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
prairies and mountains heading westward, to nurses,
abolitionists, stagecoach drivers, and even a few doctors and
soldiers, you'll find their stories here.
For those less fortunate, forced by
circumstance, need, and sometimes adventure, you'll also find
outlaws, gamblers, powerful
Madams, their brothels, and a bevy of
the days when the
was ruled by the gun, it took a woman of great character and strong
resolve to survive.
American Progress by John Gast in 1872.
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