Sources and Open Discussion
It is hard to imagine someone being a better biographer of Jane Grant. Your series was rich with detail and was a nice lesson in how far women have come. For starters, maybe consider shopping it to Long Reads or the Atlantic or the New Yorker itself?
On a side note, one thing I found interesting is how the graphics in the New Yorker appear mostly unchanged from its inception.
I was previously unfamiliar with Jane but I won’t forget her now. So thank you for a great job. It was enough to make me subscribe and pay because you earned it.
Thank you so much for the special week-long articles about the life of Jane Grant.
I will admit that I am not a person who normally read biographies, but the series was fascinating! After the first, I waited until they were all in my inbox and read them slowly over a couple of days.
It was fascinating to read about a woman of a generation just behind my generation hitting against so many obstacles similar to those I faced during my career – things were a easier for me, but I recognized all the male excuses… I retired from a long career in computer systems development about 5 years ago. Jane Grant was such a capable woman, whose accomplishments were (of course) associated with the men around her… Things have changed… but only a little!
This has been a lovely read. Thank you so much for doing the research and putting it together!
If I had known about Jane Grant two years ago I might have done a masters thesis on her. But now I’m wrapping up my public history masters and headed to library school in the fall. I do suspect Jane will be lurking in the back of my head for a while
Loved, loved this series! I also wish Jane Grant was going to be your next book project. But now hopefully it will be mine!
Loved reading this. I worked at White Flower Farm 20 years ago so I knew of Jane Grant as a founder of the company, but did not know any of her story beyond perennials.