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Wild women of Maryland : grit & gumption in the Free State

Author: Lauren R Silberman
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Sarah Wilson escaped indentured servitude in Frederick by impersonating the queen's sister. In Cumberland, Sallie Pollock smuggled letters for top Confederate officials. Baltimore journalist Marguerite Harrison sneaked into Russia to report conditions there after World War I. From famous figures like Harriet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren R Silberman
ISBN: 162619811X 9781626198111
OCLC Number: 913768390
Description: 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Pioneering spirits : Maryland's colonial ladies [Margaret Brent, Mary Lawne Courtney Clocker, Hannah Cresap, Jane Frazier, Sarah Wilson] --
Maryland's so-called witches [Rebecca Fowler, Virtue Violl, Moll Dyer and Elly Kedward] --
Wartime women : soldiers, smugglers, spymistresses [Mary Pickersgill and Grace Wisher, Kitty Knight, Matilda O'Neil, Clara Gunby and Sallie Pollock, Euphemia Goldsborough, Anna Ella Carroll, Marguerite Harrison, Betty Lussier, Virginia Hall Goillot] --
Fighting for freedom [Edmonson sisters, Harriet Tubman, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper] --
Change agents [Edith Houghton Hooker, Lillie Carroll Jackson and Juanita Jackson Mitchell, Gloria Richardson Dandridge, Barbara Mikulski] --
Postmasters and pencil pushers : redefining women's work [Mary Katherine Goddard, Eliza Anderson Godefroy, Sarah "Sadie" Kneller Miller, Violet Hill Whyte, Edith "Jackie" Ronne] --
Dangerous dames [Martha "Patty" Cannon, Nancy Hufford, Hattie Stone] --
Defying expectations : ladies beyond categorization [Wallis Simpson, Madalyn Murrah O'Hair, Divine].
Other Titles: Grit and gumption in the Free State
Responsibility: Lauren R. Silberman ; foreword by Diana M. Bailey.

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The daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Sarah Wilson escaped indentured servitude in Frederick by impersonating the queen's sister. In Cumberland, Sallie Pollock smuggled letters for top Confederate officials. Baltimore journalist Marguerite Harrison sneaked into Russia to report conditions there after World War I. From famous figures like Harriet Tubman to unsung heroines like "Lady Law" Violet Hill Whyte, author Lauren R. Silberman introduces Maryland's most tenacious and adventurous women.

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