American women: fifteen hundred biographies with over 1,400 portraits: a comprehensive encyclopedia of the lives and achievements of American women during the nineteenth century, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Frances Elizabeth Willard, Mary Ashton Rice Livermore
Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1897 - United States - 824 pages
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Page 245 - I proceed, gentlemen, briefly to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within this Commonwealth, in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.
Page 151 - Texas, she organized a local union, which union so aroused public sentiment that within eight months afterward the saloons in that county were closed by popular vote. She became interested in the social condition of the working-girls of Brooklyn. Prominent women were called together from the churches of the city, and in 1885 they planted the Bedford Club in the heart of a district where shop-girls and factory operatives live. The aim was the bettering of the social condition of those girls, offering...
Page 153 - That paper was followed by one on the "Power of the President to suspend the writ of habeas corpus...
Page 241 - was lost, not through ignorance and incompetence, but through the treason of the commanding general (McClellan)." After dismissal she made a profession of lecturing, adding political subjects to her former ones. William Lloyd Garrison, who heard one of her addresses in Kennett. PA. named her "The Girl Orator," and invited her to speak in the Fraternity Course in Music Hall, Boston, MA, in 1862.
Page 279 - won the prize offered by the Mobile " News " for the best poem expressing the gratitude of the South to the North for aid in the yellow fever scourge of the preceding year That poem was reproduced in nearly all of the papers and many of the magazines of the North, and also in some periodicals abroad. Its great popularity throughout the North, attested by the large number of letters received by her from soldiers "nd civilians, cultured and uncultured, was a comp etc surprise as well as a great gratification...
Page 256 - (1876), "From Hand to Mouth "(1877), "Hope Mills" (1879), "Lost in a Great City" (1880), "Whom Kathie Married" (1883), "Floyd Grandon's Honor" (1883), "Out of the Wreck" (1884), "A Woman's Inheritance...
Page 204 - Gale shortly after became the wife of Sidney E. Cooke, a member of the New York Stock Exchange, who died in Knoxville in February, 1883. Mrs. Cooke has been identified with charitable work and for several years was one of the managers of the Brooklyn Orphan Asylum, and has held several positions of responsibility and honor. She is a member of the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Exposition from Tennessee, and was selected by Mrs. Potter Palmer to serve on the executive committee. She...
Page 131 - She severed her connection with the church in April, 1876. She remained in New England, preaching in many States, as opportunity offered, till February, 1878. when she accepted a call to the pastorate of the Universalist Church in Racine, Wis. There she made for herself a home, which is the center of genial hospitality and the resort of the cultivated and intelligent. She faithfully continued her pastorate with the Racine church, toiling with brain and hand, with zeal unflagging, taxing her resources...
Page 64 - White 85 and when health seemed to have deserted her. she turned to pencil and tablet for pastime and wrote much for newspapers and periodicals. Her first novel. "Manitou" (1881). was written at the urgent request of her son. It embodies a legend connected with the beautiful little lake of that name in northern Indiana, in the vicinity of which Mrs. Bates lived for several years before her marriage. "The Chamber Over the Gate "(Indianapolis.

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