More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Jersey Womenby Lynn Wenzel, Carol J. Binkowski
More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Jersey Women examines the lives of twelve strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women's roles in the arts, on the battlefield, and in the pulpit. These pioneers fought against social norms and prejudices, making contributions to society that still have an impact today. Meet Molly Pitcher, who stepped in during the heat of battle to replace her fallen husband in the Battle of Monmouth; Antoinette Brown Blackwell, America's first ordained woman minister and campaigner for women's rights; Jessie Redmon Fauset, who nurtured the Harlem Renaissance movement as a writer, editor of The Crisis, and supporter of African-American literature; and Alice Stokes Paul, who devoted herself to the fight for women's rights and wrote the Equal Rights Amendment. Each of these women embodied a remarkable determination and an independent spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
Meet the Author
Lynn Wenzel's articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in Newsweek, New York Times, Newsday, and Ms. She was a contributing writer to the anthology Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women and is a nationally syndicated feature writer on antiques and collectibles. She was managing editor of New Directions for Women, an international feminist news magazine, for many years. Lynn lives in the historic Gold Rush town of Nevada City, California, with her husband, Jeff.
Carol J. Binkowski is the author of Musical New York: An Informal Guide to Its History and Legends and a Walking Tour of Its Sites and Landmarks as well as articles that have appeared in Clavier, New York Daily News, The Optimist, The Instrumentalist, and other publications. She is a reviewer for Library Journal. A pianist as well as a staff organist at the Church Center for the United Nations, she has performed and lectured throughout the New Jersey Public Library System as well as at such historic landmarks as South Street Seaport in New York City. Carol lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, with her husband, Richard, and daughter, Daria.
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