Gina Kaufmann is a freelance writer and broadcast journalist. Recently, she co-hosted a daily talk show on Kansas City’s public radio station, facilitating shows on such topics as how Kansas City residents experienced and survived the Great Depression, the history of suburban sprawl, and what Kansas City was like during Prohibition.
More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Womenby Gina Kaufmann
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Moving portraits of independent women who helped make Kansas what it is today More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Kansas Women profiles the lives of some of the state’s most important historical figures—women from across Kansas, 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:
• Lucy Hobbs Taylor—Lawrence’s famous lady dentist
• Mary Elizabeth Lease—teacher, writer, politician, and self-proclaimed “advocate”
• The Harvey Girls—civilizers of the wild frontier
• Amelia Earhart—famous aviatrix and missing person
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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