FOBPL Author Talk - Shared screen with speaker view
Who can see your viewing activity?
Is there a marker on the building?
Yes, on the Crosby Street side
I assume writing a Historical Biography is a daunting task, especially if the book dates back centuries, there is so much research and checks/balance of accuracy of details . What was your experience in preparing for this book?
At what point did the tide turn in accepting women into medical school. Is there still some prejudice in medical schools against women enrollees?
As you were writing the book did you spend any time day dreaming about who might play Elizabeth Blackwell in a movie version of the book?
Did you ever consider a different format for the book, like historical fiction?
The Blackwells were such a strong feminist family, with even the some of the men marrying prominent feminists Can you tell us a little bit more about the Blackwell family dynamics and how their parents contributed to their strong convictions? What sort of role did Elizabeth’s mother play after her husband died?
What are your thoughts as to why the Blackwell sisters did not do more to support women's rights activists like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and even their own sister-in-law Lucy Stone? Were there any interactions/meetings between the Blackwell sisters and these and other pioneering women who were involved with the early women's rights and abolitionist movements?
So glad to hear that there is no discrimination. I am aware of the high percentage of female med students and so delighted about that.
Interested in knowing where many of the graduates from the Women's Medical College that the Blackwell sisters founded went after they graduated?
If you are planning to write another historical biography, are there any favorites you have in mind?
in the end how do you really felt when Elizabeth felt when she decided to leave nyc and move to england, was she proud of herself and her accomplishments? do you think she met her own expectations?
Which archives hold diaries and letters?
Thank you! Great night!