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Anderson, Greta. More than petticoats: remarkable Wisconsin women.

ANDERSON, Greta. More than petticoats: remarkable Wisconsin women. Globe Pequot. 157p. illus, bibliog, index, c2004. 0-7627-2529-X. $10.95. SA

STUART, Bonnye E. More than petticoats: remarkable Minnesota women. Globe Pequot. 165p. illus, bibliog, index, c2004. 0-7627-2357-2. $10.95. SA

Selecting 12 or 13 women born in the 1800s (with one exception), the authors in this series have thoroughly researched the lives and achievements of women who stepped outside the normal roles of their time to make a social difference. The biographees expanded the roles of women, challenged racist attitudes, entered political life, prodded government to attend to medical and educational needs, and wrote books. Almost all were social activists; one became a balloonist. Most of the women will not be familiar to readers outside their state; a few achieved world recognition (Golda Meir and Edna Ferber came from Wisconsin).

The books are professionally written and include b/w portraits of each woman. They are excellent choices for collections that focus on women or on the states from which they came. Edna Boardman, Bismarck, ND

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Author:Boardman, Edna
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Article Type:Young Adult Review
Date:Jan 1, 2005
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