A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah B. Cochran

A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah B. Cochran by Kimberly Hess 1953865143 9781953865144
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Sarah B. Cochran probably didnt expect to own businesses that competed with Henry Clay Fricks or to exceed Andrew Carnegies philanthropic giving in certain circles. But when her husband and son died suddenly, she had to take over the family coal and coke business at a time when it was illegal, and some thought unlucky, for women to work in or around coal mines. Rather than retreating from the world, from her forties through her seventies she engaged with it through philanthropic activity that shifted power, championed others and influenced causes. But even today her contributions can be difficult to identify without already knowing they exist. This book is an introduction to Sarahs story for academics, genealogists, history buffs and those interested in sharing stories of other "lesser mortals" who created significant changes but remain largely unknown.

Author: Kimberly Hess

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 248

Publisher: Books Fluent

Publication Date: 2021-05-14


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