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Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore is a library school drop-out, historian, freelance writer, and author of the award-winning The Heroine’s Bookshelf (Harper). She dishes about books, history, and channeling your inner heroine at erinblakemore.com

History
The Gruesome Assassination of Leon Trotsky
History
Pilates: The Fitness Trend Started in an Internment Camp
History
The Crystal Palace: Victorian England’s Version of a Pandora’s Box
Weird
That Time When Victorians Contracted Fern Fever
History
The Many Fires That Plagued P.T. Barnum
History
4 People Suspected of Being Deep Throat
History
She Threw Herself Under a Horse For Women’s Suffrage … Or Did She?
History
In the Bunker: Adolf Hitler’s Last Day Alive
History
How Susan B. Anthony Fought the Law in 1872
History
The Strange Tale of Texas’ All-Female Supreme Court
History
Emily Dickinson: Scandalous Spinster?
History
Hundred-Year-Old Fashion Fad: The Hobble Skirt
History
The Gibson Girls: The Kardashians of the Early 1900s
History
The Prison Special: One Last Push for Women's Suffrage
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