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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884by Hoffert, Sylvia D.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Spring 2005
Despite biases against her gender, Swisshelm achieved what few early feminists could have. In addition to her groundbreaking abolitionist political work, she owned and edited three newspapers in major cities. This biography is organized topically as opposed to chronologically to bring out the historical importance of Swisshelm's accomplishments.