MORE THAN PETTICOATS: REMARKABLE CONNECTICUT WOMEN by Antonia Petrash
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Connecticut Women by Antonia Petrash
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Connecticut Women profiles the lives of thirteen strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women's roles -- in the arts, on the battlefield, and in education, exploration, and commerce.
Meet Anna Warner Bailey, who assisted soldiers during the Revolutionary War; Harriet Beecher Stowe, who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book credited for exposing the moral cruelty of slavery; Mary Jobe Akeley, an explorer who penetrated the Belgian Congo to gather specimens for the American Museum of Natural History; Katharine Houghton Hepburn (mother of the famous actress), who campaigned for women's right to vot; and Margaret Fogarty Rudkin, founder of Pepperidge Farm, one of the most successful food-purveyors in the world.
These women defied social norms and prejudices, making contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about their extraordinary lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
Globe Pequot Press, Softcover, 2004
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