More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women

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Moving portraits of thirteen freedom-loving women who helped make New Hampshire what it is today
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across New Hampshire, from many different walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke ...

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Overview

Moving portraits of thirteen freedom-loving women who helped make New Hampshire what it is today
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across New Hampshire, 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 resonate today.
 
Read about:

• Ona Judge Staines, who fled the most powerful man in America and found safety and freedom in New
   Hampshire

• Sarah Hale, the widowed mother who edited America’s first great women’s magazine and lobbied
   President Lincoln for a new holiday—Thanksgiving

• Laura Bridgman, an example for Helen Keller and those who followed

• Marilla Ricker, who sought to run for governor before women could even vote

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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This 176-page essay collection contains illustrated pieces on notable women of the Granite State. Among those featured are writers, teachers, artists, and entrepreneurs who carved their way into New Hampshire history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762740024
  • 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: 994,603
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Underwood Parker is the author of It Happened in Maine (Globe Pequot Press). She is an educator and a freelance writer specializing in historical nonfiction, education, and parenting.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Introduction vii

Eunice "Goody" Cole, Falsely Accused 1

Ona Judge Staines, George Washington's Fugitive Slave 12

Sarah Josepha Hale, Publishing Pioneer 22

Harriet Livermore, Evangelist and "Pilgrim Preacher" 36

Harriet Patience Dame, Civil War Battle Nurse 48

Mary Baker Eddy, Mother of Christian Science 60

Harriet E. Wilson, First African-American Novelist 72

Laura Bridgman, Pioneer in Deaf-Blind Education 84

Marilla M. Ricker, Freethinking Lawyer 96

Marian MacDowell, Founder of the MacDowell Colony 110

Amy Cheney Beach, Internationally Respected Composer 123

Hilda Brungot, Legendary Legislator 136

Lotte Jacobi, Photographic Artist 147

Bibliography 160

About the Author 168

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