FEMALE PERSUASION by Margaret Farrand Thorp
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An interesting departure in female precedent shatterers --these six sketches, biographical and topical, show the strong-minded woman of her times (19th century) in her personal and public aspects. Here is her fight, in print and in action, to strike for the cause of abolition, temperance, women's education and rights, public health improvement, prison, hospital and dress reform. The evangelical Amazons are:- Catharine Esther Beecher, Jane Grey Swisshelm, Amelia Bloomer, Sara Jane Clarke (""Grace Greenwood""), Louisa Cheves McCord, Maria Childs, -- and their portrayal is vividly human. Their propaganda and their stories underline the current slogan, ""never underestimate the power of a woman"", and the author has given them full due as moral, social and intellectual pioneers, as influential in making the world better. A handful of memorable revolutionaries.

Pub Date: March 9th, 1949
Publisher: Yale