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Connecticut's capital has served as home to some of the most influential women in the state's history, but few know the stories of their lives and accomplishments. Nineteenth-century abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin" became a catalyst for the Civil War. Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor in the United States. Hannah Bunce Watson, publisher of the "Hartford Courant," never skipped a single edition during the Revolutionary War. Through these and many more inspiring profiles, author and journalist Cynthia Wolfe Boynton chronicles the struggles and triumphs of some of Hartford's most remarkable women."
About the Author
An award-wining journalist, playwright and poet, Cindy Boynton is a freelance writer whose background includes more than fifteen years as a regular correspondent for the New York Times and nine years as editor and publishing director of Better Health magazine. Cindy is also an English and communications instructor at the Yale School of Medicine and Housatonic Community College, as well as host of the weekly Literary New England Radio Show podcast.
Table of Contents
Foreword Geena Glonan 7
1 Hannah Bunce Watson Hudson Revolutionary Newspaper Publisher: 1749-1807 13
2 Lydia Huntley Sigourney Independent Female Writer: 1791-1865 22
3 Harriet Beecher Stowe Courageous Abolitionist and Author: 1811-1896 32
4 Elizabeth Colt First Lady of Hartford: 1826-1905 43
5 Virginia Thrall Smith: Pioneering Children's Rights Activist: 1836-1903 53
6 Dotha Bushnell Hillyer: Forward-Thinking Founder of The Bushnell: 1843-1932 63
7 Mary Townsend Seymour Civil Rights Champion: 1873-1957 72
8 Beatrice Fox Auerbach: Business Leader and Philanthropist: 1887-1968 81
9 Rachel Taylor Milton: Founder of Greater Harford's Urban League: 1901-1995 91
10 Hilda Crosby Standish: Medical Director of Connecticut's First Birth Control Clinic: 1902-2005 101
11 Ella Grasso: Groundbreaking Governor: 1919-1981 111
12 Edythe Gaines: First African American and Female Schools Superintendent: 1922-2006 123
Timeline: Remarkable Events in Hartford Women's History 133
About the Author 144