By Doris Weatherford
"Well-crafted and in-depth, They Dared to Dream has moved ladies, their reports, and their contributions to the leading edge of Florida's heritage and background. it is a long-overdue and much-needed turning element in figuring out our state's previous and present."--Canter Brown Jr., coeditor of The sorts of Women's reviews "Represents a breakthrough within the research of Florida background. Weatherford has performed a good task of getting to know and writing approximately Florida girls, from paupers to queens, raising their prestige to a degree of equality in the total tale of Florida."--Rodney Kite-Powell, Saunders beginning Curator of background on the Tampa Bay heritage middle and editor of Tampa Bay historical past "Exhaustively researched, good written, and fascinating, They Dared to Dream breaks new floor within the learn of Florida. Doris Weatherford's formidable background of ladies in Florida can be greatly learn and mentioned. From Princess Ulele to Alex Sink, from the position of criollas in Colonial St. Augustine to the struggles of ladies within the twenty-first century, Weatherford chronicles their lives within the Sunshine State."--Gary Mormino, writer of Land of light, kingdom of desires during this wide portrayal of Florida's guiding matriarchs, Doris Weatherford highlights the myriad contributions ladies have made all through Florida's background. From the decide on few who traveled with Ponce de Leon to the state's first girl mayor Marion H. O’Brien, Weatherford sheds mild at the roles those pioneering ladies performed within the shaping of the light country. They Dared to Dream unearths the existence and achievements of girls all through landmark moments in background, together with local civilizations prior to the coming of eu colonists; early Spanish, British, and French exploration, the Civil battle period, Reconstruction, the early 20th century, and the inhabitants explosions post-World struggle II. that includes often-celebrated personalities--including Mary Martha Reid, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton--alongside the lesser-known lives of Princess Murat, lighthouse keeper Barbara Mabrity, Florida Memorial collage founder Sarah Ann Blocker, and others--this pivotal exam of Florida's lady brokers of swap attracts awareness to women's instrumental roles within the old occasions that outlined the light country. From prehistoric instances to the gap age, the feminine half the inhabitants has made huge, yet too frequently unacknowledged, contributions to Florida heritage. numerous girls have conquer nice hindrances and but are frequently passed over of old money owed. They Dared to Dream goals to fill in a few of these gaps via celebrating the various successes girls have made. simply because with out ladies, there's no history--nor any destiny. Doris Weatherford is the writer of A background of the yankee Suffragist move and different reference publications on American women’s background. The Florida fee at the prestige of ladies beginning, Inc., is devoted to empowering girls and women in our country by way of assisting academic, entrepreneurial and self sufficiency courses and projects via can provide, mentoring, and different possibilities. The FCSW starting place helps the paintings and courses of the Florida fee at the prestige of ladies, together with the Florida Women's corridor of reputation. The Florida fee at the prestige of girls starting place, Inc. dedicates this e-book to: the ladies of the earlier who struggled to accomplish gender equality and confirmed the trail, the ladies of the current who proceed with a similar target, and the ladies of the longer term who will hold the baton and make us proud.--Dr. Mona Jain Acknowledgments, through the Florida fee at the prestige of ladies beginning, Inc The Florida women’s heritage ebook undertaking couldn't were accomplished with no the cooperation and help of many folks. To thank them all who made it attainable will be approximately most unlikely. we'd, notwithstanding, wish to convey our honest appreciation to people who have helped take this recreation "from dream...
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