Despite being the third smallest state, Connecticut can claim more than its share of remarkable women who have made lasting social, political, and cultural contributions to both their own state and to their nation. From Prudence Crandall, Connecticut's official State Heroine, who braved imprisonment for opening a school for black girls, to Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose classic Uncle Tom's Cabin urged the nation on a path towards abolition of slavery, to Margaret Fogarty Rudkin, who changed the nation's eating habits with her healthful bread made at Pepperidge Farm, Connecticut women have broken the rules to make their own and in the process improved their world, and ultimately ours, forever.
About the Author
Antonia Petrash was born and raised in New York and enjoys a deep and abiding interest in the history of the area, especially the history of its extraordinary women. In addition to her writing career, she works as a librarian and archivist and manages a small local history collection on Long Island. She is also the author of Globe Pequot's More than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women.
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Anna Warner Bailey (3) Julia Evalina Smith and Abby Haddassah Smith (4) Prudence Crandall (5) Harriet Beecher Stowe (6) Caroline Maria Hewins (7) Martha Minerva Franklin (8) Mary Jobe Akeley (9) Katharine Houghton Hepburn (10) Sophie Tucker (11) Margaret Fogarty Rudkin (12) Eva Lutz Butler (13) Gladys Tantaquidgeon