New Hampshire's Sarah Josepha Hale: A Renaissance Woman Of Her Time

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New Hampshire's own Sarah Josepha Hale was a remarkable woman of the 19th century. She was a champion of women's rights to work and education long before Seneca Falls. She also served as America's first successful female literary editor and the godmother of a national Thanksgiving holiday. She also wrote Mary Had A Little Lamb.

Connecticut author Melanie Kirkpatrick is out with a new biography of Hale called "Lady Editor, Sarah Josepha Hale And The Making Of The Modern American Woman." Kirkpatrick is a former deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal's Editorial page and a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. She joins us to tell us more about Hale and her legacy in her time, and in 2021.

This segment aired on August 16, 2021.

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