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Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Outrageous Women of Colonial America

Mary Rodd Furbee

ISBN: 978-0-471-38299-7

Jan 2001

128 pages

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Delightful and inspiring tales of some of the most fascinating and awesome women of colonial times

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. 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; and Peggy Arnold, the wife of Benedict Arnold, who was as formidable a spy as her notorious husband. With these enlightening profiles, Mary Rodd Furbee brings these strong and influential women to life to encourage, inspire, and delight young readers.

Mary Rodd Furbee (Morgantown, WV) is a part-time writing and journalism instructor at West Virginia University School of Journalism and has written for many publications. She is the author of five children's books, including Anne Bailey, Frontier Scout; and Mary Ingles, Indian Captive.


Anne Marbury Hutchinson (1591-1643).

Queen Weetamoo (163? to 1667).

Deborah Samson (1760-1831).

Elizabeth ""Mumbet"" Freeman (1742-1829).

Abigail Smith Adams (1744-1818).

Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784).


Margaret Brent (1601-1671).

Peggy Shippen Amold (1760-1804).

Betsy Griscom Ross (1752-1836).

Esther DeBerdt Reed (1746-1780).


Anne Bonny (1697-17??).

Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793).

Anne Trotter Bailey (1743-1825).

Mary Draper Ingles (1731-1815).

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