From the Back Cover
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women profiles the lives of thirteen resourceful Old Dominion women, all of whom displayed remarkable courage, hope, and love during times of social and political turmoil. Some of these women are well known, such as Pocahontas, who crossed racial and cultural lines to establish friendships with the Jamestown colonists; Martha Washington and Dolley Madison, First Ladies of the young Republic; and Civil War spies Belle Boyd and Elizabeth Van Lew. Others less familiar but equally ambitious include banker and philanthropist Maggie Lena Walker, outspoken politician Nancy Astor, and labor organizer Lucy Randolph Mason.
Witnesses to momentous events in American history ¿ colonization, revolution, civil war, and social reform ¿ these women are linked by their determination, their fortitude, and their bravery. Read about their exciting lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
About the Author
A native Virginian and currently a freelance writer, Emilee Hines taught history, English and creative writing for 32 years. A historian by training, with a master's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she continues to be fascinated by America's oldest state. She is author of seven volumes of Old Virginia Houses, over 250 published articles and short stories, and Globe Pequot's It Happened in Virginia. She lives in Portsmouth.