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  • 7 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Cass County.

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4 current holds with 20 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville F KIR 2020 (Text) 0002205659929 Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center F KIR 2020 (Text) 0002205659911 Adult Fiction Available -

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Some things are worth doing--even when the cost is great. Based on a true story of a pioneer for women's rights. In 1853, Abigail Scott was a 19-year-old school teacher in Oregon Territory when she married Ben Duniway. Marriage meant giving up on teaching, but Abigail always believed she was meant to be more than a good wife and mother. When financial mistakes and an injury force Ben to stop working, Abigail becomes the primary breadwinner for her growing family. What she sees as a working woman appalls her, and she devotes her life to fighting for the rights of women, including their right to vote. Following Abigail as she bears six children, runs a millinery and a private school, helps on the farm, writes novels, gives speeches, and eventually runs a newspaper supporting women's suffrage, Something Worth Doing explores issues that will resonate strongly with modern women: the pull between career and family, finding one's place in the public sphere, and dealing with frustrations and prejudices women encounter when they compete in male-dominated spaces.
Subject: Women > Suffrage > Fiction.
Women's rights > Fiction.
Newspapers > Fiction.
West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Religious fiction.
Christian fiction.

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