Tag Archive: history

Hurdy-Gurdy Girls

by

Since this blog is about imagining history, I’d like you to indulge me for a few minutes. Imagine yourself as a young single woman as the Civil War drew to a close. Because… Continue reading

Downing’s Oyster Restaurant

by

  The latest addition to the national mall in Washington, DC is the National Museum of African American History and Culture. It opened its doors on September 24, 2016 after thirteen years of… Continue reading

Living History: Connecting to Heritage, Part I

by

In a recent post, I posed a question that is central to this series: why is living history important? My initial answer dealt with the need to communicate the facts and concepts of… Continue reading

The Real First Female to Run for President–Victoria Woodhull

by

Now that the run for the highest office in America is upon us, one might think the result will be unique, regardless if you support Trump or Clinton. A businessman with no political… Continue reading

Diversity in Upper Canada

by

My grandmother is Ojibwa, my father was French, and my husband was a Scot. You can despise whichever one of those your English heart chooses, or all of them, but I am not… Continue reading

Living History: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

by

Today, I am introducing a new series on History Imagined that surely gets to the heart of this blog and historical fiction in general, the desire to make the past come alive. While… Continue reading

Sails to Steam

by

You’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all. Watch the men who rode you, Switch from sails to steam. And in your belly you hold the treasure that few have ever seen, most… Continue reading

Paul Revere–Silversmith, Soldier, Spy

by

Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: The White Lady

by

If readers saw the film version of The English Patient, they may remember that the opening scene showed the main characters in a desert cave marveling at drawings depicting humans and animals painted… Continue reading

Daughters of the American Revolution

by

I’ve written a lot about the Civil War in the past few years, but my true interest has always been the Revolutionary War. During the 90s, when I began uncovering my family’s genealogy, I discovered… Continue reading