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Outrageous Women Of Colonial America

Author : Mary Rodd Furbee
ISBN : 047138299X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 0471235091
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 1560064897
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 9781612280103
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 0471229261
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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
ISBN : 9783104031545
Genre : History
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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.

Hidden Figures Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author : Margot Lee Shetterly
ISBN : 9783959676434
Genre : History
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Eine Geschichte Des Amerikanischen Volkes

Author : Howard Zinn
ISBN : 3868201920
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Shawnee Captive

Author : Mary Rodd Furbee
ISBN : 1883846692
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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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.

Der Report Der Magd

Author : Margaret Atwood
ISBN : 9783492970594
Genre : Fiction
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

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