Victorine du Pont: The Force behind the Family
Victorine du Pont, the first child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife Sophie, was seven years old when her family emigrated to America. Through correspondence with friends and relatives, Victorine unwittingly chronicled the first sixty years of the du Pont saga in America. This biography makes the case that Victorine has had the broadest—and most enduring—influence within the entire du Pont family. Although Victorine grew up in an age where women's opportunities were limited, her pioneering efforts in education, medicine, and religion transformed an entire millworkers’ community.