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Bad girls : sirens, Jezebels, murderesses, thieves, & other female villains /

"Meet twenty-six of history's most notorious women. Each bad girl has a rotten reputation, but there are two sides to every tale." Full description

Main Author: Yolen, Jane.
Other Authors: Stemple, Heidi E. Y., Guay-Mitchell, Rebecca,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2013
Contents: Introduction:Bad, mad, or thoroughly rotten --Delilah (circa 110 BCE), a mere snip of a girl --Jezebel (9th century BCE), a perfectly bad queen --Cleopatra (69-30 BCE), the queen of denial --Salome (circa 14-71 CE), a little strip of a girl --Anne Boleyn (circa 1500-1536), she lost her head for love --Bloody Mary (1516-1558), a woman of burning faith --Elisabeth Bathory (1560-1614), Countess Bloodbath --Moll Cutpurse (circa 1584-1659), high directress of the Black Dogs --Tituba (circa 1670s-?), one witchy woman --Anne Bonney (late 1600s-1720s) and Mary Read, pirates in petticoats --Peggy Shippen Arnold (1760-1804), bride of treason --Catherine the Great (1729-1796), queen of coups --Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1817-1864), the rebel rose --Belle Starr (1848-1889), belle of the bad-boy ball --Calamity Jane (circa 1852-1903), courtin' calamity --Lizzie Bordon (1860-1927), one whacky woman --Madame Alexe Popova (1850-1909), she popped over three hundred --Pearl Hart (circa 1871-1925), mama's wild child --Typhoid Mary (1869-1938), a cook without a conscience --Mata Hari (1876-1917), the spy who loved everyone --Ma Barker (circa 1873-1935), mother knows worst --Beulah Annan (circa 1901-1928) and Belva Gaertner (circa 1885-1965), Chicago's merry murderesses --Bonnie Parker (1910-1934), Clyde's girl --Virginia Hill (1916-1966), gangster girlfriend --Conclusion:Modern times and changing gender roles.
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