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Remarkable Louisiana Women (More Than Petticoats)by Bonnye E. Stuart
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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.
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
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.
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
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
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