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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884 Hardcover – September 27, 2004

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st Ed. edition (September 27, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807828815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807828816
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Balanced, fair, and insightful, this is a well-crafted biography that illuminates Swisshelm's life as well as shifting gender roles for women during a complex era in American history." - Anne M. Butler, Trustee Professor Emerita, Utah State University"


A talented writer, Hoffert . . . compellingly and thoughtfully engages the entire range of issues affecting women in the 19th century.--Choice

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I found the book interesting however I grew tired of the writer continuously pointing out that despite her amazing courage
and perseverance Jane Grey Swisshelm was extreme and rather manic in her desires for change. The contemporary voice
of the author seemed to want to paint the subject as a bit of a crazy woman despite all of her achievements.
She was definitely a woman ahead of her time in my opinion and this is not portrayed in the majority of this book.
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