• White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing
      By Gail Lukasik
      $22.99
      Air Date/Time December 8, 3 pm CST
      1st ed., hardcover, 316 p.

      Gail’s journey of self-discovery and redemption begins with her appearance on PBS Genealogy Roadshow. Introducing herself with the words “I’m a mystery author who’s never been able to solve my own family mystery”, she learns in a very public way the very private history her mother kept secret.

      In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother’s...Learn More

    • Funding Feminism:
      Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967
      by Joan Marie Johnson
      $39.95
      Air Date/Time: December 9, 12pm (Central)
      320 pages, hardcover

      How did a group of affluent white women beginning in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women? Through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street “Merchant Prince” William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune.

      Motivated by their...Learn More

    • Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago
      By Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time September 7, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 336 pages, cloth

      Sabella Nitti was an Italian immigrant who spoke little English and struggled on her primitive family farm outside Chicago before her arrest in 1923 for the murder of her missing husband. Within two months, she was found guilty and became the first woman ever sentenced to hang in Chicago.

      Journalist Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi leads readers...Learn More

    • The Radium Girls

      The Radium Girls
      by Kate Moore
      $26.99
      Air Date/Time May 11, 2:30pm (Central)
      1st ed., 496p., cloth with dj

      The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s undark danger…

      The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.

      Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst...Learn More

    • Heroines of Mercy Street

      Heroines of Mercy Street:
      Real Nurses of the Civil War
      by Pamela Toler, PhD
      $27.00
      Air Date/Time May 2, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 304p., hardcover

      Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia mansion turned wartime hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses...Learn More

    • Girl In Disguise

      Girl in Disguise
      by Greer Macallister
      $25.99
      Air Date/Time April 13, 3pm (Central)
      1st ed., 320p., hardcover

      Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country.

      With no money and no husband, Kate Warne finds herself with few choices. The streets of 1856 Chicago offer a desperate widow mostly trouble and ruin―unless that...Learn More