Just one of these titles was a tough bill to fill in 1860 America, much less all three. Women didn't have the vote. They were meant to work hard and look pretty. She rallied against one of the most contentious issues of her time and possibly of all time in American history: Slavery.
An issue that divided America and led to the American Civil War.
From Encyclopedia Britannica: ... in May 1839 (she) began a career as a reform lecturer. That career was a stormy one, bringing vituperation and sometimes even mob violence upon her as she was denounced regularly from the pulpit as immoral for daring to mount the public platform.
(vituperation: verbal abuse or castigation; violent denunciation or condemnation.)
I should mention that she was brave.
Women in the 19th Century didn't have a voice or position like many women do today. Like every North American woman can have today if she wants one. It's not even necessary to leave her own home. We have blogs.
Not only am I glad to have the vote, but my husband sees me as an equal partner. We share ideas, adventures and chores. He was involved in raising the kids as much as I was. All things I take for granted but were almost non-existent even a few decades ago. Just watch a couple episodes of Mad Men to see what I mean.
What does this have to do with CLOCKWISE?
This is the alternate universe that Casey Donovan has to deal with on a regular basis. She's pretty good at it, having had this time travel affliction for most of her life.
The following is a short excerpt from Clockwise where Casey and her friend Sara take a little stroll with a gentlemen who's developing an interest in Casey.
What about you? Would you like to live in the 19th Century?