Bill's Books

A DIRTY YEAR
Sex, Suffrage, & Scandal
in Gilded Age New York
 

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A nonfiction narrative of 1872 New York, a city convulsing with social upheaval and sexual revolution and beset with all the excitement and challenges a moment of transformation brings.
 
From Chicago Review Press, April 2020
 
 
 
And from New York's Dutch Era

A Novel of New Amsterdam

The Mevrouw Who Saved Manhattan

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"[A] romp through the history of New Netherland that would surely have Petrus Stuyvesant complaining about the riot transpiring between its pages."

- de Halve Maen, Journal of the Holland Society of New York

Virtual Events

Book Talk

Join me in Conversation with New York State Archivist Tom Ruller about A Dirty Year

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Now On YouTube

Reminiscing with My Friends at Green-Wood

Join me on a virtual tour of Brooklyn’s Green-Wood, a landmark cemetery & arboretum, and hear tales of 18 of my friends – characters from A Dirty Year – spending eternity there. And see last spring bursting into bloom.
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SUFFRAGE 1872: THE COMING WOMAN

Join me for a virtual look at a tumultuous year in women’s fight for the vote, a year when Victoria Woodhull ran for president and Susan B. Anthony voted!
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