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Mary Elizabeth Garrett : society and philanthropy in the Gilded Age

Author: Kathleen Waters Sander
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Elizabeth Garrett was one of the most influential philanthropists and activists of the Gilded Age. With Mary's legacy all but forgotten, [author] recounts in impressive detail the life and times of this remarkable woman, whose adult life spanned the turbulent years of the Civil War and the Progressive Era of the early twentieth century. At once a captivating biography of Garrett and an epic account of the rise  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sander, Kathleen Waters, 1947-
Mary Elizabeth Garrett.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607713641
Online version:
Sander, Kathleen Waters, 1947-
Mary Elizabeth Garrett.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607897468
Named Person: Mary Elizabeth Garrett; Mary Elizabeth Garrett; Mary Elizabeth Garrett; Mary Elizabeth Garrett; Mary Elizabeth Garrett
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Waters Sander
ISBN: 0801888700 9780801888700
OCLC Number: 193906301
Description: xv, 322 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : quiet revolutionary --
Garrett's road --
Ascension --
Expansion and restriction --
After Garrett --
The practical head of the Garrett family --
The scheme --
A pleasure to be bought --
The happiness of getting our work done --
Wise and far-sighted.
Responsibility: Kathleen Waters Sander.
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Sander's thoughtful and informed study of this pioneering philanthropist is the first to recognize Garrett and her monumental contributions to equality in America.  Read more...

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Sander's book offers a well-researched and warm portrait of a female maverick who redefined the meaning of the term 'daddy's girl.' * Baltimore Sun * Sander's book offers a well-researched and warm Read more...

 
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