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Chapter 10: Old Work and New

The St. Louis matriarch’s granddaughter Abby Adams Eliot has a vision of what she wants to do with her life from her first day in kindergarten. By her sixtieth birthday, she’s one of America’s most esteemed nursery school pioneers. With her life partner Anna Eveleth Holman, a science teacher and poet, Abby represents education as an instrument of  social reform.  At once a  professional woman and a woman who keeps her family together, Abby moves past her foremothers’ calling but never abandons it.