True-life tales about history’s unsung heroines — Brides, Muses, Queens, and Spies.
The Secret Pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the Founding of a Nation.
“This wonderfully researched and readable book has done an excellent job of giving another view of what it took to make this country. Essential for academic and public libraries. Enjoy!”
Welcome to my site. I’m Nancy Rubin Stuart, a writer of nonfiction articles and books. I’m fascinated by people in situations that challenge, perplex, or delight them—people like you and me.
While 2021 seems to promise happier, healthy times, it remains a challenging time for women.
Most women still work in low-paying jobs. Pay inequality still exists. So does the glass ceiling in corporate and professional jobs. Today as the Covid-19 pandemic wanes, even those who work remotely from home, find responsibility for their children and domestic chores, falls largely on them.
Why? Tradition has a lot to do with it. Old social customs and expectations are difficult to change and crises, like the pandemic, tend to make people revert. While changing roles for women are becoming a reality, many of us still fear the implications of deviating from the old norms.
These issues have inspired me to research and write about history’s powerful, but often forgotten, women. You can learn about these unsung heroines of the past in the series of books described on this site.
What have I been doing recently? I’ve just completed a book about the Benjamin Franklin’s wife and the other women he loved and lost. Beacon Press will publish POOR RICHARD’S WOMEN in February 2022. A more formal announcement will appear later this year.
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