Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History

By: Marie A. Conn (editor), Therese McGuire (editor)Paperback

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Sisterly Love: Women of Note in Pennsylvania History is a collection of biographical sketches of women who have made or are making significant contributions to Pennsylvania history. The authors of each chapter span across several disciplines and colleges in the Philadelphia area through SEPCHE, the Southeast Pennsylvania Consortium of Higher Education. In these essays you will meet artists, political leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, computer experts, environmentalists, abolitionists, and more. Some of these women are well-known; many are not. Yet each has helped to shape the state of Pennsylvania in compelling and meaningful ways.

About Author

Marie A. Conn is a professor of religious studies at Chestnut Hill College. She is the author of Noble Daughters: Unheralded Women in Western Christianity, 13th to 18th Centuries (2000) and C.S. Lewis and Human Suffering: Light among the Shadows (2008). She is the co-editor of four books of essays with Therese McGuire published by University Press of America. Therese McGuire, SSJ, is a professor emerita of art at Chestnut Hill College. She is an expert on Saint Hildegard of Bingen giving many talks in the United States and abroad about the woman's life and her work.


Dedication Foreword What is SEPCHE? Introduction Chapter 1: Anna Johanna Piesch Seidel, Influential Moravian Catherine Looker, SSJ Chapter 2: Fanny Kemble, British Stage Actress: Philadelphia Abolitionist Bernadette Balcer and Fran Pelham Chapter 3: Assisium McEvoy, SSJ, Education Pioneer Mary Helen Kashuba, SSJ Chapter 4: Anna M. Ross, Civil War Nurse Janice Showler Chapter 5: Agnes Repplier, Essayist Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM Chapter 6: The Drexel Women, Educators and Philanthropists Stephanie Morris Chapter 7: Anna Kugler, MD, Medical Missionary to India Karen Getzen Chapter 8: Cecilia Beaux, Artist Suzanne Conway Chapter 9: Violet Oakley, Artist David R. Contosta Chapter 10: Ida Tarbell, Journalist, Muckraker Marie Conn Chapter 11: Mary Brooks Picken, Fashion Designer, Teacher, Pioneer in Distance Learning Kathryn West and Patrick McCauley Chapter 12: Gertrude Hawk, Candy Entrepreneur Mary Ellen O'Donnell Chapter 13: Rachel Carson, Environmentalist David R. Contosta Chapter 14: Kathleen McNulty Mauchly Antonelli, Computer Pioneer Lisa Olivieri, SSJ and Merilyn Ryan, SSJ Chapter 15: Adrian Barrett, IHM, Champion of the Poor Nancy DeCesare, IHM Chapter 16: Judee von Seldeneck, Diversity Hiring Expert Nancy Porter Chapter 17: Joan Dawson McConnon, Co-Founder, Project H.O.M.E. Geralyn Arango About the Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9780761864684
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780761864684
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0761864687

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