More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women

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Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Missouri what it is today

 

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across Missouri, from many different backgrounds, and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or...

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Overview

Moving portraits of thirteen independent women who helped make Missouri what it is today

 

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Missouri Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across Missouri, from many different backgrounds, and from 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.

 

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Phoebe Couzins—passionate advocate of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and contradictory character Cathy Williams—a female slave who went West in male disguise and became a Buffalo Soldier Laura Ingalls Wilder—beloved American writer and famous pioneer Josephine Baker—a diva ahead of her time

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: 9780762763979
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Elaine Warner is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. In pursuit of stories, she has flown in balloons, helicopters, seaplanes, and gliders and eaten her way through a number of major American cities. She does, however, draw the line at bungee-jumping

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction xi

Suffragist: Proponent and Adversary Phoebe Couzins 1

Mother of the Kindergarten Susan Elizabeth Blow 11

Buffalo Soldier Cathy Williams 21

Architect of an Institution Virginia Alice Cottey Stockard 32

Author ahead of Her Time Kate Chopin 41

Mothers of Mercy Alice Berry Graham Katharine Berry Richardson 53

America's Most Popular Pioneer Laura Ingalls Wilder 64

illustrious Illustrator Rose Cecil O'Neil l75

A Voice for the Ozarhs and a Heart for the Hills Mary Elizabeth Mahnkey 87

Dean of Women Lawyers Mary Tiera Farrow 100

Ready-to-Wear Revolutionary Nell Donnelly Reed 113

Displaced Diva Josephine Baker 124

Bibliography 135

Index 139

About the Author 148

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