More than Petticoats Remarkable Utah Women by Christy Karras
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women profiles the live of thirteen of the state's most important historical figures - women from across the Beehive State, from many different backgrounds and various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:
Emmeline B. Wells, a leading journalist who served as president of the Woman Suffrage Association of Utah.
Martha Hughes Cannon, the doctor who made history in 1896 by being elected America's first female state senator - defeating her own husband in the process.
Josie and Anne Bassett, the hot-tempered and wily "Wild West Sister" who helped Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch escape and rode with them on the Outlaw Trial.
Reva Beck Bosone, Utah congresswoman and state's first female judge, who voted against establishing the CIA and was smeared in the 1950s anticommunism crusade.
Each of these women demonstrated and independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.
Paperback, c2010. 158 p. :ill. ; 15 cm. Includes Bibliographical References and index
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