Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780471382997
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Outrageous Women of the American Frontier

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471235095
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in Americanhistory They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring andadventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of thewilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. Theywere community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. TheseOutrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the grittyrealities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?andmade their mark in history! Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are: * Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove astagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first Americanwoman to vote * Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom inthe 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for thehomeless, sick, and old * Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who kept her maidenname, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win theMexican-American War * Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writerwho chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her awealthy 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

Women of the American Revolution

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781560064893
Format: PDF
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Discusses the contributions of various women who helped the American colonies break free of British rule, including Abigail Adams, Peggy Arnold, Esther Reed, Deborah Sampson, Mercy Warren, And Phillis Wheatley.

Life in Colonial America

Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612280102
Format: PDF
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From the moment Europeans stumbled across North America at the end of the fifteenth century, monarchs and investors sought to exploit the land’s riches. With high expectations, colonists sailed across the Atlantic, seeking a better life and perhaps even fortune. But life in America was harder than they thought. Several colonies failed, and without the help of friendly Native Americans, others may not have made it, either. Even after the colonists learned how to build houses, hunt, and farm, life remained hard for all concerned. Men had to plant and tend crops, hunt wild game, and fix anything that broke. Women had to take care of children, sew, cook, and perform dozens of other duties. Children also had a list of chores that they had to perform every day. There was so much work, in fact, that colonists began using indentured servants and then slaves from Africa to plant and harvest their crops. Learn what daily life was like for the colonists, and how their successes affected the Native Americans and governments in other countries.

Outrageous Women of Civil War Times

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780471229261
Format: PDF, Docs
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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. These Outrageous Women of Civil War Times braved the battlefield, fought for their rights, wrote inspiring works-and became heroines! Among the outrageous women you'll meet are: Belle Boyd-a spy for the confederacy who dodged a hail of bullets to deliver key information to General Stonewall Jackson Susan B. Anthony-the pioneering women's rights crusader who broke the law in order to vote for Ulysses S. Grant for president Clara Barton-who cared for Civil War soldiers on the battlefield and founded the American Red Cross Harriet Tubman-the runaway slave who led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104031541
Format: PDF, Kindle
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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Shawnee Captive

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: First Biographies
ISBN: 9781883846695
Format: PDF, ePub
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Profiles Mary Draper Ingles, who was captured along with her sons and sister-in-law from their settlement on the Shenendoah Valley by the Shawnee Indians who claimed the frontier as their land, and explains how she escaped.

Women in Early America

Author: Dorothy A. Mays
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851094296
Format: PDF
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This volume fills a gap in traditional women's history books by offering fascinating details of the lives of early American women and showing how these women adapted to the challenges of daily life in the colonies. * Nearly 200 A–Z entries on women's lives, contributions, and struggles during the years of early America * Illustrations of the habits of dress, material goods, and buildings that reflect the culture of these women * Extensive annotated bibliography of recommended readings covering legal issues, ethnic groups, customs, and novels set during the era * Sidebars highlighting interesting experiences of early American women

Wild Rose

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: First Biographies
ISBN: 9781883846718
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Growing up in the Cherokee village of Chota, Nanye-hi became a gifted and honored woman. It was her duty to protect the Cherokee from harm and to guide them along the road of peace.

Anne Bailey

Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
ISBN: 9781883846701
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Profiles the woman who came to the American colonies as an indentured servant and became a trusted scout of the Colonial, and later American, armies.