Outrageous Women of Colonial America
By (author) Mary Rodd Furbee
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Outrageous Women of Colonial America by Mary Rodd Furbee
Book DescriptionThis title presents delightful and inspiring tales of some of the most fascinating and awesome women of colonial times. American history is rife with stories of our founding fathers, but what of the women who lived and worked alongside these men? This fun and exciting book whisks young readers back to early America, introducing them to a refreshing assortment of brave and unique American women of colonial times. Readers will be amazed by the stories of such remarkable colonial women as Mumbet, a slave who won her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s; Mercy Warren, whose passionate plays about the Revolution thrust her onto the theater scene as America's first female playwright; and Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy as her notorious husband. With these enlightening profiles, Mary Rodd Furbee brings these strong and influential women to life to encourage, inspire, and delight young readers. Mary Rodd Furbee (Morgantown, WV) is a part-time writing and journalism instructor at West Virginia University School of Journalism and has written for many publications. She is the author of five children's books, including "Anne Bailey", "Frontier Scout"; and, "Mary Ingles, Indian Captive".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471382997
(234mm x 192mm x 8mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Mary Rodd Furbee
Outrageous Women of Civil War Times, Paperback (May 2003)
Fascinating true stories of the most amazing women in American history They were pioneers and trailblazers, spies and ex-slaves, reformers and first ladies. They became America's first women nurses, doctors, preachers, and voters.
Outrageous Women of the American Frontier, Paperback (March 2002)» View all books by Mary Rodd Furbee
Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in American history They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring and adventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of the wilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. They were community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs.
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