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Author Turner, Erin H., 1973-
Title More than petticoats : remarkable California women / Erin H. Turner.
Published Helena, Mont. : TwoDot, c1999.
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 Special Collections & Archives  CT3260 .T87 1999    IN LIBRARY
Description 128 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents Mary Ellen Pleasant : a whole theatre to herself -- Jessie Benton Frémont : pioneer with a pen -- Toby Riddle : a strong-hearted woman -- Sarah Winchester : woman of mystery -- Florence Hutchings : Zanita of Yosemite -- Mary Austin : a woman of genius -- Isadora Duncan : carrying an invisible banner -- Tye Leung Schulze : unbound feet, unfettered heart -- Mary Pickford : United Artists' sweetheart -- Dorothea Lange : life through a lens.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-123) and index.
Summary "The women who were chosen for this book are remarkable because they are women, not in spite of it," writes author Erin H. Turner. Indeed, the ten women presented here, all born before the twentieth century, were extraordinary not because they took on male roles but because they blazed their own trails and became a part of California's history. Meet Sarah Winchester, the mastermind behind an amazing mystery house; Isadora Duncan, one of the founders of modern dance; Dorothea Lange, a celebrated documentary photographer; and Tye Leung Schulze, who quietly defended the rights of California's Chinese citizens. Just as the state of California is diverse and unique so too are the ten remarkable women in this book. Their lasting contributions are chronicled her in absorbing, historical biographies.--From publisher description.
Local Note Special Collections' copy is part of the Catherine Mulholland Collection.
Catherine Mulholland; Gift.
Subject Women -- California -- Biography.
Women -- California -- History.
California -- Biography.
Alternate Title Remarkable California women
Collection Title Catherine Mulholland Collection.
ISBN 1560448598 (pbk.)
9781560448594 (pbk.)
OCLC number 41368267