While the Americans are battling against the British, Dacie Tybbot is carrying on her own private war for the education of women. The 16-year-old daughter of a well-to-do sea-faring family in Massachusetts, Dacie wants instruction in the same subjects her brothers are learning, but the only school available to her specializes in "ladylike arts" such as paper cut-outs. Afte...more
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Mrs. Clarke was a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, and inspired by local history to write several outstanding historical novels and works of nonfiction for young people. She was graduated from Boston University with a degree in English Literature, and worked in newspapers for many years. She died in November 1994 at the age of 82.More about Mary Stetson Clarke...