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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Virginia Women (More than Petticoats Series) Paperback – August 1, 2003

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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.
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Product Details

  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: TwoDot; 1st edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0762723645
  • ISBN-13: 978-0762723645
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,414,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Great Read about important women in our history.
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The author, Emily Hines, has written a book of thirteen inspiring stories about real women from Virginia whose lives are a part of our American history. The stories are straightforward, well-researched, and well-written. I recommend the book to young readers, especially girls who can find inspiration in the lives of very diverse women. Beginning with Pocahontas in the early 1600s, the book also profiles first ladies Martha Washington, Dolley Madison, and Edith Wilson. The lives of spies on both sides of the Civil War are told. Black writers and business women are profiled along with Caucasians. Biographical sketches are brief often leaving me wanting more, but there is a bibliography at the end of the book as well as an easy to use Index of people and subjects. These diverse Virginian women made important contributions to our country's history, civil rights and women's suffrage. I recommend this book for all young girls.
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