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We love the Gilded Age here at The History Chicks! We have a special treat for you; a guest appearance by historian Carl Raymond of the Gilded Gentleman Podcast. In Act 1,"Invisible Magicians," he pays tribute to the world of the domestic servant, and in Act 2, "Golden Plates and Dinners on Horseback," he'll give you a peek into the over-the-top so…
 
Elizabeth Taylor emerged from personal turmoil with a new mission; to be an advocate for the victims of AIDS. Her name became synonymous with humanitarian efforts for this cause. Not content with just one reinvention, she also put her tremendous energy into the foundation of a global perfume empire. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
In honor of Susan's mom, and as a refresh as we all dive into the new HBO Max series, Julia, we revisit the life of this iconic and effervescent television personality and cookbook author who brought French cooking into American homes. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-…
 
In addition to National Women's History Month and International Women's Day in March, we also celebrate National Social Work Month. With all that in mind, we've re-mastered and edited our coverage of Jane Addams, the Mother of Social work into one episode...an LP if you will. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy No…
 
Edmonia Lewis broke barriers as the first African-American and Native American sculptor to achieve worldwide renown for her neoclassical works in marble and bronze. After her death, her most famous masterpiece lived on, incognito until its relatively recent rediscovery. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice a…
 
Elizabeth Keckley was born into slavery and turned a talent for design into her pathway to freedom. She bore witness to the American Civil War from a unique perspective within the White House as the confidante to her friend (and client) Mary Todd Lincoln. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19…
 
Emily Dickinson retreated from society as she got older, concentrating her passion and power into her work, though she did find love - and enjoy publication - at last! After her early death, her poetry took a convoluted route into the pantheon of beloved American literature. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Not…
 
Poet Emily Dickinson has often been painted as a recluse and an oddball by history, though she had a passionate nature and a rich inner life. She wrote some of the most beloved and enduring poetry in the world during her introspective lifetime, but her audience didn't find her until after her death. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a…
 
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