Rebecca Pritchar, author of the Frayed Edge Press non-fiction title, Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist sits down for a question and answer session!
Learn what Rebecca has to say about the research and writing process; what she thinks is most relevant about Hacker, a 19th-century journalist, for readers today; and what her next project is!
Get all the details on the Pritchard Q&A page!
More about the book here: Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist
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Have you ever heard of Jeremiah Hacker? Neither has most of the modern American public, unfortunately! But fear not! Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard is ready to educate, and to bring this important but forgotten 19th-century rabble-roused to life at an upcoming event hosted by the Maine Historical Society. Author of at Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist from Frayed Edge Press, Pritchard will re-introduce the waiting public to Hacker on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 1:00 to 2:00pm at the Maine Historical Society (MHS) in Portland. This event will feature a slide show and talk by Pritchard, as well as time for Q&A and discussion.
Jeremiah Hacker was an outspoken and controversial journalist based in Portland, Maine, for much of his professional life. He's perhaps best known as the publisher and lead writer for The Pleasure Boat, which has the distinction of being considered Maine's most controversial newspaper. Inspired by his Quaker background, Hacker worked to end slavery, poverty, and inequality of women through his writing. He spoke out against prisons, advocating instead for reform and education. He broke with all forms of organized religion and urged people to leave their churches and find moral direction from within. He promoted no political party, believing people would be better off without government. He was in favor of land for all. The most controversial of Hacker’s radical ideas, however—and the one that lost him the most readers—was his advocacy for peace as the country headed toward Civil War.
The Maine Historical Society has as its mission: "Preserving History, Engaging Minds, Connecting Maine." Pritchard's talk promises to do just that. Many of the historical photographs in the book were reproduced with permission of the MHS and came from their collections. To learn more about this book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
Jeremiah Hacker was one of the most well-known, and controversial, citizens of Portland, Maine in the 19th century. Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard brings this colorful character back to life in her recently published book, Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist. This weekend, she brings Hacker "home" to Portland, in a reading at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop Portland!
Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 11:30am-12:30pm at Sherman's, located at 49 Exchange Street in the Old Port area of downtown Portland. Copies of the book will be available for sales, and there will be time for questions and answers from the author.
To learn more about this book, visit: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
Frayed Edge Press author Rebecca Pritchard will appear at Sherman's Books of Bar Harbor, Maine on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Pritchard will be reading from her recently-published book on Portland, Maine's radical newspaperman: Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist. There will be time for questions and discussion as well. All those interested in Maine history are encouraged to attend.
The reading will take place from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Sherman's Books, 56 Main St, Bar Harbor, ME.
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Rebecca Pritchard, author of Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist has been interviewed on Portland, Maine's WGAN news radio by podcaster John McDonald. In this interview, Rebecca speaks about why she wanted to write about this colorful and controversial 19th century American newspaperman and activist, and what relevance Hacker's ideas still have for us today. Listen in on this lively conversation about Maine history and its continuing relevance.
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Rebecca Pritchard has published the first book-length consideration of a little-known 19th-century radical with Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarachist, Abolitionist from Frayed Edge Press. Well-known and controversial in his lifetime, Hacker has all but disappeared from public understanding. Pritchard brings this colorful figure back to life, detailing his life and career as journalist in Maine, as well as his progressive social activism on a range of topics: abolition of slavery, women's right, prison reform, and pacifism.
“Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist opens a window on a fascinating Maine original, as well as on a whole era of thought, social justice, religion, women’s rights, reform and farming. Maine’s 19th century Jeremiah Hacker and his vehement convictions are at last unbound," writes William David Barry in the Portland Press Herald.
"Rebecca Pritchard has crafted a vivid portrait of one of mid-nineteenth-century America’s most colorful public figures. Jeremiah Hacker--teacher, itinerant preacher, journalist-publisher and uncompromising reformer—roamed city streets his ear trumpet in hand. His deafness proved no impediment to a life of impressive moral activism. Pritchard skillfully reconstructs the life of a now forgotten reformer, but she accomplishes much more. She situates Hacker’s wide-ranging commitment to reform in the hothouse of pre-Civil War idealism. Pritchard tells a remarkable story in engaging, lively prose," say Joseph Conforti, author of Imagining New England and Jonathan Edwards, Religious Tradition, and American Culture.
Find out more about this book here: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
We're pleased to announce the cover reveal for Rebecca Pritchard's forthcoming book, Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist. This nineteenth-century radical was well-known and controversial in his day, but few people now know of him. Pritchard's book aims to change that, and introduce a contemporary audience to a man who was ahead of his time in terms of many social issues, including women's rights, prison reform, and questioning the roles of organized religion and the government. He was based in Portland, ME for most of his life, where he served as editor and main writer for The Pleasure Boat, known as Maine's most controversial newspaper.
Rebecca M. Pritchard studied writing at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine, and American & New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine. In school, she became interested in the stories buried in old newspapers and spent her time in libraries poring over their wrinkled pages. She has worked for the Maine Historical Society, the Abbe Museum, and Acadia National Park. She lives with her husband and daughter in Bar Harbor, Maine where she writes for The Mount Desert Islander. This is her first book.
Jeremiah Hacker is now available at a special pre-publication sales price of 20% off list price. For more information, see: https://www.frayededgepress.com/jeremiah-hacker.html
“Charity begins at home, but it needn't end there—the proper sphere of charity is the world.”
With these words, newly-graduated nurse Delia Battles embarked on the great adventure of her young life. What is remarkable to the reader is how much of her tale of war, refugees, foreign occupation, and finally, nursing tradition and education, still rings true today.--Denise M. Ferraro, M.S., R.N., F.N.P.-B.C.
Now available as an ebook! Delia Battles Lewis' memoir, A Nurse's Story: Medical Missionary in Korea and Siberia, 1915-1920. Purchase from Amazon for $3.99 or read for FREE on Kindle Unlimited or in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.
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We're pleased to announce the publication of A Nurse's Story: Medical Missionary in Korea and Siberia, 1915-1920, a memoir by Delia Battles Lewis. This is an unusual story of an early twentieth-century American woman, who left her small town in Ohio to train as a nurse in New York City and then went on an adventure of a lifetime. She found fulfillment in her work as a medical missionary in Korea, training native nurses at the mission hospital in another small town, Haeju. Her life of service there was interrupted by WWI, when she was called to be part of a Red Cross unit on the Eastern Front. She traveled on the Trans-Siberian railroad, encountered fleeing refugees in Harbin, and then worked in a typhus hospital and helped establish a Red Cross hospital in Omsk. At the end of the war, she returned to Korea to work in a hospital in Seoul, just in time to witness the first stirrings of the Korean Independence movement.
Author Delia Battles Lewis (1888-1959) was an Ohio native who earned her nursing degree at the Presbyterian Hospital's School of Nursing in New York (now the Columbia University School of Nursing). Following her medical mission service in Korea and her Red Cross work during World War I, she returned to Ohio and married William A. Lewis of Ashtabula; they had two children. She later returned to private nursing and remained a staunch advocate for the nursing profession throughout her life.
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