More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women

by Gayle Shirley

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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women by Gayle Shirley

Moving portraits of twelve independent women who helped make Oregon what it is today 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 Greene 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762758661
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2010
Series: More than Petticoats Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.41(d)

About 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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