Tuesday, August 8, 2017

AMERICAN WOMEN IN HISTORY--INDEX


BY CELIA YEARY
AMERICAN PROGRESS
BY JOHN GAST
1872
Limited in their legal rights and accepted customs of society at the time, women mostly honored their husbands' demands and spent their time cooking meals, tending to children, watering the horses and taking care of the household chores.

 But, that was not always the case. There are hundreds of women who stand out in American History due to their strong characters, contributions to society, or plain old interesting personalities.

From the hardy pioneers who crossed the vast prairies and mountains heading westward, to nurses, abolitionists, stagecoach drivers, and even a few doctors and soldiers, you'll find their stories here.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY


CALAMITY JANE
For those less fortunate, forced by circumstance, need, and sometimes adventure, you'll also find female outlaws, gamblers, powerful Madams, their brothels, and a bevy of soiled doves.

 In the days when the West was ruled by the gun, it took a woman of great character and strong resolve to survive.

I invite you to follow this link and save it for further reference.  

http://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-womenlist.html

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8 comments:

  1. I'm grateful that I didn't live then. Life was hard--plus there was no A/C, central heat, indoor plumbing, and other modern conveniences we take for granted.

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    1. Oh, me, too. I just love this index to every pioneer woman you could think of. I've used it many times. Save it. It will come in handy one day.

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  2. I'm going to go to the link you included and read what it has to say. Women can be as brilliant or as bad (as the case may be) as any man, but they had more obstacles in their way than men. So that means they had to better at being bad, good, or smart than their male counterparts.
    Good article, Celia.

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    1. Hi! Yes, and keep this link. It is a great source about women of that time. I've used it many times.

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  3. Amazing women! Thanks for the link. It's a keeper!

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    1. Lyn Horner--it is a keeper. And that's why I gave it to you. It can really come in handy.

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  4. I agree with Sarah. But I think to some extent women are still forced to be better than their male counterparts. Luckily, we're very good at doing that! :-)

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    1. Oh, E Ayers, I think you are so right. The women at time, did more than their share. There's a saying that 'women won the west." At least the women "built" the west, while the men fought and used their guns, etc.

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