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Mary Engelbreit and L. Maria Child: Moving Beyond Popular Support to Do the Right Thing by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

WE HONOR MARY ENGELBREIT AND L. MARIA CHILD DURING THIS YEAR’S WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: TWO WHITE ALLIES IN SEPARATE CENTURIES, BOTH FIGHTING FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE Popular illustrator Mary Engelbreit’s work began to inspire and give me hope in the 1990s. Her … Continue reading

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Honor Your Inner Voice by Tisa M. Anders, PhD

January comes to a close and we now greet February, the second month of this new year. For all of us, we live in a time of great change. For many of us, the majority of these changes are not … Continue reading

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Announcement: Dr. Tisa M. Anders’ Guest Blog for Scholars on Swedenborg Series

April 5, 2016 marked the debut of my first blog for the Scholars on Swedenborg Series for the Swedenborg Foundation, the publisher for my forthcoming book on L. Maria Child‘s (1802-1880) spiritual journey in nineteenth-century America. I am honored. I … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Mrs. Child: A Mentor for All Ages* By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  In the 21st century, mentors are needed even more than ever. For instance, within the academic world, tenure-track positions for new PhD’s are less and less available as well as less and less desirable for many. In this context, … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Voting, Part 2: A Piece of Our Collective Past By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

The privilege of voting in the United States encompasses a long struggle over two centuries with countless persons and groups. Maria Child and her contemporaries provide one piece of this puzzle. [Please see Part 1 of this article series for … Continue reading

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Mentors through the Ages: 19th-Century Folks Feeding 21st-Century Audiences by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

  In the 21st century, mentors are needed even more than ever. Sometimes we find them within our contemporary context, sometimes within the pages of history. This topic especially springs to mind each January when Martin Luther King, Jr. Day … Continue reading

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Publicizing the Personal: When Letters and Journals Move Beyond Private Audiences (Part 2: L. Maria Child) by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

My deeply-rooted affinity for letters and diaries/journals naturally attracts me to any type of published work that somehow calls upon them. Diana Gill’s work (Part 1) doubly fascinated me due to the comparative piece when she called upon these primary … Continue reading

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Publicizing the Personal: When Letters and Journals Move Beyond the Private Sphere (Part 1) By Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

Love of Letters and Journals: the Beginnings for Anders My primary passion has been writing since I first learned the alphabet. As a child, I particularly loved composing letters. My aunt saved some of those early epistles. On May 29, … Continue reading

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Sue Monk Kidd: Her Influences on Me Part III: The Invention of Wings, The Grimkes, and Maria Child* by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

In her most recent book, The Invention of Wings, Sue Monk Kidd delves into the formative years of the prominent abolitionists, Sarah Grimke (1792-1873) and Angelina Grimke Weld (1805-1879). They became figures of notoriety when they began speaking publicly to … Continue reading

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Sue Monk Kidd: Her Influences on Me, Part II: Kidd’s Work, The Invention of Wings by Tisa M. Anders, Ph.D.

Amazing Authorship My introduction to Sue Monk Kidd came in 1996 with the publication of her nonfiction work, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. Part I of this blog series presents my interactions with this phenomenal autobiography. Part II explores … Continue reading

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