Bold Women in Colorado History shares the stories of ten Centennial State women, among them Clara Brown, a former slave who ventured west and remade herself into a respected entrepreneur; Chipeta, a Kiowa Apache woman adopted into the Ute tribe, who helped negotiate for peace between her people and the white outsiders; and Dr. Justina Ford, who overcame both racial and gender prejudice to become the first black female physician in the state.
Perfect for school or home, these collections of short but informative biographies are both a valuable resource and an entertaining read. For readers young and old, the Bold Women series proves what women can accomplish when they dare to be bold.
About the Author
Phyllis J. Perry is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. She received her masters degree from San Francisco State and her doctorate from the University of Colorado, Boulder. After serving in Boulder as a teacher, curriculum specialist, and principal, Phyllis retired to write. She has published more than seventy books. She and her husband live in Boulder.
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1
1. Clara Brown: Angel of the Rockies 5
2. Isabella Bird: "From the Summit" 17
3. Augusta Tabor: First Lady of Leadville 31
4. Chipeta: Native American Peacemaker 43
5. Mary Elitch Long: Gracious Lady of the Gardensz 57
6. Margaret "Molly" Brown: The Truth Behind the Legends 71
7. Emily Griffith: "For All Who Wish to Learn" 89
8. Justina Ford: The Lady Doctor 103
9. Josephine Roche: Denver's Joan of Arc 113
10. Mary Coyle Chase: "Comedy without Malice" 127