Hearts of Fire: Great Women of American Lore and Legend

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Guild America Books
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ISBN
0517703971
Collection
Part of Stetson Kennedy Library
Year
1997
Description

In Hearts of Fire, Kemp Battle celebrates a diverse and deeply satisfying array of folk heroines and other great American women-memorable midwives, teachers, medicine women, historians, mothers, spiritual healers, suffragettes, and others-who represent an astonishing range of experience and give new meaning to the term pioneer.

Gathered from books, journals, diaries, newspapers and letters spanning three centuries of American life, these fascinating stories highlight the journey of women in this country towards identity, independence and self-creation. They serve to remind us yet again that America's firm faith in an individual's own right to the pursuit of happiness has been repeatedly tested by our nation's women.

-(Review excerpted from the front-cover flap of the text)-