I am excited to announce that my new book, Fully Equal to the Situation: Nineteenth-Century Women of Wellington, Ohio is now available! After a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign, we were able to cover the costs of adding even more material to the finished volume. Thank you so much to everyone who pre-ordered a copy. The published book includes eight extended and annotated biographical essays of a dozen Wellington women, with more than thirty illustrations. Even if you have been a follower of this blog since the beginning, there will be original content that you have not yet read.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, there are several ways to do so. I personally have a stock and am happy to respond to emails or messages posted to this page. For those who live outside the area, the publisher is selling copies via his website. (Railway Station Press is able to accept multiple payment methods, including PayPal. Media Mail shipping is included free of charge, with more expedited delivery options available at cost.) The price for a paperback is $18. A limited number of signed hardcovers are available for $50; purchasers will also receive a 19th-Century Wellington magnet.
Copies will be available at my Bicentennial kick-off lecture in early January; please see the “Upcoming Talks” page for details. The Spirit of ’76 Museum and the Wellington Women’s League have invited me to do book readings, and I will add those events to the aforementioned talks page as soon as they are finalized. It was my privilege to donate two copies to the Herrick Memorial Library, one of which has been added to the non-circulating local history collection. Public libraries are too-often unappreciated treasures and neither this blog nor the book would exist without them.