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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women profiles the lives of thirteen resourceful Old Dominion women, all of whom displayed remarkable courage, hope, and love during times of social and political turmoil. Some of these women are well known, such as Pocahontas, who crossed racial and cultural lines to establish friendships with the Jamestown colonists; Martha Washington and Dolley Madison, First Ladies of the young Republic; and Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew. Others less familiar but equally ambitious include banker and philanthropist Maggie Lena Walker, outspoken politician Nancy Astor, and labor organizer Lucy Randolph Mason.

Witnesses to momentous events in American history ¿ colonization, revolution, civil war, and social reform ¿ these women are linked by their determination, their fortitude, and their bravery. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

Synopsis:

Discover 13 extraordinary women from Virginia's past, including Pocahontas; Martha Washington; Dolley Madison; travel writer Anne Newport Royall; pioneering banker Maggie Lena Walker; Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew; and poet Anne Spencer.

Synopsis:

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women profiles the lives of thirteen resourceful Old Dominion women, all of whom displayed remarkable courage, hope, and love during times of social and political turmoil. Some of these women are well known, such as Pocahontas, who crossed racial and cultural lines to establish friendships with the Jamestown colonists; Martha Washington and Dolley Madison, First Ladies of the young Republic; and Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew. Others less familiar but equally ambitious include banker and philanthropist Maggie Lena Walker, outspoken politician Nancy Astor, and labor organizer Lucy Randolph Mason.
Witnesses to momentous events in American history – colonization, revolution, civil war, and social reform – these women are linked by their determination, their fortitude, and their bravery. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

About the Author

A native Virginian and currently a freelance writer, Emilee Hines taught history, English and creative writing for 32 years. A historian by training, with a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she continues to be fascinated by America's oldest state. She is author of seven volumes of Old Virginia Houses, over 250 published articles and short stories, and Globe Pequot's It Happened in Virginia. She lives in Portsmouth.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Pocahontas

America's Princess

Martha Washington

The First First Lady

Elizabeth Henry Russell

Madame Russell

Dolley Madison

America's Hostess

Anne Newport Royall

Travel Writer

Priscilla Cooper Tyler

From Actress to Acting First Lady

Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew

Virginia's Lady Spies

Maggie Lena Walker

Banker and Philanthropist

Edith Bolling Wilson

Acting President

Ellen Glasgow

Best-selling Author

Nancy Langhorne Astor

Member of Parliament

Anne Spencer

Heaven's Virginia

Lucy Randolph Mason

Labor Organizer

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762723645
Publisher:
Two Dot Books
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Author:
Hines, Emilee
Author:
Hines1, Emilee
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - South - South Atlantic (General)
Subject:
Texas
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / South / South Atlantic (DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
Women - Virginia
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
More Than Petticoats Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw historical photographs
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Discover 13 extraordinary women from Virginia's past, including Pocahontas; Martha Washington; Dolley Madison; travel writer Anne Newport Royall; pioneering banker Maggie Lena Walker; Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew; and poet Anne Spencer.

"Synopsis" by ,
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women profiles the lives of thirteen resourceful Old Dominion women, all of whom displayed remarkable courage, hope, and love during times of social and political turmoil. Some of these women are well known, such as Pocahontas, who crossed racial and cultural lines to establish friendships with the Jamestown colonists; Martha Washington and Dolley Madison, First Ladies of the young Republic; and Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew. Others less familiar but equally ambitious include banker and philanthropist Maggie Lena Walker, outspoken politician Nancy Astor, and labor organizer Lucy Randolph Mason.
Witnesses to momentous events in American history – colonization, revolution, civil war, and social reform – these women are linked by their determination, their fortitude, and their bravery. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
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