Remarkable Connecticut Women

Author: Antonia Petrash

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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Despite being the third smallest state, Connecticut can claim more than its share of remarkable women who have made lasting social, political, and cultural contributions to both their own state and to their nation. From Prudence Crandall, Connecticut's official State Heroine, who braved imprisonment for opening a school for black girls, to Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose classic Uncle Tom's Cabin urged the nation on a path towards abolition of slavery, to Margaret Fogarty Rudkin, who changed the nation's eating habits with her healthful bread made at Pepperidge Farm, Connecticut women have broken the rules to make their own and in the process improved their world, and ultimately ours, forever.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women, 2nd

Author: Beverly West

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

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New Mexico has not always been the "Land of Enchantment." It was shaped into the great state that it is today by remarkable people throughout history. More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women describes the lives of female teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists who helped to create the state of New Mexico and change the face of American history.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women

Author: Gina Kaufmann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 486

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women celebrates the women who shaped the Sunflower State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state, including a dentist, an orator, a pilot, a mayor and a fugitive slave.

Wise Women

From Pocahontas to Sarah Winnemucca, Remarkable Stories of Native American Trailblazers

Author: Erin H. Turner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 423

Illustrated with archival photographs, and encompassing twenty states—from Florida to Washington, Alaska to Maine—and many different tribes, this book brings together the lesser known stories of the Native American women who shaped their cultures and changed the course of American history.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women

Author: Gayle Shirley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 255

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Centennial State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women

Author: Greta Anderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 116

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Texas Women recognizes the women who helped to shape the Lone Star State. Female teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists from across the state are illuminated through short biographies and archival photographs and paintings.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Vermont Women

Author: Deborah Clifford

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 683

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Vermont Women celebrates the women who shaped the Green Mountain State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oklahoma Women

Author: Deborah Bouziden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 634

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oklahoma Women celebrates the women who shaped the Sooner State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

Tempest-Tossed

The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

Author: Susan Campbell

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Tempest-Tossed is the first full biography of the passionate, fascinating youngest daughter of the “Fabulous Beecher” family—one of America’s most high-powered families of the nineteenth century. Older sister Harriet Beecher Stowe was the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Brother Henry Ward Beecher was one of America’s most influential ministers, and sister Catherine Beecher wrote pivotal works on women’s rights and educational reform. And then there was Isabella Beecher Hooker—“a curiously modern nineteenth-century figure.” She was a leader in the suffrage movement, and a mover and shaker in Hartford’s storied Nook Farm neighborhood and salon. But there is more to the story—to Isabella’s character—than that. Isabella was an ardent Spiritualist. In daily life, she could be off-putting, perplexing, tenacious, charming. Many found her daunting to get to know and stay on comfortable terms with. Her “wild streak” was especially unfavorable in the eyes of Hartford society at the time, which valued restraint and duty. In her latest book, Susan Campbell brings her own unique blend of empathy and unbridled humor to the story of Harriet’s younger half-sister. Tempest Tossed reveals Isabella’s evolution from orthodox Calvinist daughter, wife, and mother, to one of the most influential players in the movement for women’s suffrage, where this unforgettable woman finally gets her proper due.

Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Author: Antonia Petrash

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 961

An account of how the women’s rights movement found fertile ground on Long Island and succeeded thanks to the suffragettes’ classic grassroots campaign. For seventy-two years, American women fought for the right to vote, and many remarkable ladies on Long Island worked tirelessly during this important civil rights movement. The colorful—and exceedingly wealthy—Alva Vanderbilt Belmont was undoubtedly the island’s most outspoken and controversial advocate for woman suffrage. Ida Bunce Sammis, vigorous in her efforts, became one of the first women elected to the New York legislature. Well-known Harriot Stanton Blatch, daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, worked with countless other famous and ordinary Long Islanders to make her mother’s quest a reality. Author Antonia Petrash tells the story of these and other women’s struggle to secure the right to vote for themselves, their daughters and future generations of Long Island women.

Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics

Author: Lynne E. Ford

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: United States

Page: 657

View: 176

Presents a comprehensive reference to the role of women in American politics and government, including biographies, related topics, organizations, primary documents, and significant court cases.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women

Author: Gayle Shirley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 454

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Beaver State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women

Author: Lynn Bragg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 200

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Washington Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Evergreen State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women

Author: Gayle Shirley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 220

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Treasure State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women

Author: Lyndee Henderson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 257

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women chronicles the stories of twelve Illinois women who lived in the era of True Womanhood and dedicated themselves to charity toward family and strangers. Unwittingly, these women forged a legacy that expanded well beyond Illinois' borders. From First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln's devotion to country to ballroom dancer Irene Castle's fight for animal rights, the women of Illinois acted with progressive vision. Meet the wife of the Mormon Prophet, Emma Hale Smith, who challenged ideology; Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, the model of usefulness; Myra Bradwell, considered America's first woman lawyer; and African American entrepreneur Annie Minerva Malone, who built a beauty empire. Born before the dawn of the twentieth century, the women herein paved the way for future generations. Author Lyndee Jobe Henderson presents absorbing biographies filled with rarely published details.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kentucky Women

Author: Mimi O'malley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 588

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kentucky Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Bluegrass State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women

Author: Elaine Warner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 333

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women celebrates the women who shaped the Show-Me State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women

Author: E. Lynne Wright

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 657

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Sunshine State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women

Author: Wynne Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 913

How did Arizona become the amazing state that it is today you may wonder? More than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women recognizes the women who shaped "The Grand Canyon State." Female teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists from across the state are illuminated through short biographies and archival photographs and paintings.

Glastonbury

Author: Robert Hubbard

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 103

While evidence of Native American habitation in the area dates back to ancient times, Glastonbury was first settled by the English in 1636. Situated across the Connecticut River from its mother settlement of Wethersfield, Glastonbury became a shipbuilding center and later a manufacturer of gunpowder, ship anchors, cotton products, soap, and aircraft. One of the largest towns by area in the state, its rich soil led to the establishment of extensive orchards and a large poultry business. Today, Glastonbury is a prosperous residential community, boasting over 150 homes built prior to the 19th century. The town is also home to the oldest continually operating ferry in the nation­, the Glastonbury-Rocky Hill Ferry, which was established in 1655.