African American Women of the Old West

Overview

The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male—and not only white. African American Women of the Old West profiles ten incredible women overlooked in most history books—including Biddy Mason, a slave who fought for her family’s freedom; Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood, a teacher determined to educate black children and aid them in leading better lives; and the mysterious Mary Ellen Pleasant, a civil rights crusader and savvy businesswoman. Even in the face of racial prejudice, these unsung ...

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Overview

The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male—and not only white. African American Women of the Old West profiles ten incredible women overlooked in most history books—including Biddy Mason, a slave who fought for her family’s freedom; Elizabeth Thorn Scott Flood, a teacher determined to educate black children and aid them in leading better lives; and the mysterious Mary Ellen Pleasant, a civil rights crusader and savvy businesswoman. Even in the face of racial prejudice, these unsung heroes never gave up hope for a brighter future.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Whether you are a history enthusiast or a lover of adventure stories, African American Women of the Old West presents the reader with fascinating accounts of ten extraordinary, generally unrecognized, African Americans. Tricia Martineau Wagner takes these remarkable women from the footnotes of history and brings them to life."--Ed Diaz, President of the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762739004
  • Publisher: TwoDot
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,020,084
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tricia Martineau Wagner is an experienced elementary school teacher and a reading specialist. She was educated at Miami University and the University of Toledo, where she graduated with honors. She makes her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Mark, and their children Kelsey and Mitchell.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Open Hand
A Force to be Dealt With
At Long Last
The Complete Instructor
Unbroken Bond
Home Sweet Home
I Give You My Word
The Second Act
Like Mother, Like Daughter
The Voice of Reason
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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