Mimi MatthewsMimi Matthews



Kissed Against Her Will: A Victorian Case of Assault and Abuse of Power

In the Victorian era, ‘stealing a kiss’ was considered an unlawful touching and an assault under the law....

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The Notorious 1880 Police Raid of the Cross-Dressing Ball at Temperance Hall

On September 24, 1880, the police received information that a fancy dress ball scheduled to be held that night was going to be of an improper character....

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The 19th Century Confidence Man

The 19th century confidence man was a creature that many Victorians considered to be uniquely American....

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Animal Welfare in the 19th Century: An Earth Day Overview

In the nineteenth century, scholars, essayists, and theologians often pondered the solemn duty that man owed to the natural world....

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Midwives, Abortion, and the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861

Under the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, any pregnant woman who acted with intent to “procure her own miscarriage” was guilty of a felony....

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19th Century Fortune-Telling: From the Drawing Room to the Court Room

Crystal gazing, palmistry, and other forms of fortune-telling were quite popular during the 19th century....

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Mimi’s books are also available at Penguin Random House, IndieBound and Powell’s, and at Amazon in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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