FEMALE PERSUASION by Margaret Farrand Thorp
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These six sketches, biographical and topical, form an interesting panel of female precedent shatterers, and should be welcome supplementary reading in American history. The strong-minded women of the 19th century are Catharine Esther Beecher, Jane Grey Swisshelm, Amelia Bloomer, Sara Jane Clarke (""Grace Greenwood""), Louisa Cheves McCord, Maria Childs, and their causes were abolition, temperance, women's education and rights, public health improvement and prison, hospital and dress reform. These are the stories of their fights, in print and in public, for their beliefs, told vividly, and humanly. Worthwhile crusading pioneer material.

Pub Date: March 9th, 1949
Publisher: Yale