African American Women of the Old West by Tricia Martineau Wagner
"African American Women of the Old West presents the reader with fascinating accounts of ten extraordinary, generally unrecognized, African American. Tricia Martineau Wagner takes these remarkable women from the footnotes of history and brings them to life." Ed Diaz, President of the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation
The brave pioneers who made a life on the frontier were not only male-- and not only white. African American Women of the Old West profiles ten incredible women overlooked in most history books -- including Biddy Mason, a slave who fought for her family's freedom; Elizabeth Thorn Scoot Flood, a teacher determined to educate black children and aid them in leading better lives; and the mysterious Mary Ellen Pleasant, a civil rights crusader and savvy businesswoman. Even in the face of racial prejudice, these unsung heroes never gave up hope for a brighter future.
Tricia Martineau Wagner is the author of It Happened on the Oregon Trail andIt Happened on the Underground Railroad
Paperback, c2007, xvi, 148: ill. 23 cm. Includes bibliographical references (129-141) and index.
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