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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Maine Women

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Meet Independent, Inspiring Maine Women

More than Petticoats: Remarkable Maine Women tells the stories of thirteen strong and determined women who broke through social, cultural, or political barriers. Through their passions for art, exploration, literature, politics, music, and nature, these women made contributions to society that still resonate today.

Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, "The Mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who explored Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Native-American basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her tribe, the Penobscots.

Each of these women demonstrated courage, compassion, and an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

Synopsis:

This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating brief biographies Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr the "mother of Madawaska" whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her

Synopsis:

This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating, brief biographies. Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, the "mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who tramped Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Penobscot basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her people.

Synopsis:

This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in short, fascinating biographies--from "Tante Blanche," Franco-American folk hero, to sportswoman Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby; from writer Sarah Orne Jewett and Penobscot basketmaker Florence Nicolar Shay to Maine's twentieth century political star, Margaret Chase Smith.

About the Author

Kate Kennedy is a writer, teacher, and freelance editor who has lived in Maine since 1977. Her novel, End Over End, was published in 2001. She taught writing at Portland High School for twenty years and continues to run fiction workshops around the state. She and her husband live in Cape Elizabeth.

Table of Contents

(1) Introduction (2) Marguerite-Blanche Thibodeau Cyr (3) Kate Furbish (4) Abbie Burgess Grant (5) Lillian M. N. Stevens (6) Sarah Orne Jewett (7) Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby (8) Lillian "La Nordica" Norton (9) Josephine Diebitsch Peary (10) Florence Nicolar Shay (11) Marguerite Thompson Zorach (12) Florence Eastman Williams (13) Sister R. Mildred Barker (14) Margaret Chase Smith (15) Bibliography (16) Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762731473
Publisher:
TwoDot
Subject:
Women
Author:
Kennedy, Kate
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Regional Subjects - New England
Subject:
Maine
Subject:
Women - Maine
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Publication Date:
20050901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 historical photographs
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast

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"Synopsis" by , This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating brief biographies Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr the "mother of Madawaska" whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her
"Synopsis" by ,
This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in fascinating, brief biographies. Meet Marguerite "Tante Blanche" Thibodeau Cyr, the "mother of Madawaska," whose bravery and kindness during one brutal winter saved her frontier settlement; botanist-artist Kate Furbish, who tramped Maine's wilderness, collecting, classifying, and painting all of its flowering plants; and Florence Nicolar Shay, a Penobscot basketmaker who demanded and succeeded in gaining rights for her people.

"Synopsis" by ,
This book recreates the life-and-times of thirteen inspiring and independent women in short, fascinating biographies--from "Tante Blanche," Franco-American folk hero, to sportswoman Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby; from writer Sarah Orne Jewett and Penobscot basketmaker Florence Nicolar Shay to Maine's twentieth century political star, Margaret Chase Smith.

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