Tag Archives: 19th Century

A Rose by any . . . .

What does an historical romance novel and an upcoming super delegation visit to Cuba have in common? The title, To Cuba With Love. Or it did until I changed the book title last year from To Cuba With Love to … Continue reading

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Is “yellow journalism” dead?

YELLOW JOURNALISM, the scourge of the late 19th century American press, is alive and well in the 21st century, thanks to modern media and 24-hour news coverage. What is “yellow journalism,” you might ask? The Oxford dictionary defines it as … Continue reading

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Mansion yachts: big boy’s toys

BOYS WILL HAVE their toys, and the boys of the Gilded Age were no different. Only, their toys were behemoths, and cost a small fortune. The captains of America’s Industrial Age poured as much money into their toys as they … Continue reading

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Fernandina: A Victorian town

TAKE A WALK in Fernandina on Florida’s Amelia Island, and you’d swear you were back in the 19th century. Located on Florida’s northernmost barrier island fifty miles from the Georgia border, Fernandina at one time was called the “Queen of the … Continue reading

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