More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women

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Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Utah what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state's most important historical figures—women from across the Beehive State, from many different backgrounds and various 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:Emmeline B. Wells, a...
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Overview

Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Utah what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state's most important historical figures—women from across the Beehive State, from many different backgrounds and various 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:Emmeline B. Wells, a leading journalist who served as president of the Woman Suffrage Association of Utah.Martha Hughes Cannon, the doctor who made history in 1896 by being elected America's first female state senator—defeating her own husband in the process.Jodie and Anne Bassett, the hot-tempered and wily "Wild West Sisters" who helped Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch escape and rode with them on the Outlaw Trail.Reva Beck Bosone, Utah congresswoman and the state's first female judge, who voted against establishing the CIA and was smeared in the 1950s anticommunism crusade.Each 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: 9780762749010
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,439,283
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Christy Karras comes from a long line of pioneer women whose descendants now thrive in the Beehive State. She is the author or coauthor of several books, including Scenic Driving Utah (FalconGuides) and Motorcycle Touring in the Southwest (GPP Travel). She has worked as a staff reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and the Associated Press.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Pioneer Midwife Patty Sessions 1

Poet and Priestess Eliza R. Snow 10

Advocate for Equality Jane Manning James 21

Journalist and Activist Emmeline B. Wells 32

Author and Crusader Cornelia Paddock 41

Wife No. 19 Ann Eliza Webb Young 52

Enterprising Madam Dora B. Topham 63

Doctor and Political Leader Martha Hughes Cannon 74

Utah's Silver Queen Susanna Bransford Emery Holmes Delitch Engalitcheff 83

The Original Peter Pan Maude Adams 93

Wild West Sisters Josie Ann Bassett 105

Lawyer, Judge, Congresswoman Reva Beck Bosone 119

Historian Who Sought the Truth Juanita Brooks 130

Bibliography 143

Index 149

About the Author 158

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