Post, Undaunted

A Collection of All My Undaunted-Inspired Posts

March 30, 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.

  • Book Talk for NYU American Journalism Online with Brooke Kroeger, Kim Todd, and Undaunted’s editor at Knopf, Jonathan Segal—March 23, 2023 READ POST
  • At the New York Society Library—March 20, 2023 READ POST
  • With Diana Van Dyke aka Belchase for the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary—March 12, 2023 READ POST
  • Hannah Arendt, Rachel Carson, Joan Didion, and Betty Friedan Share This Sweetest of Fates READ POST
  • KFAI Radio Minneapolis: Before Upton Sinclair There Was Eva Gay aka Eva McDonald aka Eva McDonald Valesh “Like a Comet Streaking Across the Sky”—February 16, 2023  WITH AUDIO
  • ABC Radio Adelaide, Mornings with David Bevan, “Guess Who’s Coming to Brunch?” (Nellie Bly)—February 14, 2023 WITH AUDIO
  • Ishbel Ross‘s 1936 Ladies of the Press and Undaunted READ POST
  • Imitation of Life, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Cassandra of Feminism’s Second Wave, Fannie Hurst READ POST
  • At What Used to Be Called “The Front Page Ball“—January 26, 2023 READ POST
  • As Playboy Bunnies with Different Tales: Barbara Walters and Gloria Steinem as the Feminist Revolution Was Just Getting Underway READ POST
  • In 1897, How a Smith College Classics Major and Stephen Crane’s Common Law Wife Covered the Greco-Turkish War READ POST 
  • First Amendment: Judy Garland‘s Defamation Suit Put Reporter Marie Torres Behind Bars READ POST
  • Of [More], Life, Susan Brownmiller, Norman Mailer and The Prisoner of Sex READ POST
  • The Journalist: In Verse, Mary Clemmer, a Respected, Highly Paid Columnist of the 1870s, Had Lofty Ideas About Journalism but Her Options About the Field’s Women and Their Prospects Were Not so Helpful READ POST
  • To Edgar Allan Poe, This Top Editor Was a “Pretty Little WitchREAD POST
  • About Those Sliced-and-Diced-and Otherwise-Dubious-Gender-and-Racial-Firsts READ POST
  • At the New York Historical Society Women’s History Salon: Listen, World! Elsie Robinson and Other Women Columnists—November 18, 2022 READ POST
  • Prompted By Word of a New Biography of Lydia Maria Child READ POST
  • A “Revelatory” “Riveting” Life Magazine Exhibition in Boston With a Few Additional Revelatory Research Tidbits READ POST
  • The Boston Globe Trove at Northeastern Holds Its Share of Forgotten Women Journalists READ POST
  • Meet Us At the Corner Where Journalism, Race, and Gender Intersect—Memphis—October 1, 2022 READ POST
  • Two New Books on the Spanish Civil War Radically Change Understanding of the Work of Women Writers Against Fascism READ POST
  • Dorothy Thompson: She Tore Through Europe “Like Richard Harding Davis in an Evening Gown” READ POST
  • 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 READ POST