"I Dwell in Possibility" sweeps across three centuries of history to present a vivid gallery of women who in ways great and small shaped America's character and ideals from the country's beginnings to the early 1900s. In this wide-ranging panorama showcasing 160 paintings, photographs, and artifacts, author Donna Lucey tells a fascinating tale of women who made the nation"I Dwell in Possibility" sweeps across three centuries of history to present a vivid gallery of women who in ways great and small shaped America's character and ideals from the country's beginnings to the early 1900s. In this wide-ranging panorama showcasing 160 paintings, photographs, and artifacts, author Donna Lucey tells a fascinating tale of women who made the nation what it is today: Puritan Anne Bradstreet, the New World's first published poet...Indian princess Pocahontas, the most mythologized early Native American...Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere...Civil War belle Adelicia Franklin Acklen, who turned the tragedy of war into financial opportunity...African-American Ida Wells-Barnett, whose work set the stage for Civil Rights. Meet Civil War spies; pioneer wives who brought civilization to the Old West; crusaders from abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe to the 5,000 suffragists who squared off against the U.S Cavalry in 1913. Enter the homes these women made, from the sod houses of prairie pioneers to the glittering salons of Gilded Age grandes dames.This is American history as it was lived, seen, and shaped by a dozen generations of intelligent, indomitable, absolutely unforgettable women....
|Title||:||I Dwell In Possibility: How Women Shaped a Nation|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
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I Dwell In Possibility: How Women Shaped a Nation Reviews
Why can't all history textbooks be this enticing? Lucey not only writes like a dream, she's illustrated her stories with gorgeous art and artifacts. American history has never looked this good! And in this, the age of "nevertheless, she persisted," you see the long continuum of women's struggle for rights.
From Pocahontas, kidnaped in 1613, to women's suffrage in 1920, this is an interesting history of the United States entirely from women's perspectives. It deals with, among other things, childbirth, religion and preaching, industry, revolution, slavery, education, wealth and poverty, and the struggles against child labor and for women's rights, using a plethora of original journals, letters, poetry and songs.National Geographic has a good track record for beautifully made history books, and this is no exception. Packed with original paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, housewares, handcrafts, garments, and ephemera, it's beautiful to look at as well as enjoyable to read.
Interesting and informative; beautiful, brutal pictures. I was reminded in the last chapter that women in this country did not get the vote until 1920. Less than 100 years ago.