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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Georgia Women (More than Petticoats Series) Paperback – October 1, 2002


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  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Two Dot Press; 1ST edition (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762712708
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762712700
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,466,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Georgia Women examines the determination of thirteen resourceful women, all of whom rebelled against the strict social codes of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century American South. These women and their far-reaching influence span the geographical, social, and ethnic diversity of Georgia. Setting their own standards and following their passions, they continue to inspire new generations with their achievements.
Meet Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman to sit as a U.S. senator; Juliette Gordon Low, the resilient founder of the Girl Scouts; Sarah Freeman Clarke, a painter who dared to pursue art and literature as a career; Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the "Mother of the Blues," whose voice transcended race and class; and Margaret Mitchell, author of the enduring tale of survival, Gone with the Wind.
Pursuing her individual interests and desires, each of these women was, above all, true to herself. Discover their exceptional courage in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.

About the Author

Suburban Atlanta resident Sara Hines Martin, author of Walking Atlanta, has been writing professionally for 44 years. She has master's degrees in religious education and counseling and her own private counseling practice. She has lived in two Third World countries and traveled extensively.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bonita L. Davis on December 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Southern women have been stereotypically depicted as delicate, demure,and passive objects placed on a pedestal for adoration. They were not to be taken seriously. Sara Hines Martin completely destroys such a fictitious view through her insightful vignettes of thirteen Georgia women. These women were determined, creative, shrewed and had a self-confidence that puts even modern women to shame.
Who are these women? They are Native-American, African-American and Euro-American women from Georgia who defied all the odds. Some are household names while others are lesser known but the qualities all of them share are the ability to survive, making the best out of adversity, and creating a lasting heritage that survives today.
Meet Leila Ross Wilburn, the second woman in Georgia to be licensed as an architect. Such a woman in a field dominated by men was a rarity and this woman proved that she could not only compete with her colleagues but succeed way beyond her imagination.
Listen to the voice of Gertrude Pridgette who helped spread the sound of a distinctive art form beyond the confines of Columbus, GA. To many she was unattractive, flashy, and bisexual but she could belt out those Blues. We know her as Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues.

These are just a few of the colorful and imaginitive women profiled in this book. Rebecca Latimer Felton faced the destruction of her home, death of her children and great poverty. Yet this same woman became the first female senator representing Georgia.
This is an enjoyable book that gives excellent profiles on these outstanding women. Sara Hines Martin provides the reader with a good working bibliography of each woman for those who desire further study of these great achievers. I highly recommend it for young people and adults who are interested in the legacy and great achievement's of Georgia's women.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Randall L. Golden on January 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
Author Sara Hines Martin, whose work has graced the pages of the North Georgia Journal of History, is well-steeped in the history of our state and her choices of women are a good cross-section of the famous and not-so-famous women from Georgia who have had a tremendous impact on either the state or the nation.
Don't buy this book expecting an in-depth look at each of these women. That would be impossible to do given the 192 page length. What this is a a good overview of these people, including the essential biographical data, key accomplishments, and personal highlights, but rarely delving into new territory.
I would recommend this book as an inspiration for young adults or perhaps a reader whose is acquiring a knowledge of Georgia history.
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By Nancy Moe on February 21, 2014
Format: Paperback
This fascinating and easy read will whet one's appetite to learn more about these women. Many overcame many obstacles in their lives and made a difference not only for themselves, but for communities. Anyone who believes that only privileged women have access to excel will learn this is not true. This book was an inspiration to me of the strength and power women possess.
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I was hoping for more women that made a difference not just in Georgia, but in the country. Liked story about Mary Musgrove, would have liked to hear more about Catie Greene & even Lucy Carnagie.
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