More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women profiles the lives of twelve of the Beaver State's most important historical figures-women from across Oregon, 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. Read about:

Marie Dorion, the "Madonna of the Oregon Trail," whose exploits ...

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Overview

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women profiles the lives of twelve of the Beaver State's most important historical figures-women from across Oregon, 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. Read about:

Marie Dorion, the "Madonna of the Oregon Trail," whose exploits included a wintertime flight through the mountains to save herself and her sons.

Abigail Scott Duniway, the "Grand Old Woman of Oregon" who prevailed in her long struggle for her state to grant women the right to vote.

Bethenia Owens-Adair, the "ignorant" child-mother abused by her husband who went on to become one of Oregon's first female physicians.

Lola Green Baldwin, who in 1908 became America's first policewoman, and who was known for her aggressive and progressive programs to curb vice.

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. This edition includes new chapters on women who made a difference in the early twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762758661
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Series: More Than Petticoats Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,416,765
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Gayle C. Shirley is the author of ten other books for Globe Pequot Press, including More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women, Amazing Animals of Oregon, and Four-Legged Legends of Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Mother of Oregon Tabitha Moffatt Brown 1

Madonna of the Oregon Trail Marie Dorion 11

Missionary Bride Anna Maria Pittman Lee 20

Historian of the Northwest Frances Fuller Victor 31

Path Breaker Abigail Scott Duniway 39

Doctor in Petticoats Bethenia Owens-Adair 54

Lioness of the Law Mary Leonard 65

Premier Policewoman Lola Greene Baldwin 73

Dry-land Homesteader Alice Day Pratt 82

Fettered Poet Hazel Hall 93

Civil Rights Advocate Beatrice Morrow Cannady 104

Prodigy or Fraud? Opal Whiteley 113

Bibliography 127

Index 135

About the Author 142

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