A Collection of All My Undaunted-Inspired Posts

January 31, 2023


Indexed here are posts I’ve written while Undaunted goes through its publishing paces. They are prompted by events I’ve participated in, news that relates to the book’s themes, and some of the research I conducted that ended up in the 37,000 words I cut or relegated to endnotes from early drafts.

Ishbel Ross’s 1936 Ladies of the Press and Undaunted

Imitation of Life, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Cassandra of Feminism’s Second Wave, Fannie Hurst

At What Used to Be Called “The Front Page Ball” 

As Playboy Bunnies With Different Tales: Barbara Walters and Gloria Steinem as the Feminist Revolution was Just Getting Underway

In 1897, How a Smith College Classics Major and Stephen Crane’s Common Law Wife Covered the Greco-Turkish War

First Amendment: Judy Garland’s Defamation Suit Put Reporter Marie Torres Behind Bars

Of [More], Life, Susan Brownmiller, Norman Mailer, and The Prisoner of Sex

The Journalist: In Verse, Mary Clemmer, a Respected, Highly Paid Columnist of the 1870s, Had Lofty Ideas About Journalism But Her Opinions About the Field’s Women and Their Prospects Were Not So Helpful

To Edgar Allan Poe, This Top Editor Was “A Pretty Little Witch”

About Those Sliced-and-Otherwise-Diced-and-Otherwise-Dubious-Gender-and-Racial-Firsts

At the New York Historical Society Women’s History Salon: Listen, World! Elsie Robinson and Other Women Columnists

Prompted By Word of a New Biography of Lydia Maria Child 

A “Revelatory” “Riveting” Life Magazine Exhibition in Boston With a Few Additional Revelatory Research Tidbits

The Boston Globe Trove at Northeastern Holds Its Share of Forgotten Women Journalists

Meet Us At the Corner Where Journalism, Race, and Gender Intersect

Two New Books on the Spanish Civil War Radically Change Understanding of the Work of Women Writers Against Fascism

Dorothy Thompson: She Tore Through Europe “Like Richard Harding Davis in an Evening Gown” 

At Last, Says Judy Woodruff, Women’s Issues Are Everyone’s Issues. It Took More Than a Century But Jane Cunningham Croly’s 1875 Prediction Actually Came True