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Moving portraits of sixteen independent women who helped make Louisiana what it is today
 
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women profiles the lives of sixteen of the states most important historical figures—women from across Louisiana, 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 have an impact today.

 
Read about:

• Baroness Pontalba, who survived her father-in-law's gunshots and went on to turn Jackson Square in

  New Orleans into one of America's most cherished landmarks

• Marie Laveau, the “Voodoo Queen” who cared for those less fortunate, championed civil rights, and  

  fought against slavery and the death penalty

• Kate Chopin, writer of stories and novels about women that foreshadowed  the feminist movement

• Mahalia Jackson, the gospel singer whose vibrant voice inspired presidents, all of America, and the

  wider world

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.

Synopsis:

From Baroness Pontalba to Kate Chopin to Mahalia Jackson, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women celebrates the women who shaped the Pelican 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

Bonnye E. Stuart is the author of It Happened in New Orleans and More than Petticoats: Remarkable Minnesota Women (both Globe Pequot Press). A tenth-generation New Orleanian with an M.A. in communications from the University of New Orleans, she has been teaching public speaking and related subjects at the university level for ten years.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Baroness Pontalba, 1795-1874

Marie Laveau, 1801-1881

Henriette Delille, 1813-1862

Margaret Haughery, 1813-1882

Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835-1868

Eliza Nicholson, 1849-1896

Kate Chopin, 1850-1904

Grace Elizabeth King, 1852-1932

Clara Gregory Baer, 1863-1938

Carmelite Garrett Henry, 1883-1948

Clementine Hunter, 1886-1988

Caroline Dormon, 1888-1965

Boswell Sisters: Martha 1905-1958, Connie 1907-1976, Helvetia 1911-1988

Mahalia Jackson, 1911-1972

Selected References

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762741595
Author:
Stuart, Bonnye E.
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
HIS036120
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women - Louisiana
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
More Than Petticoats Series More Than Petticoats
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, bandw historic photos
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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From Baroness Pontalba to Kate Chopin to Mahalia Jackson, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women celebrates the women who shaped the Pelican 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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