Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in Americanhistory
They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring andadventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of thewilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. Theywere community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. TheseOutrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the grittyrealities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?andmade their mark in history!
Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are:
* Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove astagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first Americanwoman to vote
* Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom inthe 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for thehomeless, sick, and old
* Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who kept her maidenname, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win theMexican-American War
* Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writerwho chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her awealthy woman
Also available in the Outrageous Women series.
* Outrageous Women of Ancient Times
* Outrageous Women of Colonial America
* Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages
* Outrageous Women of the Renaissance