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Great Women of Pioneer America
     

Great Women of Pioneer America

by Sarah E. De Capua
 

Details the lives of six pioneer women who braved the hardship of the times, and reshaped the nation in the process. Biographies include Narcissa Whitman, Caroline Quiner Ingalls, Bethenia Owens-Adair, Susan LaFlesche Picotte, Esther Morris, and Abigail Scott Duniway.

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Details the lives of six pioneer women who braved the hardship of the times, and reshaped the nation in the process. Biographies include Narcissa Whitman, Caroline Quiner Ingalls, Bethenia Owens-Adair, Susan LaFlesche Picotte, Esther Morris, and Abigail Scott Duniway.

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Children's Literature
This book is a real pleasure. It is a well-written book telling the tales of six impressive women, women whose accomplishments stand up to the test of time. There is Narcissa Whitman, the first missionary woman to live in the Pacific Northwest, and Caroline Quiner Ingalls, whose fortitude in the face of frontier hardships were so impressively detailed by her daughter, Laura Ingalls Wilder. Also told are the stories of Bethenia Owens-Adair, who began medical school in 1870 and became the first female doctor in the Pacific Northwest, and Susan LaFlesche Picotte, the first Native American female doctor in the United States and the only person to treat every Omaha on her reservation at least once. And let's not forget the suffragettes of the New Terroritories; like their sisters to the East, they persevered against the attitudes of their time to bring the vote to their female colleagues. Esther Morris, who convinced Wyoming to be the first state in the Union to allow women the right to vote, and Abigail Scott Duniway, whose lobbying led Oregon to give women the vote a full eight years before the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, are also included. These women's stories are told convincingly and told well, giving readers an insight into the challenges unique to their day. The book includes a glossary, a time line, a bibliography, and a list of other great women who helped forge America's frontier. 2006, Compass Point Books/Capstone, Ages 9 to 12.
—Kris Sauer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756512699
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Series:
Sports and Activities Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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