Nevertheless, She Persisted: Abigail Adams

You know the highlights of the story, thanks to history textbooks, a Broadway musical, the movie version of the Broadway musical, the PBS mini-series, the revival of the Broadway musical ...the HBO mini-series, New York Times bestselling books, and maybe even from the supernatural-thriller TV series Sleepy Hollow...

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Mary Mapes Dodge

Mary Mapes Dodge (1831-1905) Although she's now mainly remembered for her children's novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates, Mary Mapes Dodge's largest influence on literature may have been through her editorship of St. Nicholas Magazine. Widowed at age 27, and with two children to support, Dodge began writing short stories and poems. After the... Continue Reading →

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