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Description - Outrageous Women of Civil War Times by Mary Rodd Furbee

An exciting look at the amazing lives and outstanding accomplishments of the women who lived through the American Civil War The women of the Civil War era usually fall into two common stereotypes: the southern belle sipping a mint julep beneath a magnolia tree and the prim northern matron in stiff black silk. But the real women of that time were a far more interesting and diverse group, including women who risked their lives escaping from slavery, spied on their enemies, started their own magazines, and broke barriers to become the nation's first women nurses. This latest volume in the Outrageous Women series introduces young readers to twelve of these amazing women, including Susan B. Anthony, the pioneering women's rights crusader; Harriet Tubman, the runaway slave who helped hundreds of other slaves find freedom on the Underground Railroad; Belle Boyd, a spy for the Confederacy who ran through a hail of bullets to deliver information to General Stonewall Jackson; and Clara Barton, who cared for soldiers on the battlefield and founded the American Red Cross. Mary Rodd Furbee (Morgantown, WV) teaches writing and journalism at West Virginia School of Journalism. She is the author of several other books for children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471229261
ISBN-10: 0471229261
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 193mm x 8mm)
Pages: 132
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary Rodd Furbee

MARY RODD FURBEE is a 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 and Outrageous Women of the American Frontier, both from Wiley.

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