Published Articles by Doris Weatherford

Iíve got mayors on my mind

August 25, 2014

Iíve got mayors on my mind. I didnít intend to. As I drove home from speaking in Safety Harbor on the anniversary of womenís right to vote (August 26, 1920), I thought Iíd probably write more on that. When I sat down at my desk, though, the smiling face of former Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff grinned up from Sundayís Times obituary section. (more…)

Things are looking up

August 18, 2014

Things are looking up. Iíve come to this conclusion despite a greater lack of enthusiasm for the 2014 gubernatorial election than in any in my life. But optimism nonetheless is a reasonable conclusion because Charlie Crist demonstrates that people can evolve. Even someone once known as ďChain Gang CharlieĒ can grow intellectually and expand his ideology to include the depths of understanding that are necessary to deal with complex issues, including those of crime. (more…)

Fit for a king: Floridaís hearts of palm

August 4, 2014

Iím being nibbled to death by ducks. Or at least thatís the feeling. Actually, Iím being nibbled to death by the devils haunting the details. If you read this column regularly, you know that I recently returned from Eastern Europe. I still have laundry to do from that trip, but Iíve procrastinated on it while focusing instead on my next book, which was waiting here for copyediting when we got home. It is a history of Florida women and will be published by the University Press of Florida. (more…)


With an introduction by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Winner of a prize from the American Library Association.
With an introduction by Geraldine Ferraro, this book focuses on womenís fight for the vote.
This 4-volume work covers women in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, DC.

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