In 1983, Charlene Eldridge (Wheeler) and I founded an independent feminist publishing company we named for our mothers, who were both named “Margaret.” We published three books and three calendars!
- Peace and Power: A Handbook of Feminist Process” (Wheeler, Charlene Eldridge, & Chinn, Peggy L. 1984. Peace & Power: A Handbook of Feminist Process (1st ed.). Buffalo, NY: Margaretdaughters, Inc.). The Second edition was published in 1987. This book was subsequently published by the National League for Nursing, and now is published by Jones & Bartlett. I also have developed a web site that summarizes essential elements of both the philosophy and the process.
- Heide, Wilma Scott. (1985). Feminism for the health of it. Buffalo, NY: Margaretdaughters, Inc.This book is an edited and updated version of Wilma Scott Heide’s dissertation. Wilma was a nurse, the thrid President of the National Organization for Women, and was instrumental in moving the American Nurses Association to endorse the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S constitution. Available here!
- Haney, Eleanor Humes. (1985). A feminist legacy: The ethics of Wilma Scott Heide and company. Buffalo, NY: Margaretdaughters, Inc. Eleanor was a dear friend of Wilma’s. Her book is a wonderful account of the life and times of Wilma and her friends! The book is still available here.
Charlene was a wonderful photographer, so we were inspired to a project that would document and honor the lives of notable nurses, and of women writers. We traveled around several states in the northeast, connecting with feminist women who we knew were doing important work. Charlene designed and produced these three wonderful calendars, which I have provided here as PDF files