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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Wisconsin Women (More than Petticoats Series) Paperback – July 1, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0762725298 ISBN-10: 076272529X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: TwoDot; 1st edition (July 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076272529X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762725298
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,203,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Wisconsin Women tells the stories of twelve strong and determined women, all of whom broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to achieve greatness. Through their passions for medicine, science, law, literature, arts, politics, and civil rights, these pioneers made contributions to society that still have an impact today. Meet Margarethe Meyer Schurz, a German heiress who brought the concept of kindergarten to America; Golda Meir, a Milwaukee girl who became prime minister of Israel; Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill, who introduced a combination of modern and traditional Native-American remedies to reservations; and Mildred Fish-Harnock, a teacher who became a spy to help defeat Hitler's Third Reich. Each of these women embodied a remarkable determination and an independent spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

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Greta Anderson is a freelance writer and editor and teaches writing at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is involved in local and prison literacy projects and is a community activist in Iowa City.

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By duckynash on January 7, 2013
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I've read about four of these books so far and they've all been interesting. If you love history and insight into the past, you'll love these books!
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