Women in Missouri History: In Search of Power and Influence by LeeAnn Whites, Mary C. Neth, Gary R. Kremer

By LeeAnn Whites, Mary C. Neth, Gary R. Kremer


Women in Missouri History is a phenomenal choice of essays surveying the historical past of girls within the nation of Missouri from the interval of colonial payment during the mid-twentieth century. the ladies featured in those essays come from a variety of ethnic, fiscal, and racial teams, from either city and rural components, and from everywhere in the country. The authors successfully inform those women’s tales via biographies and during innovations of social heritage, permitting the reader to profit not just in regards to the women’s lives separately, but in addition approximately how teams of “ordinary” girls formed the heritage of the state.



            The essays during this assortment handle questions which are on the middle of present advancements within the box of women’s background yet are written in a way that makes them available to common readers. offering a very good normal assessment of the background of ladies in Missouri, this assortment makes a worthwhile contribution to a greater realizing of the state’s past.

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24 While 23. Estates of Marie Veronneau–Antoine Aubuchon, 1803, SGA, 110; Marie Louise Lalande–Louis Boucher, 1781, SGA, 138; Charlotte Jassin–Antoine Hunau, 1773, SGA, 192; Louise Perthuis–François Lalumandiere, 1784, SGA, 216; Marieanne Billeron– François Diel, 1784, SGA, 494; Cecile Chouquet–François Thomure dit Lasource, 1783, SGA, 694; Marie Louise Valle–François Leclerc, 1792, SGA, 226; François Dorlac–Françoise Phillipeaux, 1772–1789, SGA, 167–70; Louis Lacroix–Françoise Lebeau, 1781, SGA, 208–9; separation proceedings of Louis Robinet and Marie Magdeleine Ridre, 1770–1780, SGA, 267, 347–48; Charles Valle and Pelagie Carpentier, 1783, SGA, 372, 399.

Complaint, Ester v. Clamorgan, October 4, 1809, SCHS (citing a signed agreement between the two); SLA, 2:376, Instr. 592; SLA, 1:451, Instr. 602; LT, 4:168; LT, 5:10. 16. SLA, 2:379, Instr. 597; SLA, 1:403, Instr. 587. 17. Clamorgan’s claim is given in Deed Book A:207, and is disputed in ASP 6:820, and in Joseph Brazeau, Deposition, Ester v. Clamorgan, April 4, 1810, in SCHS. 38 Judith A. Gilbert into giving serious thought to her future. Unable to read or write, she became suspicious of any paper put before her, fearing that Clamorgan was trying to cheat her.

Flore: SLA, 2:112, Instr. 138; and LT, 2:77. Marie LaBastille: SLA, 2:372, Instr. 583; SLA, 2:373, Instr. 58; SLA 2:477, Instr. 781B; SLA, 4:22, Instr. 1063, and ASP 2:638. Zabetta: SLA, 2:463, Instr. 775. Isobel: SLA, 2:518, Instr. 901. LouLou: SLA, 2:392, Instr. 632. Leveille: LT, 5:159; and St. Louis Deed Book N:474. Amiot: LT, 4:98. 10. Cyprian Clamorgan, “The Colored Aristocracy of St. Louis” (St. Louis, 1858); reprinted in MHS Bulletin, October 1974, 1–31. Free Women of Color as Property Owners in Colonial St.

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