The Lamp Lighters Author:Marguerite Vance The Hall of Fame for Great Americans includes seventyeight men and eight women. In The Lamp Lighters, Marguerite Vance vividly recreates the lives of each of theses distinguished women, highlighting background and childhood, personality, convictions and accomplishments against the particular historical period in which they lived. — Of the eight ... more »women, three were brilliant educators: Emma Willard, Mary Lyon and Alice Freeman Palmer. Susan B. Anthony and Frances Elizabeth Willard were outstanding social reformers. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe attained prominence after writing Uncle Tom's Cabin. Scientist Maria Mitchell became Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at Vassar College. And Charlotte Saunders Cushman's farewell performance in her famous role of Lady Macbeth became a glorious tribute to one of America's greatest actresses.
Told chronologically, here are remarkable stories of remarkable women. Some of whom fought for recognition and success, while others worked quietly within the accepted framework of the society of their day.« less