Tag: Gilded Age

The First Women’s March on Washington

The 1912 election was contentious and a dark horse candidate took the White House. (Please see our post on the Bull Moose Party for more details http://www.historynaked.com/bull-moose-party/ ) In the aftermath of that election, there were still social issues which had not been settled. The cause of women’s suffrage had been in play since the […]

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The Green Fairy – Absinthe

Its precise origins are unknown but it has its roots throughout history. Absinthe is an anise-flavoured spirit derived from botanicals, including the flowers and leaves of Artemisia absinthium (“grand wormwood”), together with green anise, sweet fennel, and other medicinal and culinary herbs. It traditionally has a natural green colour but may also be colourless. It […]

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Ludwig the Mad King

The Wittelsbachs ruled Bavaria and in a landscape of mentally unstable royals, they were a special breed.  Ludwig was born into a family rife with eccentricities if not downright psychosis.  His aunt Alexandra was convinced she had swallowed an entire grand piano made of glass.  That just lets you know what we are dealing with. Ludwig […]

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony-   Best Friends with a Mission

Different cultures have different takes on the rights of both genders; however, in 19th century America, women did not have many rights.  They were considered the “weaker sex” and inferior to males both physically and mentally.  Women were supposed to confine their activities to taking care of a the home for their husbands and children. […]

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