July the 4th

July the 4th

Happy 4th of July! For over 200 years, America’s women have toiled, protested, lobbied, advocated, and fought for many of the freedoms that we enjoy today. (Photo: New York City Suffrage Parade, 1912. Library of Congress)

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Nellie Bly

Pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly was born today in 1864! In 1887, she had herself committed to a mental institution for an expose about the unsafe conditions in asylums.

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National Review

Official Review: Asylum by Sherry Logsdon Post Number:#1  by samuyama » 22 Apr 2014, 14:08 “Asylum” by Sherry Logsdon is a historical fiction meant to shed light on the various atrocities endured by many women, whose struggles were unjustly silenced or dismissed merely because of who they were. The story follows the life of Isobel McFadden…

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