More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennesse Women

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennesse Women

by Susan Sawyer
     
 

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women presents the stories of twelve extraordinary women from Tennessee's past. Some of these women are well-known, such as Elizabeth Gilmer, who transformed herself into columnist Dorothy Dix, and Sarah Polk, America's eleventh First Lady. Others are less familiar, such as Ida B. Wells Barnett, one of the first Black

Overview

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women presents the stories of twelve extraordinary women from Tennessee's past. Some of these women are well-known, such as Elizabeth Gilmer, who transformed herself into columnist Dorothy Dix, and Sarah Polk, America's eleventh First Lady. Others are less familiar, such as Ida B. Wells Barnett, one of the first Black investigative juournalists, and Emma Bell Mills, who recorded rural mountain life through words and paintings. The women featured in this book, all born before 1900, influenced society in way that still affect us today. In her introduction to this book, author Susan Sawyer notes that these women are linked by 'their determination to triumph over challenges, their remarkable fortitude to overcome adversity, and their courage to remain strong in difficult times.' Read about their exceptional lives in this collection of absorbing biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560449010
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Sawyer enjoys exploring the past and writing about historical topics. History serves as the centerpiece for many of her writings, taking form in both fact and fiction. Susan is the author of sixteen books, including Globe Pequot Press’s More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women, It Happened in Tennessee, and Myths and Mysteries of Tennessee.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Susan worked as a magazine editor and communications consultant before establishing a career as a freelance writer and published author. Today she writes from her home in the suburbs of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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