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Remarkable Florida Women (More Than Petticoats)

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Moving portraits of fifteen independent women who helped make Florida what it is today
 
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women profiles the lives of fifteen of the states most important historical figures—women from across Florida, from many different backgrounds and 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:

• Mary McLeod Bethune, daughter of slaves, who founded Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona

• Marjory Stoneman Douglas, author and protector of the Everglades—which was slated to be a housing development

•  Zora Neale Hurston, an African-American writer who died penniless in Fort Pierce but who is now studied in colleges and compared to Faulkner

•  Frances Langford, the first woman to tour overseas with the USO during World War II, entertaining troops with her signature song, “Im in the Mood for Love”

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.

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Sunshine 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

E. Lynne Wright is the author of It Happened in Florida and More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women. Her short stories, nonfiction articles, essays, and book reviews have appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hartford Courant, Woman's Day, and many anthologies and literary magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762758654
Author:
Wright, E. Lynne
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 b & w photos/1 map
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » World History » General

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Florida Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Sunshine 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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