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Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884

by Hoffert, Sylvia D.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Retail Price: $39.95
Issue: Spring 2005
ISBN: 0807828815

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.

review of Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life, 1815-1884, by Hoffert, Sylvia D., Civil War Book Review, (Spring 2005).