete equality with men. 326 more words


Madness & Wickedness

As much as I love historical fiction, I am glad I didn’t live when girls had few options. I was reminded of this fact while reading  243 more words

Book Review

July 18, 1914

SEEKS TO PLACATE ULSTER.; Asquith Negotiating with Unionist Leader and Carson.

LONDON, Saturday, July 18. – The Government is making strong efforts to reach a settlement in the Ulster problem. 212 more words

July 17, 1914

LITTLE REPUBLICS NEARING A CRISIS; Revolutionary Situation in Haiti and Santo Domingo Rapidly Growing Worse.

WASHINGTON, July 16. — The revolutionary troubles in Haiti and Santo Domingo grow worse instead of better, and the uneasiness of the United States Government has increased accordingly. 281 more words

Happy Birthday Ida B. Wells!

In 1884 Ida B. Wells refused to give up her seat.  And you thought it was Rosa Parks all these years!  She is another one of those “before her time” kind of people! 107 more words


Emmeline Pankhurst - Deeds not Words

Today would have been the birthday of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette movement in Britain, lathough the woman herself did not believe this day to actually be her birthday. 676 more words


Emmeline Pankhurst

On this day in 1858, Emmeline Pankhurst was born. Emmeline was one of Britain’s leading women’s rights activists and suffragette during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 55 more words