Delightful and inspiring tales of some of the most fascinating andawesome women of colonial times
American history is rife with stories of our founding fathers, butwhat of the women who lived and worked alongside these men? Thisfun and exciting book whisks young readers back to early America,introducing them to a refreshing assortment of brave and uniqueAmerican women of colonial times. Readers will be amazed by thestories of such remarkable colonial women as Mumbet, a slave whowon her freedom in a Massachusetts courtroom in the 1780s; MercyWarren, whose passionate plays about the Revolution thrust her ontothe theater scene as America's first female playwright; and PeggyArnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy asher notorious husband. With these enlightening profiles, Mary RoddFurbee brings these strong and influential women to life toencourage, inspire, and delight young readers.
Mary Rodd Furbee (Morgantown, WV) is a part-time writing andjournalism instructor at West Virginia University School ofJournalism and has written for many publications. She is the authorof five children's books, including Anne Bailey, Frontier Scout;and Mary Ingles, Indian Captive.