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They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Doris Weatherford


This portrayal of Florida's guiding matriarchs highlights the myriad contributions women have made throughout Florida's history. From the select few who traveled with Ponce de Leon to the state's first female mayor Marion H. O'Brien, the text sheds light on the roles these pioneering women played in the shaping of the Sunshine State. The book reveals the lifestyles and achievements of women throughout landmark moments in history, including Native civilizations before the arrival of European colonists; early Spanish, British, and French exploration, the Civil War era, Reconstruction, the early ... More

Keywords: Florida, Ponce de Leon, Marion H. O'Brien, Princess Murat, Florida history, Sarah Ann Blocker, Barbara Mabrity, Mary Martha Reid, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060606
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060606.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Doris Weatherford, author
Florida Commission on the Status of Women Foundation, Inc.