Synopses & Reviews
Moving portraits of thirteen freedom-loving women who helped make New Hampshire what it is today More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Hampshire Women
profiles the lives of thirteen of the states most important historical figureswomen from across New Hampshire, 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 resonate today. Read about:
Ona Judge Staines, who fled the most powerful man in America and found safety and freedom in New Hampshire
Sarah Hale, the widowed mother who edited Americas first great womens magazine and lobbied President Lincoln for a new holidayThanksgiving
Laura Bridgman, an example for Helen Keller and those who followed
Marilla Ricker, who sought to run for governor before women could even vote
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 New Hampshire Women celebrates the women who shaped the Granite 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
Gail Underwood Parker has lived and taught in Maine for over 30 years. Author of columns, articles, and several nonfiction books, she divides her time between her children and researching new projects.