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Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers Who Shaped History.

Kate Kennedy

Paperback, 192 pages


Maine’s Remarkable Women profiles the lives of fifteen resourceful women who displayed remarkable courage as they broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women’s roles. These women defied the norms and prejudices of their time, making lasting contributions to society. Read about :

Toy Len Goon, who began life as an illiterate peasant from southern China, came to America through an arranged marriage, raised eight children and ran her own business as a widow, and was honored as “America’s Mother of the Year” in 1952

Sister Mildred Barker, who committed herself heart and soul to a life of simplicity and devotion to God, and received national recognition for keeping the Shaker music tradition alive

Cornelia “Fly Rod” Crosby, noted fisherwoman, hunter, sports journalist, and enthusiastic promoter of wilderness tourism in her home state

Josephine Diebitsch Peary, an independent spirit whose love of science, adventure, and the famous explorer Robert Edwin Peary contributed to her becoming the first woman ever to take part in an Arctic expedition

Each of these Maine 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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