Outrageous Women of Civil War Times

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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!

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Overview

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

This book focuses on the amazing lives of the women who lived through the American Civil War era--the pioneers and trailblazers who risked their lives, braved the battlefield, defied tyranny, and became America's first women nurses, doctors, preachers, professors, and voters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471229261
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Outrageous Women Series , #7
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 132
  • Sales rank: 559,298
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY RODD FURBEE is a writing and journalism instructor at West Virginia University School of Journalism. She is the author of several children’s books, including Outrageous Women of Colonial America and Outrageous Women of the American Frontier, both from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART ONE. REFORMERS AND WRITERS.

1. Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888).

2. Amelia Bloomer (1818–1894).

3. Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906).

4. Sojourner Truth (1797–1883).

PART TWO: SAVIORS AND LEADERS.

5. Clara Barton (1821–1912).

6. Dorothea Dix (1802–1887).

7. Harriet Tubman (1820?–1913).

PART THREE: SOLDIERS AND SPIES.

8. Belle Boyd (1844–1900).

9. Pauline Cushman (1833–1893).

10. Loreta Janeta Velázquez (1842–?).

PART FOUR: THE FIRST LADIES.

11. Mary Todd Lincoln (1818–1882).

12. Varina Howell Davis (1826–1906).

Suggested Reading.

Credits.

Other Outrageous Women of Civil War Times.

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