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Uppity Women of the New World (Uppity Women)

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Men weren't the only explorers between the early 1500s and the 1800s. This book recounts the adventures of over 200 of history's forgotten female pioneers, including France's Jeanne Baret, the first person to circumnavigate the globe.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published March 30th 2001 by Conari Press (first published 2001)
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It had some interesting information for the most part. But I didn't understand some of the phrasing used in some places and there were a few women in the book that I didn't understand how they related to the New World.
Mar 30, 2015 Adrienne rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable, informative, and witty book on many an obscure yet feisty woman who made history (and then was promptly left out of the books in most cases). From doctors to inventors, peace keepers to wartime heroines, adventurers to stay-at-home defenders, Uppity Women of the New World is packed with inspiring tales.
Angel Pascoe
I like these books well enough but the jabs at all men in general every other page tends to get old.
Sep 29, 2010 Keith rated it liked it
Leon's book is a fine example of a great idea poorly executed. It does the important work of bringing the forgotten stories of women to light and covers a wide range, from less-legendary Native Americans to explorers and artists to indigenous rebels, but the writing is so glib and self-consciously anachronistic as to pass from funny, to gimmicky, to irritating within the first chapter. Nevertheless, I recommend Uppity Women of the New World as a sampler to pique the interest of anyone just crack ...more
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This book is awful. It's written with poor grammar. The sentence structure used by the the author makes it near impossible to read. I could not force myself to finish this book. It doesn't even qualify as bathroom reading.
Germaine Archambeault
Anytime we feel we have it figured out, think about the women before us that lead the way... I enjoyed this immensely, but I'm a history kind of girl. If you enjoy history and are looking for off-beat, you'll enjoy this.
Deb Spharler
Jan 10, 2013 Deb Spharler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed each if the Uppity Women books but this one was fun as one of my husband's ancestors was included, Dionis Coffin in Nantucket!
Another fun entry in the series. Find out the truth behind the Granny Smith apple. Go on, I double dare you!
Very cool; brief 1 page bios on not commonly known historical women, written in a funny/sassy sort of way.
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A prolific author of non-fiction, author of numerous books for young and old, Vicki León delights in unearthing unusual facts, fresh anecdotes, and uncommon statistics to create her books on the natural world and the flip side of history. Her book have won rave reviews from a long list of media that includes People magazine. Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Voice of America, and numerous ...more
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