Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950

Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950

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by Melissa Croghan

Great Women of Mackinac, 1800-1950 tells the story of thirteen singular women who were leaders on Mackinac Island in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Their linked visions of family and community define this beautiful island in the western Great Lakes. In this collective biography, author and Mackinac Island resident Melissa Croghan reveals their dramatic stories and shows how central they were to the history and literature of Mackinac. They included fur traders, memoirists, poets, community builders, and midwives, from Elizabeth Bertrand Mitchell in the early years to Daisy Peck Blodgett and Stella King in the later period.


Michigan State University Press