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The real Rosie the Riveter

I’m thinking lots of people knew this but it’s new to me. The woman featured in the iconic “We Can Do It!” wartime poster is not Rosie the Riveter. More on her later. The “We Can Do It!” poster was

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Women’s work, 1911

Around 1911, the period of my novel in progress, women in factories generally earned 50-60% of men’s salaries. More than a century later, we are at 77% in factory and non-factory careers. Not much progress. Employers then often paid half

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Speaking on the 1919 Knoxville Race Riot at the Norris Women’s Club, April 5.

Tennessee Mountain Writers Conference, April 5-7, 2018. Two workshops: “Ancient fires for modern words” and “Blending narrative & description to empower your prose.”

When We Were Strangers, in Italian translation, presented in Pescasseroli, Italy, August 2018.

Recent Review
“Absorbing and layered with rich historical details, in Under the Same Blue Sky, Schoenewaldt weaves a tender and at times, heartbreaking story about German-Americans during World War I. With remarkable compassion, the author skillfully portrays conflicted loyalties, the search for belonging, the cruelty of war, and the resilience of the human spirit.”—Ann Weisgarber, author of The Promise and The Personal History of Rachel Dupree

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