A Strong-Minded Woman: The Life of Mary Livermore

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When Mary Livermore died in 1905 at age 84, a Boston newspaper praised her as "America's foremost woman." A leading figure in the struggle for woman's rights as well as in the temperance movement, she was as widely recognized during her lifetime as Susan B. Anthony, and for a time the most popular and highly paid female orator in the country. Yet aside from Civil War historians familiar with her service as a wartime nurse, few today remember even her name. In this book, Wendy Hamand Venet reconstructs Mary Livermore's ...

A Strong-Minded Woman: The Life of Mary Livermore 2005, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558495135

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