From the Back Cover
In More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women, author Scotti Kent introduces readers to fourteen extraordinary women from North Carolina's history. Alive during such momentous events as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the beginning of the twentieth century, the women included in this book saw reformation all around them and realized that they too could promote change. They did not weaken in the face of challenge but met it head on. Their lasting contributions are chronicled here for readers in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Discover Emeline Jamison Pigott, a Confederate Spy; Mary Martin Sloop, a physician, community leader, and child welfare advocate in the hills of the Blue Ridge; Maggie Axe Wachacha, a healer, teacher, and Cherokee leader; and Cornelia Phillips Spencer, who helped liberate the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By turning challenge into change, all fourteen women in this book accomplished something remarkable. Read about their triumphs in this collection of absorbing biographies.
About the Author
Scotti McAuliff Cohn
is a freelance writer and editor living in Bloomington, Illinois. She is the author of two picture books for young children: One Wolf Howls
(Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2009) and Big Cat, Little Kitty
(Sylvan Dell Publishing, 2011). She has also written eight books published by the Globe Pequot Press, including It Happened in Chicago, Chicago Curiosities,
and Illinois: Mapping the Prairie State through History
. Her other books for Globe include Beyond Their Years: Stories of 16 Civil War Children, Liberty's Children: Stories of 11 Revolutionary War Children, It Happened in North Carolina,
and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women.