|Copyright 2014, Cynthia Wolfe Boynton. All rights reserved.
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 in her own right.
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.