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Remarkable Women of Rhode Island by Frank L. Grzyb (Author), Russell J. DeSimone (Author)

 Item — Volume: 1 volume
Identifier: 2014-33

Scope and Contents

Rhode Island proudly claims a long list of remarkable women throughout history, from pioneering education reformers and suffragettes to trailblazing athletes and authors. In the mid-1800s, Sarah Helen Whitman became a prominent female poet and nearly married Edgar Allan Poe. In 1922, Isabelle Ahearn O'Neil became the first woman to hold office in the Rhode Island legislature. In the 1940s, Wilma Briggs became the first woman in the state to play on a local high school boys' baseball team and went on to join the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Join authors Frank L. Grzyb and Russell J. DeSimone in this captivating and insightful account that spans five centuries of women who made history in the smallest state in the nation.

Dates

  • Publication: 2014

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

© 2014 by Frank L. Grzyb and Russell J. DeSimone. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Frank Grzyb is a decorated combat veteran and author of several military history books. His work has been featured in America's Civil War, Civil War Monitor and The Civil War Times. He is a member of the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table, Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans of America and the Military Order of the Purple Heart. Russell J. DeSimone, an independent scholar and author, has written a number of books and articles relating to Rhode Island history. He is the co-author of The Broadsides of the Dorr Rebellion (1992) and author of Rhode Island's Rebellion (2009). DeSimone is co-historian in residence for Providence College's Dorr Rebellion Project, dedicated to the study of this rebellion.

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.02 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Abstract

Join authors Frank L. Grzyb and Russell J. DeSimone in this captivating and insightful account that spans five centuries of women who made history in the smallest state in the nation.

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Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

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