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The Mayflower murderer and other forgotten firsts in American history

Author / Creator
Stevens, Peter F., 1955-
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Creator
Peter F. Stevens
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First edition
  • New York : Morrow, [1993]
  • ©1993
Physical Details
  • 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBNs
9780688118181, 0688118186
OCLC
ocm25746148

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [251]-264) and index.

  • 1. Big, bad John Billington: The killer pilgrim -- 2. The Penobscot pirate: Dixie Bull -- 3. In no man's shadow: Mistress Margaret Brent -- 4. "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live": the strange saga of Margaret Jones -- 5. Four for freedom: America's first abolitionists -- 6. Mrs. Butterworth's kitchen: the counterfeiter's lair -- 7. The pioneer poetess: Anne Bradstreet -- 8. A bard in bondage: Phillis Wheatley -- 9. A taste of heaven: Dr. Baker's chocolate factory -- 10. Minuteman, minister, and "Mollato": Lemuel Haynes -- 11. Thirteen stars and the star of David: Francis Salvador -- 12. A Connecticut Yankee's cookery: Amelia Simmons's little cookbook -- 13. "The Great black hope": Tom Molyneux -- 14. Crusader in the classroom: Emma Hart Willard
  • 15. Frances Whitcher's poison pen -- 16. The original spruce gum man: John B. Curtis -- 17. Landmark hero or landmark traitor?: Lambdin P. Milligan -- "Go west, young man"?: one-eyed Charley Parkhurst of the High Sierras -- 19. "As a queen should do": Queen Emma's landmark trip -- 20. The King of Christmas cards: Louis Prang -- 21. The Father of the automobile: George B. Selden -- 22. "The Brady Bunch": a saga of film, fisticuffs and firsts -- 23. Avant-garde aviatrix: Blanche Stuart Scott -- 24. First lady of fitness: Dr. Lulu Hunt Peters-- 25. Madame Chairman: Senator Hattie Wyatt Caraway
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