Outrageous Women of the American Frontier
By (author) Mary Rodd Furbee
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Outrageous Women of the American Frontier by Mary Rodd Furbee
Book DescriptionIncredible 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. These Outrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the gritty realities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?and made their mark in history! Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are: Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove a stagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first American woman to vote Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom in the 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for the homeless, sick, and old Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who kept her maiden name, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win the Mexican-American War Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writer who chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her a wealthy woman Also available in the Outrageous Women series...Outrageous Women of Ancient Times Outrageous Women of Colonial America Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages Outrageous Women of the Renaissance
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780471383000
(233mm x 191mm x 8mm)
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
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 Colonial America, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Mary Rodd Furbee
Introduces readers to a refreshing assortment of brave American women of colonial times. This title presents stories of such remarkable colonial women as Mumbet, a slave who won her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s; and, more.
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Author Biography - Mary Rodd Furbee
Mary Rodd Furbee is a part-time writing and journalism instructor at West Virginia University School of Journalism. She is the author of several children's books, including Outrageous Women of Colonial America (Wiley).
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