Sunday, January 4, 2009

Boston Women in Legal History: A Walking Tour

It's not just witches, folks: The Salem Gazette recently published an appreciative article on a guidebook for a walking tour on women in Boston legal history. The article commences:
Before Ms. magazine was a glint in Gloria Steinem’s eye, there were scores of mothers, wives and daughters — most long forgotten — who fought for women’s rights. In a new book local historian Marjorie “Bonnie” Hurd Smith has breathed life into the dusty legacies of some of the most important Massachusetts women who left their fingerprint on history.

Readers of the book, “Boston Women and the Law: A Walking Trail through Four Centuries of Boston Women’s Legal History,” are invited to follow in the footsteps of notable women — poets, activists, lawyers, and politicians — spanning across history. Accompanying the text is a walking trail of more than 20 historical sites in and around downtown Boston that bring the stories to life.
The article continues here.