Seeing Henrietta and Marcus’s fated kiss from a witness’s perspective.
With my book out, my daughter asked me how I handled problematic aspects of the American Revolution. She was referring to the fact that Liberty, Justice, and Freedom were all well and good, but only if you were a land-owning white man.
250 years after Crispus Attucks’s death, Black lives are still vilified and murdered out of prejudice. The colonists demanded an investigation after Attucks’s death. As Americans, with a Constitution to back us up, we cannot and should not accept anything less now.
Women were not allowed aboard pirate ships, unless they held the authority.
Quarantines are nothing new in America. Liberty Island in New York Bay, once called Bedloe’s Island, has a long history as a quarantine station.
Prior to 1765, a secret society composed of a diverse, radical group of sailors in the American colonies formed. They called themselves the Sons of Neptune.
The British threaten to attack the fictionalized town of Turtle Bay in A Widow’s Guide to Scandal (coming July 2020). This was based on the very real attack on Fairfield, Connecticut by the British in 1779.
There is some debate over the genesis of the bagel. It mostly depends on how one defines a bagel. By ingredients? Shape? Country of origin?
Lately, I’ve been curious about the lives of female artists in the 18th century, painters in particular. They are a hard lot to track down.
An informative jaunt across the East River and time.