Discover the most influential American woman you may have never heard of: Sarah Josepha Hale. Melanie Kirkpatrick joins the podcast to discuss her latest book, "Lady Editor: Sarah Josepha Hale and the Making of the Modern American Woman." In this episode we discuss Hale's hardships and tragedies that pushed her into the direction of becoming editor of the most influential magazine of the 19th century. Through her editorship, she discovered some of the country's most talented writers, helped establish Thanksgiving as a national holiday, helped open the door for women in the workplace, and more.
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