Outrageous Women of the American Frontier

Incredible 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 tIncredible 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
Outrageous Women of the American Frontier Incredible 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 wildern

  • Title: Outrageous Women of the American Frontier
  • Author: Mary Rodd Furbee
  • ISBN: 9780471383000
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Outrageous Women of the American Frontier”

    1. Really loved this. Good introductory reading for about a middle school or higher grade level. Fairly well balanced in terms of minority groups covered, although the author does state in the beginning that finding information on minority women on the frontier is harder, but over all, good effort to include African Americans and Native Americans as well. No women of Asian heritage, but I hope if the author ever revisits this work in the future, she might be able to find some new information to inc [...]

    2. NO RATINGS YET? How is that even possible? This book was pretty awesome because:1. I love women2. I love the American Frontier3. I love booksI mean come on now.Anyway, if you're looking for a book with basic biographies of not-so-famous women doing OUTRAGEOUS THINGS (One-eyed Charlie is def. my favorite, for serious), then this is the book for you. If you're not, GTFO.

    3. I enjoyed this young adult book. it was a very good snap shot of various frontier women. highly suggest for any young person wishing to learn more about our countries history.

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