More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-10
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot
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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Louisiana Women profiles the lives of sixteen of the states most important historical figures-women from across Louisiana, form many different walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still resonate today. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Bonnye Stuart is a tenth generation New Orleanian and member of the Perret family. She grew up in the city amid 39 first cousins and lots of aunts and uncles. She got her B.A. in Advertising from the Manship School of Journalism at Louisiana State University and received her M.A. in Communication from the University of New Orleans. Her four children were all born in New Orleans and she has been teaching at the university level for ten years. She writes short stories, poems, and plays many of which are based on her life in  New Orleans.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. viii
Benefactress of the Cityp. 1
Mysterious Women of Legendp. 13
Saintly Social Workerp. 25
Champion of Orphansp. 37
Poet and Actress Extraordinairep. 48
pioneering Newspaperwomanp. 59
Writer of Women's Words and Women's Worldsp. 69
Louisiana Historian and Writerp. 80
Clara Gregory Baer: Women's Basketball Pioneerp. 91
Inspiration of Artists and Historiansp. 101
Folk Artist of Renownp. 112
Preservations, Botanist, Naturalist, Activist, Horticulturalistp. 123
Southern Jazz Greatsp. 135
Mahalia Jackson: Gospel Singer to the Worldp. 146
Selected Referncesp. 157
About the Authorp. 166
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