Remarkable Women of Hartford

Remarkable Women of Hartford


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Remarkable Women of Hartford by Cynthia Wolfe Boynton

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626193208
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Series: American Heritage
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,226,314
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

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

Bibliography 137

Index 141

About the Author 144

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