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Betsy Cazden is an independent historian, writer, speaker, and workshop leader. A former lawyer, she teaches writing at Roger Williams University and is working on a book on RI Quaker slaveowners, slavetraders, and abolitionists.

Real Name: Betsy Cazden

DOB: 1950

Gender: female

Location: Providence, RI

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Diaries published: 16 (211 days since last diary on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 16467 (0 days since last comment on Sat May 23, 2015 at 07:00 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

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Total Recommends: 636

Total Comment Ratings: 5013

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rugbymom's Most Recent Diaries:

When I was six, my father took me with him on election day, down the street to the school where he voted. They had a small sample machine with the little clackety wooden levers for voters to ...
by rugbymom
Comment Count 100 comments on Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 03:15 PM PDT with 126 Recommends
As the movie 12 Years a Slave accumulates richly-deserved awards, including two awards from the British BAFTA and nine nominations for tonight's Academy Awards, a caution is in order. The ...
by rugbymom
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2014 at 12:21 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Cordgrass has already put up a diary on today's action to close down the Brayton Point (Mass.) coal-fired plant, so I'll just add some of my photos from today.
by rugbymom
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 05:50 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Today was training day for the action tomorrow (Sunday) at the gates of the coal-fired generating plant at Brayton Point, Somerset, Massachusetts, the largest such facility in New England. (...
by rugbymom
Comment Count 6 comments on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 06:11 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
This will be short -- the ACLU has a petition campaign to urge President Obama and the DOJ to treat Edward Snowden with full due process guarantees, including the presumption of innocence (instead ...
by rugbymom
Comment Count 44 comments on Sat Jun 22, 2013 at 05:24 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
As December of 1862 drew to a close, all eyes were on Washington, just as they are this year. After eighteen months of bloody fighting, pressure was building on President Lincoln to take action on ...
by rugbymom
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 04:33 AM PST with 39 Recommends

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