More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women chronicles the stories of twelve Illinois women who lived in the era of True Womanhood and dedicated themselves to charity toward family and strangers. Unwittingly, these women forged a legacy that expanded well beyond Illinois' borders.
From First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln's devotion to country to ballroom dancer Irene Castle's fight for animal rights, the women of Illinois acted with progressive vision.

Meet the wife of the Mormon Prophet, Emma Hale Smith, who challenged ideology; Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams, the model of usefulness; Myra Bradwell, considered America's first woman lawyer; and African American entrepreneur Annie Minerva Malone, who built a beauty empire.

Born before the dawn of the twentieth century, the women herein paved the way for future generations. Author Lyndee Jobe Henderson presents absorbing biographies filled with rarely published details.

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Illinois Women profiles the lives of twelve of the Prairie State's most important historical figures born before 1900. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women, each in her separate field, helped build the proud history of America's twenty-first state.
Anna Elizabeth Slough journeyed to Illinois when it was considered part of the untamed “Far West” and later ran her own hotel in Peoria. Myra Bradwell championed better working conditions and bravely paved the way for labor regulation. Jane Addams, the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize, spent her entire adult life educating and caring for Chicago's poor and downtrodden.
Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies.

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Lyndee Jobe Henderson has been digging up history ever since she was a little girl accompanying her father on archaeological expeditions. The courage of ordinary people living in extraordinary times impressed this Johnstown, Pennsylvania native, who grew up hearing stories about the survivors of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Since relocating to Illinois, Lyndee has researched the Lincolns, the Civil War, the Victorian era, and Illinois prairie life. Lyndee shares her now empty nest in Naperville with husband Larry and Pomeranian dog Kodiak.

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