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The Resource Into the spotlight : four Missouri women, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson

Into the spotlight : four Missouri women, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson

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Into the spotlight : four Missouri women
Title
Into the spotlight
Title remainder
four Missouri women
Statement of responsibility
Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a companion volume to their earlier book, Called to Courage: Four Women in Missouri History, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson{u2019}s Into the Spotlight .provides the biographies of four more remarkable Missouri women. Although these women came from radically different circumstances, they all shared a common sense of purpose, determination, and courage, and each used her own unique position to empower herself and others Sacred Sun, also called Mohongo, was a Native American of the Osage tribe in Missouri. In 1827, her people lost their land, their sacred places, and many of their traditions. Seeking answers to the dilemma faced by her people, and possibly aid from the French, she journeyed to Europe with a group of prominent Osage and a French entrepreneur. The harrowing events she experienced there would shape the woman she became when she returned to the Osage tribe, which had been forced to move to Oklahoma and was still struggling to survive. Emily Newell Blair was born into a successful southwest Missouri family. Although she was born at a time when the contributions of women in the workforce were quite limited, she was encouraged by her family to get an education and expand her skills in writing and speaking. When women did begin to pursue education and careers, Blair was at the forefront, working tirelessly to secure voting rights for women. Eventually, she was elected to the Democratic National Committee and later poured her energy into organizing Democratic women{u2019}s clubs. Josephine Baker grew up in segregated turn-of-the-century St. Louis society, which determined human worth by the color of one{u2019}s skin. Her mixed ethnic background left Baker feeling isolated both from her own black family and from white society. Driven to develop her own unique style, she became a star of song and stage, toured Europe, served as a spy, and was a fervent civil rights and antiracism activist. Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, known to her family as 2Bess,3 grew up in one of Missouri{u2019}s most prominent families. She married a neighborhood boy{u2014}considered unacceptable by her mother{u2014}who would go on to become President Harry Truman. Bess Truman, called 2the boss3 by her husband, worked side by side with him, editing his speeches and providing advice and guidance through innumerable crises during and after World War II. Into the Spotlight provides valuable new insights into Missouri and American history, as well as women{u2019}s history, and will be a welcome addition to the Missouri Heritage Readers Series."--Publishers website
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMillen, Margot Ford
Dewey number
  • 920.72/09778
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
CT3262.M8
LC item number
M38 2004
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
  • Sacred Sun
  • Blair, Emily Newell
  • Baker, Josephine
  • Truman, Bess Wallace
  • Women
  • Missouri
Label
Into the spotlight : four Missouri women, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
Sacred Sun -- Emily Newell Blair -- Josephine Baker -- Bess Wallace Truman
Control code
56011473
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780826215567
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Into the spotlight : four Missouri women, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical 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
Sacred Sun -- Emily Newell Blair -- Josephine Baker -- Bess Wallace Truman
Control code
56011473
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780826215567
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004016159
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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