While there are many accessible biographies of important Missouri men, there are few such biographies of Missouri women, which might suggest that they did not count in history. This book, written by a mother-and-daughter team, helps to correct that misconception by tracing the lives of four women who played important roles in their eras. These women 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. Using Missouri and Illinois archives, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson describe the lives of both women and men, showing how roles changed as Missouri and America matured. This book will be welcomed by anyone interested in women's history or Missouri history. Book jacket.Four Women in Missouri History Margot Ford McMillen, Heather Roberson. fillies, and 1 ... Draper was never able to write the book he planned, but his papers at the Wisconsin Historical Society have been of great value to historians. ... For example, Daniel had witnessed the gruesome death of an older son, Israel, in a 1782 battle with Indians at Blue Licks during the ... Israel said, a#39;Father, I wona#39;t leave you, a#39; and the colonel told him to make his escape, and he would find another horse.
|Title||:||Called to Courage|
|Author||:||Margot Ford McMillen, Heather Roberson|
|Publisher||:||University of Missouri Press - 2002-12-01|