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Remarkable Kentucky Women (More Than Petticoats)by Mimi O'malley
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Moving portraits of sixteen independent women who helped make Kentucky what it is today
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kentucky Women celebrates the women who shaped the Bluegrass State. 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.
Catherine Spalding, the founder of a Catholic religious order and a prominent social worker
Julia Marcum, a soldier who fought alongside her brethren in the Civil War
Captain Mary Garretson Miller, the first woman to earn a riverboat pilots license
Laura Clay, the first woman to earn the Democratic Partys nomination for U.S. president
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.
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Kentucky Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Bluegrass 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
A native of Missouri, Mimi OMalley holds a B.A. in History from the University of Dayton (OH) and an M.S. in Library Science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. She has worked in archives and special collections at the Bucks County Historical Society in Pennsylvania and is currently experiencing a learning curve as an academic librarian at Sullivan University. Before embarking on her first travel/history book, she wrote more than fifty articles for newspapers, magazines, and online publications. She resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband and two children.
Table of Contents
E. Belle Mitchell
Captain Mary Garretson Miller
Patty S. Hill
Sophonisba Breckinridge Laura Clay
Aunt Molly Jackson
Laura Miller Derry
Alice Allison Dunnigan
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