New York's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History

New York's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History

by Antonia Petrash

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Overview

How did New York become the amazing state that it is today you may wonder? New York's Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History recognizes the women who shaped the Empire State. The lives of female teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists from across the state are illuminated through short biographies.

Discover fourteen extraordinary women from New York's past, including suffragist Amelia Bloomer, abolitionist Harriet Tubman, attorney and US Representative Bella Abzug, and WASP pilot Betty Gillies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493015818
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Series: Remarkable American Women Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,271,076
Product dimensions: 6.03(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

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. She lives in Glen Cove, New York.

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 - Deborah Dunch Moody, A Dangerous Woman
2 - Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks
3 - Sybil Lundington, The Female Paul Revere
4 - Emma Hart Willard, Champion of Education for Women
5 - Amelia Jenks Bloomer, The Well-Dressed Suffragist
6 - Harriet Tubman, The Moses of Her People
7 - Emily Warren Roebling, An Unlikely Bridge Builder
8 - Katherine Bement Davis, Prison Reformer
9 - Mary Burnett Talbert, Advocate of Equality for African Americans
10- Sara Josephine Baker, A Life in Service to Children
11 - Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Patron of American Art
12 - Dorothy Day, Founder of the Catholic Worker Movement
13 - Betty Gillies, Women Airforce Service Pilots Leader
14 - Bella Abzug, Passionate Advocate for Social Justice
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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