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
About 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.
Table of Contents
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).
Other Outrageous Women of Civil War Times.