Books tagged: womens history

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Spies! Women in the Civil War
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Spies! Women in the Civil War tells the thrilling stories of women who served as spies for the North and for the South, including Harriet Tubman who led Union troops on raids up the Combahee River and Belle Boyd who provided information to Confederate generals. Smart, brave, committed, and clever, the women spies were undaunted by the risks of getting shot, arrested, imprisoned, even hanged.
Peace Pilgrim: Walking Her Talk Against Hate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,160. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Inspirational
Imagine giving up everything you own and walking across the country…for 28 years! Meet Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981). With only the clothes on her back and no money, she crossed the U.S. seven times on foot, spreading her message of peace. She touched tens of thousands of lives, one step at a time. Never heard of her? Read the book and you’ll never forget her! Includes photos, glossary, reader's guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history
HerStory is every clubwoman’s story. It is a microcosm of the evolution of women throughout the country for over 113 years.
Good Cop, Bad Daughter: Memoirs of an Unlikely Police Officer
Price: $15.95 USD. Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
Good Cop, Bad Daughter is an often humorous, poignant adventure story of Karen’s journey from pot-smoking Cal student to SF street cop. Recounting the story of the first female cops in SF, she reflects on life with her bi-polar mother, and comes to realize her chaotic past unwittingly provided the perfect foundation for her chosen career.
Matty's War
Series: The Matty Trescott books, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
It’s Christmas 1863, and Matty Trescott has just arrived in Simsbury, Connecticut, to live with Cousin Neely and her family. Her farm in Kansas has been burned by Confederate raiders, her father and brother have joined the Union Army, and she has been sent to Connecticut for her safety. But Matty has other plans that will take her far away from New England.
Amazing Women In History: Inspiring Stories Of 20 Women The History Books Left Out
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Read the stories of 20 amazing women in history, including pirate queen Sayyida al-Hurra, cross-dressing Civil War soldier Cathay Williams, bohemian artist Suzanne Valadon, and poet nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Bluestockings Beware: Cultural Backlash and the Reconfiguration of the Witch in Popular Nineteenth-Century Literature. Femspec Issue 6.2, 2005
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Essay » Literature
The author “decided to view four nineteenth century short stories that reflect this cultural linkage through the looking glass of narratives of American witch-hunting, Puritan theology, and the history of women’s changing roles in mid-nineteenth century America."
Coming to Las Vegas, A True Tale of Sex, Drugs & Sin City in the 70s
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
This memoir tells how the author arrived in Las Vegas in 1973 to join a circus, opened the new MGM Grand Hotel/Casino as a cocktail waitress and, among other adventures, experienced a city-wide Culinary Union strike. Each story told in this memoir—of the Martin Scorsese “Casino” era of Las Vegas—is true, and many of them are humorous as well as outrageous.
Beyond the Underground: Aunt Harriet, Moses of Her People
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,800. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015 by Sankofa Media Holdings, LLC.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history
By Joyce Stokes Jones and Michele Jones Galvin Descendants of Harriet Tubman tell the story of the famed abolitionist within the context of their family lineage. This creative nonfiction work is an intricate mix of family lore, memoir, and historical reconstruction that captures the life of the Greatest Conductor of the Underground Railroad in a way that separates it from academic works.
The Other Side of Courage, The Saga of Elizabeth Blackwell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,960. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Bygone Era Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Historic Courage changed the World. In 1849 a single action altered the course of women forever. Elizabeth Blackwell received her degree in medicine, becoming the first woman ever to do so. Her path was not without suffering. However, despite this bitter and harsh treatment of the medical community, Elizabeth was determined to prevail through stubborn courage and triumphed for the good of society.