Bridget Biddy Mason : From Slave to Businesswoman by Jean Kinney Williams (2005, Hardcover)
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|A biography profiling the life of Bridget "Biddy" Mason, a former slave who won her freedom in California, and later worked as a nurse and helped others. Includes source notes and timeline.|
Biography of Bridget "Biddy" Mason, former slave, freed in California, who worked to become a nurse and help others in need.
By the late 1700s, the United States was growing into a nation of homesteaders, politicians, mountain men, and American dreams. Manifest Destiny propelled settlers to push west, conquering and "civilizing" from coast to coast. In keeping with this vision, world leaders hammered out historic agreements such as the Louisiana Purchase, which drastically increased U.S. territory. This ambition often led to bitter conflicts with Native Americans trying to protect their way of life and their traditional lands. Life on the frontier was often filled with danger and difficulties. The people who wove their way into American history overcame these challenges with a courage and conviction that defined an era and shaped a nation.
|Author||Jean Kinney Williams|
|Number Of Pages||112 pages|
|Series||Signature Lives: American Frontier Era Ser.|
|Publisher||Compass Point Books|
|Number of Volumes||1 vol.|
|Grade From||Sixth Grade|
|Grade To||Seventh Grade|
|Age Range||10 - 12|
|LC Classification Number||E444.M38W55 2006|