Listerism

In the 19th century the most important advance in medical science was called (at the time) Listerism.  Simply put, Joseph Lister, working with  Louis Pasteur’s advances in microbiology and the discovery that bacteria cause putrefaction and infection, came to a conclusion:  In a medical setting the first line of defense is to keep the patient isolated from all such bacterial agents.… Read more.

Housekeeping

Hartshorn is not a term you hear often these days.

The best source for information on 19th century terms, especially when it comes to housekeeping and medicine (in my experience) is archive.org, where out of print works are made available to read online.… Read more.

Jennet Scott***

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Daisy Freeman Hench***

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Galileo Freeman***

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Curiosity Freeman***

Curiosity Freeman, born into slavery, gained her manumission papers with the help of a Quaker abolitionist. She is a central character in the Wilderness novels.

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Obituary

With great sadness we report that Mrs.… Read more.

Almanzo Freeman***

Waiting patiently..

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African Free School***

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Waverly Place Series

There will be three novels in this series. The first two are available in print, ebook format, and unabridged audio.  See and

The third novel will be out sometime after 2023.