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The Resource Called to courage : four women in Missouri history, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson

Called to courage : four women in Missouri history, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson

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Called to courage : four women in Missouri history
Title
Called to courage
Title remainder
four women in Missouri history
Statement of responsibility
Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."
  • "A Native American woman the French newspapers called "Ignon Ouaconisen," and the people of Paris called the "Missouri princess," lived from about 1700 to after 1751. She traveled with adventurer Etienne de Bourgmont and bore his child. Although much of her life remains a mystery, her story 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 northest Missouri as a young woman. During the Civil War, Martha Jane escaped with her children to Illinois. She overcame many obstacles so that her son Augustine was able to enter school and get an education. 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."
  • "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."--Jacket
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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McMillen, Margot Ford
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT3260
LC item number
.M36 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Roberson, Heather
  • University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pioneers
  • Ignon Ouaconisen
  • Boone, Olive Van Bibber
  • Tolton, Martha Jane Chisley
  • Reed, Nell Donnelly
  • Missouri
Label
Called to courage : four women in Missouri history, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ignon Ouaconisen, or, Françoise of the Missouri Nation -- Olive Vanbibber Boone -- Martha Jane Chisley Tolton -- Nell Donnelly Reed
Control code
48803580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826213990
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Called to courage : four women in Missouri history, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ignon Ouaconisen, or, Françoise of the Missouri Nation -- Olive Vanbibber Boone -- Martha Jane Chisley Tolton -- Nell Donnelly Reed
Control code
48803580
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 136 pages
Isbn
9780826213990
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002017952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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