Spies! Women in the Civil War [NOOK Book]

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Spies! Women in the Civil War tells the thrilling stories of women who served as spies for the North and for the South--Harriet Tubman led Union troops on raids up the Combahee River in South Carolina; Belle Boyd provided information to Confederate generals; Elizabeth Van Lew organized a spy ring in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, which included an insider on President Jefferson Davis’ staff; Rose O’Neal Greenhow operated a network of spies in Washington, D.C. They were a diverse group of ...

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Spies! Women in the Civil War

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Overview

Spies! Women in the Civil War tells the thrilling stories of women who served as spies for the North and for the South--Harriet Tubman led Union troops on raids up the Combahee River in South Carolina; Belle Boyd provided information to Confederate generals; Elizabeth Van Lew organized a spy ring in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, which included an insider on President Jefferson Davis’ staff; Rose O’Neal Greenhow operated a network of spies in Washington, D.C. They were a diverse group of women. Belle Boyd was a teenager. Harriet Tubman, Rose O’Neal Greenhow, and Elizabeth Van Lew were in their forties. Tubman was an unschooled former slave. Greenhow, Van Lew, and Boyd were well-educated and wealthy. Boyd and Greenhow supported slavery. Tubman and Van Lew despised it. Smart, brave, committed, and clever, the women spies were undaunted by the risks of getting shot, arrested, imprisoned, even hanged. Their stories are awesome and inspiring. And in some cases, their stories are almost unbelievable. Chronology, Historic Places To Visit, Further Reading

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044193659
  • Publisher: Penny Colman
  • Publication date: 12/13/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 691,851
  • File size: 140 KB

Meet the Author

Penny Colman writes about illustrious and fascinating women and a wide range of significant and intriguing topics in her award-winning books for all ages. Born in Denver, Colorado, in 1944, she grew up in North Warren, Pennsylvania, on the grounds of a state mental hospital, where her father was a psychiatrist. In 1960, she joined a group of teenagers and rode her bicycle (plus took a few train rides) across the U.S. In 1964 she dropped out of college, worked in a frozen food factory in Sweden and hitchhiked throughout Europe, including to Turkey and Greece. Between 1965-1970, she graduated from college and graduate school, got married, and had three very close-in-age children. In 1987, as her children were graduating from high school, Penny Colman embarked on a freelance writing career and has been going full steam ever since. A popular speaker and educator, she has spoken in a variety of venues and taught at universities and colleges, including Teachers College, Columbia University and New York University.
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