Remarkable Women of Hartford


Remarkable Women of Hartford


Connecticut’s capital has served as home to some of the most influential women in the state’s history, but few know the stories of their lives and accomplishments.

-Nineteenth-century abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin” became a catalyst for the Civil War.

-Ella Grasso was the first woman elected governor in the United States.

-Hannah Bunce Watson, publisher of the “Hartford Courant,” never skipped a single edition during the Revolutionary War.

Through these and many more inspiring profiles, author and journalist Cynthia Wolfe Boynton chronicles the struggles and triumphs of some of Hartford’s most remarkable women.”



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