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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women (More Than Petticoats)

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Meet Inspiring Massachusetts Women

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women tells the stories of eleven strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to achieve greatness. Through their passions-including fighting for the emancipation of slaves, negotiating for improved work conditions in the mills, and elevating housework to a science called "home economics"-these pioneers made contributions to society that still have an impact today.

Meet Deborah Samson, who masqueraded as a young man to join the Continental army during the Revolutionary War; Eleanor Creesy, who navigated the most famous clipper ship of the Gold Rush era; Maria Mitchell, whose scientific career was launched by discovering what was to be named "Miss Maria's Comet"; and Fannie Farmer, the cooking instructor whose cookbook took the guesswork out of measuring ingredients.

Each of these women embodied a remarkable determination and an independent spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

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More than Petticoats Remarkable Massachusetts Women tells the stories of eleven strong and determined women all of whom broke through social cultural or political barriers to achieve greatness From Ellen Swallow the first female graduate of MIT to

Synopsis:

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women tells the stories of eleven strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to achieve greatness. From Ellen Swallow, the first female graduate of MIT, to Fannie Farmer, who overcame physical disability and wrote the first cookbook using standard measures, these women embodied remarkable determination and an independent spirit.

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Many Massachusetts women have made lasting social, political, and cultural contributions to both their own state and to the nation. From Ellen Swallow, the first woman graduate of MIT to Fanny Farmer, who overcame physical disability and wrote the first cookbook using standard measures, these women blazed their own trails and became a part of Massachusetts's history.

About the Author

Lura Seavy is a New England native, with a special interest in writing children¿s nonfiction. She is the author of three books in the Enchantment of the World series: The Dominican Republic, Switzerland and Spain. She is the coauthor of Fun with the Family in Vermont and New Hampshire (Globe Pequot Press) and writes for several periodicals, including New Hampshire Magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762725991
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Author:
Seavey, Lura
Author:
Rogers Seavey, Lura
Author:
Seavey, Lura Rogers
Author:
Rogers, Lura J.
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 historic bandw photographs
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , More than Petticoats Remarkable Massachusetts Women tells the stories of eleven strong and determined women all of whom broke through social cultural or political barriers to achieve greatness From Ellen Swallow the first female graduate of MIT to
"Synopsis" by ,
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Massachusetts Women tells the stories of eleven strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to achieve greatness. From Ellen Swallow, the first female graduate of MIT, to Fannie Farmer, who overcame physical disability and wrote the first cookbook using standard measures, these women embodied remarkable determination and an independent spirit.

"Synopsis" by ,
Many Massachusetts women have made lasting social, political, and cultural contributions to both their own state and to the nation. From Ellen Swallow, the first woman graduate of MIT to Fanny Farmer, who overcame physical disability and wrote the first cookbook using standard measures, these women blazed their own trails and became a part of Massachusetts's history.

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