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Title:
More than petticoats : remarkable New York women
Author:
Petrash, Antonia.
Personal Author:
Edition:
lst edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, CT : TwoDot, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Deborah Dunch Moody, a dangerous woman -- Kateri Tekakwitha, the lily of the Mohawks -- Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere -- Emma Hart Willard, champion of education for women -- Amelia Jenks Bloomer, the well-dressed suffragist -- Harriet Tubman, the Moses of her people -- Emily Warren Roebling, an unlikely bridge builder -- Katharine Bement Davis, prison reformer -- Mary Burnett Talbert, advocate of equality -- Sara Josephine Baker, champion of health care for children -- Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, patron of American art -- Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker Movement.
ISBN:
9780762712236
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

More than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women presents the intriguing biographies of twelve exceptional women who made an impact not just on their home state, but on the nation and the world.


Author Notes

Antonia Petrash was born and raised in New York State and enjoys a deep and abiding interest in its history, especially the history of its extraordinary women. In addition to her writing, she works as a librarian and an archivist and manages a small local history collection.


Excerpts

Excerpts

The corridor leading to the kitchen was dark, the house very still. Trailed by the nervous young policeman, Josephine knocked tentatively at the kitchen door, not daring to imagine what she would find behind the carved oak panel. Suddenly the door swung open and the young doctor was faced with the tall, angry form of the household cook wildly stabbing at her with a sharp carving fork. The fork missed Josephine's neck by just inches. Suddenly, what had seemed like a routine call became for Sara Josephine Baker a fight for her life. Excerpted from Remarkable New York Women by Antonia Petrash All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Deborah Dunch Moody: A Dangerous Womanp. 1
Kateri Tekakwitha: The Lily of the Mohawksp. 13
Sybil Ludington: The Female Paul Reverep. 25
Emma Hart Willard: Champion of Education for Womenp. 35
Amelia Jenks Bloomer: The Well-Dressed Suffragistp. 48
Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her Peoplep. 62
Emily Warren Roebling: An Unlikely Bridge Builderp. 76
Katharine Bement Davis: Prison Reformerp. 90
Mary Burnett Talbert: Advocate of Equalityp. 103
Sara Josephine Baker: Champion of Health Care for Childrenp. 116
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Patron of American Artp. 130
Dorothy Day: Founder of the Catholic Worker Movementp. 143
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 167