The Whip is inspired by the true story of a woman, Charlotte "Charley" Parkhurst (1812-1879) who lived most of her extraordinary life as a man. As a young woman in Rhode Island, she fell in love and had a child. Her husband was lynched and her baby killed. The destruction of her family drove her west to California, dressed as a man, to track down the murder. Charley became a renowned stagecoach driver. She killed a famous outlaw, had a secret love affair, and lived with a housekeeper who, unaware of her true sex, fell in love with her.Charley was the first woman to vote in America (as a man). Her grave lies in Watsonville, California.
Author: Randall A. Reinstedt
Release Date: 1990-10-01
A guest speaker tells the students in the one-roomed Manchester School about the rough mining days in California's past, and in particular, about the career of a stagecoach driver known as Charley Parkhurst.
Author: Pam Munoz Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment. In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the loss of a baby and the tragic death of her husband, and ultimately settles out west on the farm she'd dreamed of having since childhood. It wasn't until after her death that anyone discovered she was a woman.
Author: Ann Evory
Release Date: 1983-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This volume of 'Contemporary Authors' brings an up-to-date information on approximately 250 writers. Editors have scoured dozens of leading journals, magazines, newspapers and online sources in search of the latest news and criticism.
Author: D. Michael Quinn
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science
What were same-sex relationships like in America's heartland during the nineteenth century, far from the Bohemian enclaves of New York City and San Francisco? The extraordinary answer - that same-sex intimacy was widely accepted - is found in D. Michael Quinn's Same-Sex Dynamics among Nineteenth-Century Americans, which traces the incidence of and response to same-sex behaviors in the United States to the midtwentieth century. It will be must reading for anyone interested in gay and lesbian issues and the changing concepts of friendship and sexuality. This book will be of special interest to historians, sociologists, anthropologists, religious leaders, psychiatrists, and physicians, as well as to Mormons. A respected scholar of Mormon social history, Quinn demonstrates the extent of early America's acceptance of same-sex intimacy, charting the nation's descent into homophobia by examining Mormonism as a case study of middle America.