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Remarkable Vermont Women (More Than Petticoats)

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Moving portraits of twelve courageous women who made Vermont what it is today
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Vermont Women profiles the lives of twelve of the state's most important historical figures—women from across Vermont, from many different backgrounds and from various 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:

• Lucy Terry Prince, the legendary African American poet, pioneer, and public speaker who made an

  arduous journey on horseback to plead for an end to her family's harassment

• Emma Willard, who endured harsh winters, financial fiascos, and meddlesome men as one of

  America's first advocates of womens education

• Abby Maria Hemenway, who defied the incredulity of Middlebury College scholars to compile the

  history of every town in the state

• Shirley Jackson, the celebrated writer who dared to expose the dark underside of New England small

  town life

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:

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

About the Author

Deborah Pickman Clifford has lived in Vermont since 1966.  A graduate of Radcliffe College, she has published three biographies of nineteenth-century American women: Julia Ward Howe, Lydia Maria Child, and the Vermont historian, Abby Maria Hemenway. Back in the 1980s she served as the first woman president of both the Vermont Historical Society and the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. She has also written and lectured widely on the history of Vermont women. Most recently, she and her husband, Nicholas, are the joint authors of The Troubled Roar of the Waters: Vermont in Flood and Recovery, 1927-1931, published by the University Press of New England in 2007. Residents of New Haven, a small town near Middlebury, the Cliffords have four daughters and six grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Lucy Terry Prince, 1730-1821, Poet and Pioneer

 

Ann Story, 1741-1817, Pioneer and Patriot

 

Emma Willard, 1787-1870, Educating Women for the Republic

 

Clarina Howard Nichols, 1810-1885, A Womanly Reformer

 

Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr, 1825-1913, A Vermont Poet Laureate

 

Abby Maria Hemenway, 1825-1913, The Woman Who Saved Vermonts History

 

Rachael Robinson Elmer, 1878-1919, Independent Artist

 

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, 1879-1958, Novelist and Crusader

 

Electra Havemeyer Webb, 1888-1967, Born to Collect

 

Helen Hartness Flanders, 1890-1972, Green Mountain Ballad Collector

 

Consuelo Northrop Bailey, 1899-1976, Vermonts Own Daughter

 

Shirley Jackson, 1916-1965, Raising Demons in the Green Mountains

 

Selected References

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762743063
Author:
Clifford, Deborah
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
HIS036100
Subject:
United States - State & Local - New England
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women - Vermont
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:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw historic photos
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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

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