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The lifestyles narratives during this assortment are by way of ethnically assorted girls of power and ambition - a few renowned, a few forgotten over generations - who faced limitations of gender, type, race, and sexual distinction as they pursued or tailored to adventurous new lives in a swiftly altering the United States. The attractive choices - from captivity narratives to letters, manifestos, felony confessions, and youth sketches - span 100 years during which ladies more and more asserted themselves publicly. a few rose to positions of prominence as writers, activists, and artists; a few sought schooling or wrote to aid themselves and their households; a few transgressed social norms looking for new percentages. every one woman's tale is strikingly person, but the short narratives during this anthology jointly chart daring new visions of women's business enterprise.

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