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Outrageous Women of Colonial America

American history is rife with stories of our founding fathers, but what of the women who lived and worked alongside these men? This fun and exciting book whisks young readers back to early America, introducing them to a refreshing assortment of brave and unique American women of colonial times. With these enlightening profiles, Mary Rodd Furbee brings these strong and influential women to life to encourage, inspire, and delight young readers.

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Readers will be amazed by the stories of such remarkable colonial women as:

  • Mumbet, a slave who won her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s
  • Mercy Warren, whose passionate plays about the Revolution thrust her onto the theater scene as America's first female playwright
  • Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy as her notorious husband

Product Details

Recommended Age 10 - 14
Author Mary Rodd Furbee
ISBN 047138299X
Publication Date Jan 30, 2001
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Language English