A Woman's Work

The Storied Life of Pioneer Esther Morris, the World’s First Female Justice of the Peace

Book Description

Uncover the Story of a Remarkable Woman of the West

Esther Morris (1812-1902) was a unique American woman whose life paralleled the dramatic events of the 19th century: abolition, railroads, Civil War, and suffrage. She lived on three frontiers and made a difference on each one. Ultimately, by organizing what may have been the second most important tea party in American history, she made it possible for Wyoming to be the first place in America where women could vote.

About Betancourt, Marian

Marian Betancourt has published with American Heritage, Irish America, Promenade magazine and many others. Her books on women’s issues and health have been published by major houses including Simon and Schuster, HarperCollins, and John Wiley. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.