More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women

by Emilee Hines

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762723645
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/01/2003
Series: More than Petticoats Series Series
Edition description: First
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

A native Virginian and currently a freelance writer, Emilee Hines taught history, English and creative writing for 32 years. A historian by training, she is a graduate of Lynchburg College and has a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of seven volumes of Old Virginia Houses, over 250 published articles and short stories, and Globe Pequot's It Happened in Virginia and Speaking Ill of the Dead: Jerks in Washington, DC History.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionx
Pocahontas: America's Princess1
Martha Washington: The First First Lady13
Elizabeth Henry Russell: Madame Russell25
Dolley Madison: America's Hostess36
Anne Newport Royall: Travel Writer48
Priscilla Cooper Tyler: From Actress to Acting First Lady60
Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew: Virginia's Lady Spies70
Maggie Lena Walker: Banker and Philanthropist81
Edith Bolling Wilson: Acting President93
Ellen Glasgow: Prize-Winning Author106
Nancy Langhorne Astor: Member of Parliament117
Anne Spenger: Poct and Activist128
Lucy Randolph Mason: Union Organizer140
Bibliography152
Index160
About the Author164

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