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.
About the Author
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.