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Remarkable New Hampshire Women (More Than Petticoats)

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Moving portraits of thirteen freedom-loving women who helped make New Hampshire what it is today
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women profiles the lives of thirteen of the states most important historical figures—women from across New Hampshire, from many different walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still resonate today.
 
Read about:

• Ona Judge Staines, who fled the most powerful man in America and found safety and freedom in New

   Hampshire

• Sarah Hale, the widowed mother who edited Americas first great womens magazine and lobbied

   President Lincoln for a new holiday—Thanksgiving

• Laura Bridgman, an example for Helen Keller and those who followed

• Marilla Ricker, who sought to run for governor before women could even vote

Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.

Book News Annotation:

This work profiles the lives of 13 of the state's most important female historical figures. With determination and compassion, these women from all walks of life broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to make contributions to society that still resonate today. Those profiled include Ona Judge Staines, who fled the most powerful man in America and found safety and freedom in New Hampshire; Sarah Hale, the widowed mother who edited America's first great women's magazine; and Marilla Ricker, who sought to run for governor before women could even vote. Each profile includes a b&w portrait or photo. Parker is an educator and freelance writer specializing in historical nonfiction. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women celebrates the women who shaped the Granite State. Short, illuminating biographies and archvial photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

About the Author

Gail Underwood Parker has lived and taught in Maine for over 30 years. Author of columns, articles, and several nonfiction books, she divides her time between her children and researching new projects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762740024
Author:
Parker, Gail Underwood.
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Author:
Underwood Parker, Gail
Author:
Parker, Gail Underwood
Subject:
HIS036100
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
General
Subject:
New hampshire
Subject:
Women - New Hampshire
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, bandw historic photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women celebrates the women who shaped the Granite State. Short, illuminating biographies and archvial photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

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