The Suffragents

How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

The story of how and why a group of prominent and influential men in New York City and beyond came together to help women claim the right to vote.

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Undercover Reporting

The Truth About Deception

This book unabashedly celebrates the great American journalistic tradition of undercover reporting and offers an argument, built on the volume of evidence, for the restoration of its once- honored place in the array of effective journalistic techniques.

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When People Can’t Be Who They Are

Passing tells the poignant, complicated life stories of a black man who passed as a white Jew; a white woman who passed for black; a working class Puerto Rican who passes as privileged; a gay, Conservative Jewish seminarian and a lesbian naval officer who passed for straight; and a respected poet who radically shifts persona to write about rock ‘n roll.

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The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst

The story of a Jewish girl from the Middle West turned dynamic celebrity author, the kid down the street who spoke her dreams out loud and then managed to fulfill every one of them.

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Nellie Bly

Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist is the first and only fully documented biography of Bly and integrates a wealth of previously unknown information with a reporter’s zeal for the hard fact.

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Front Pages, Front Lines

Media and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Suffragists recognized that the media played an essential role in the women’s suffrage movement and the public’s understanding of it. From parades to going to jail for voting, activists played to the mass media of their day. They also created an energetic niche media of suffragist journalism and publications.

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How Women Changed American Journalism

Undaunted is an essential history of the American women who surmounted every impediment put in their way to do journalism’s most valued work.

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Other Work

Links to Brooke’s articles; to tv shows, radio programs, and podcasts in which she’s been featured; to events she’s appeared at and videos of many of them; to posts she writes when the mood strikes; and to other related stuff. See all by date from the main Other Work page or sort by category from the buttons at the bottom.


About Brooke

Brooke Kroeger is a journalist, professor emerita at NYU, and the author of six books, the latest of which is Undaunted: How Women Changed American Journalism, from A.A. Knopf, May 2023.