Wild Women of Boston – Mettle and Moxie in the Hub
The sons of liberty are celebrated in the rebellious history of Boston--but what of their sisters? An audacious and determined procession of reformers, socialites, criminals and madams made the city what it is today. One hundred years before Rosa Parks, African American abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond refused to give up her seat while attending a play in Boston. Fiery activists Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall led a boycott against bird plumage in ladies' dress and brought the fashion industry to its knees. Rachel Wall was the last woman to be hanged in Massachusetts after leading a daring life as a robber and pirate. Later, women like Boston Marathon runner Kathrine Switzer also blazed their own trails. Author Dina Vargo unearths the remarkable stories of the wild women of the Hub.
About Dina Vargo (Boston, Massachusetts Author)
Dina Vargo has been a lover of history and tricorn hats since dressing up at the age of six as Betsy Ross for our nation’s bicentennial. After receiving her BA in fine arts from the University of Pittsburgh, she worked for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation and as an archivist for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Dina also holds an MPA in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. After moving to the Boston area, she became a docent for Boston By Foot, where she developed an interest for writing off-beat walking tours and published her first book, Wild Women of Boston: Mettle and Moxie in the Hub, also with the History Press. She currently resides in Roslindale, Massachusetts, with her partner Malini and two cats, Wicket and Rosie. She still hopes to do a marathon with Kathrine Switzer.