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Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills - Julia Cummins
Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills
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Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home... show more
Annie Edson Taylor went over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Mabel Stark wrestled with tigers. Sonora Webster Carver plummeted forty feet on horseback into a tank of water. These and the eleven other women profiled in this book performed between 1880 and 1929, when females were expected to stay home and raise families, not entertain crowds with acts of derring-do. Their bravado, equal to that of any male thrill-seeker, made them inspiring at a time when women were testing the waters of equality and freedom. Julie Cummins’s conversational text and Cheryl Harness’s posterlike illustrations bring a colorful era in history to life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525479482 (0525479481)
ASIN: 0525479481
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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3.5 Women Daredevils: Thrills, Chills, and Frills
I've come to the conclusion that there need to be about a billion more books like this. In US society we tend to assume "man" for "default human". Further, we tend to assume white, anglo-saxon, protestant, not-disabled, straight, middle-or upper- class, etc. It doesn't matter that one doesn't have t...
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