More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women

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Moving portraits of sixteen independent women who helped make Louisiana what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women profiles the lives of sixteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across Louisiana, from many different walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:• Baroness Pontalba, who survived her ...
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Overview

Moving portraits of sixteen independent women who helped make Louisiana what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women profiles the lives of sixteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across Louisiana, from many different walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:• Baroness Pontalba, who survived her father-in-law's gunshots and went on to turn Jackson Square in New Orleans into one of America's most cherished landmarks• Marie Laveau, the “Voodoo Queen” who cared for those less fortunate, championed civil rights, and fought against slavery and the death penalty• Kate Chopin, writer of stories and novels about women that foreshadowed the feminist movement• Mahalia Jackson, the gospel singer whose vibrant voice inspired presidents, all of America, and the wider worldEach of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762741595
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/10/2009
  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,407,795
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnye Stuart is a tenth generation New Orleanian and member of the Perret family. She grew up in the city amid 39 first cousins and lots of aunts and uncles. She got her B.A. in Advertising from the Manship School of Journalism at Louisiana State University and received her M.A. in Communication from the University of New Orleans. Her four children were all born in New Orleans and she has been teaching at the university level for ten years. She writes short stories, poems, and plays many of which are based on her life in New Orleans.
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Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroductionBaroness Pontalba, 1795-1874Marie Laveau, 1801-1881Henriette Delille, 1813-1862Margaret Haughery, 1813-1882Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835-1868Eliza Nicholson, 1849-1896Kate Chopin, 1850-1904Grace Elizabeth King, 1852-1932Clara Gregory Baer, 1863-1938Carmelite Garrett Henry, 1883-1948Clementine Hunter, 1886-1988Caroline Dormon, 1888-1965Boswell Sisters: Martha 1905-1958, Connie 1907-1976, Helvetia 1911-1988Mahalia Jackson, 1911-1972Selected ReferencesAbout the Author
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