Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Book - 2001
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WILEY
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.

Baker & Taylor
A new addition to the Outrageous Women series introduces a refreshing assortment of brave and unique women from America's earliest days, including Mercy Warren, America's first female playwright, Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, and others. Original.

Baker
& Taylor

Introduces an assortment of brave and unique women from America's earliest days, including Mercy Warren, America's first female playwright, and Phillis Wheatley, freed slave and poet.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, [2001]
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9780471382997
047138299X
Branch Call Number: J 920.72 FURBE
Characteristics: ix, 118 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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