FC 55 Rebels at the Bar with Jill Norgren
Here are some items that were mentioned during the 5 September 2013 Fieldstone Common interview with Jill Norgren about her book Rebels at the Bar: The fascinating, forgotten stories of America’s First Women Lawyers.
Rebels at the Bar: The fascinating, forgotten stories of America’s First Women Lawyers, published by the New York University Press, is available for purchase from Amazon.com and other booksellers.
Rebels at the Bar details the history of American’s first women lawyers. Some of the names may be well-known such as Belva Lockwood or Myra Bradwell but most of the names will be new to the reader. Regardless, all of these pioneering women in the field of law shared a determination and commitment at a time when women were expected to stay home and tend to the family. The courage of these women helped clear the path for all women wanting to work outside the home.
In addition to Rebels at the Bar, Jill Norgren has written:
- Belva Lockwood: The Woman Who Would Be President (NYU Press, 2007)
- The Cherokee Cases (2004)
- American Cultural Pluralism and Law (2006 with Serena Nanda)
The New York University Press, the publisher of Rebels at the Bar, donated two copies of the book which were provided as giveaways during the live show to listeners in Arizona and Missouri. A big thank you to the New York University Press for their generosity.