BY LIESL BRADNER
FEBRUARY 2018 • AMERICAN HISTORY MAGAZINE
Journalism took pioneering female reporter undercover and around the world in 72 days
NELLIE BLY STARED into the mirror, working hard on looking mad. “I had read how crazy people have staring, far-away eyes so I opened mine as wide as possible and stared unblinking at my own reflection,” she wrote later. “Wintery chills ran up and down my back in very mockery of the perspiration which was slowly but surely taking the curl out of my bangs.” READ MORE
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