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Called to courage : four women in Missouri history
This book traces the lives of four women who were exceptional because they had the courage to make the best of their abilities, forging trails and breaking the barriers that separated women's spheres from those of men. A Native American woman lived from about 1700 to after 1751. She traveled with adventurer Etienne de Bourgmont and bore his child. The story of her life gives us insights into the lives of Missouri Indian women in the days of the fur trade. Pioneer Olive Boone (1783-1858) came to the Louisiana Territory as the teenage bride of Nathan Boone, guiding a skiff and their horses across the Missouri River to join the Daniel Boone family near St. Charles. For much of her married life, she stayed alone with her fourteen children while her husband traveled on lengthy hunting expeditions, supervised the Boone saltworks in present-day Howard County, and spent years in the military. Martha Jane Chisley, born a slave in 1833, was brought to northeast Missouri as a young woman. During the Civil War, Martha Jane escaped with her children to Illinois. Augustine studied in Rome and became the first nationally known African American priest. Nell Donnelly of Kansas City was a pioneering businesswoman who founded a dress company that became the world's largest, brightening the wardrobe of the "housewife" while also creating fair working conditions for her employees. Born into an ordinary middle-class family in 1889, she achieved a success and high profile that brought its own problems
McMillen, Margot Ford / Robertson, Heather
levensgeschiedenissen / slavernij / indianen / priesters / zwarte vrouwen / directeuren / 18e eeuw / 19e eeuw / 20e eeuw / Verenigde Staten
via de website van Aletta.

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