The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo

"Based on historical records, including the letters and diaries of Oatman's friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society - to her later years as a wealthy banker's wife in Texas."--BOOK JACKET.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2009-04-01
Total Pages : 277 Pages
ISBN : 9780803211483


The Blue Tattoo

The Blue Tattoo

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. She was fully assimilated and perfectly happy when, at nineteen, she was ransomed back to white society. She became an instant celebrity, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime. Based on historical records, including letters and diaries of Oatman’s friends and relatives, The Blue Tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois—including the massacre, her captivity, and her return to white society—to her later years as a wealthy banker’s wife in Texas. Oatman’s story has since become legend, inspiring artworks, fiction, film, radio plays, and even an episode of Death Valley Days starring Ronald Reagan. Its themes, from the perils of religious utopianism to the permeable border between civilization and savagery, are deeply rooted in the American psyche. Oatman’s blue tattoo was a cultural symbol that evoked both the imprint of her Mohave past and the lingering scars of westward expansion. It also served as a reminder of her deepest secret, fully explored here for the first time: she never wanted to go home.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2009-04-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780803254350


Curse Of The Blue Tattoo

Curse Of The Blue Tattoo

After being forced to leave her ship in 1803, Jacky Faber finds herself attending school in Boston, where, instead of learning to be a lady, she roams the city in search of adventure, and learns to ride a horse.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Louis A. Meyer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 504 Pages
ISBN : 9780152054595


Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

Captivity Of The Oatman Girls

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Genre : History
Author : Royal B. Stratton
Publisher : Scholarly Pub Office Univ of
Release : 1858
Total Pages : 312 Pages
ISBN : UOMDLP:abb5623:0001.001


Bodies Of Subversion

Bodies Of Subversion

"In this provocative work full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persuasive case for the tattooed woman as an emblem of female self-expression." —Susan Faludi Bodies of Subversion is the first history of women’s tattoo art, providing a fascinating excursion to a subculture that dates back into the nineteenth-century and includes many never-before-seen photos of tattooed women from the last century. Author Margot Mifflin notes that women’s interest in tattoos surged in the suffragist 20s and the feminist 70s. She chronicles: * Breast cancer survivors of the 90s who tattoo their mastectomy scars as an alternative to reconstructive surgery or prosthetics. * The parallel rise of tattooing and cosmetic surgery during the 80s when women tattooists became soul doctors to a nation afflicted with body anxieties. * Maud Wagner, the first known woman tattooist, who in 1904 traded a date with her tattooist husband-to-be for an apprenticeship. * Victorian society women who wore tattoos as custom couture, including Winston Churchill’s mother, who wore a serpent on her wrist. * Nineteeth-century sideshow attractions who created fantastic abduction tales in which they claimed to have been forcibly tattooed. “In Bodies of Subversion, Margot Mifflin insightfully chronicles the saga of skin as signage. Through compelling anecdotes and cleverly astute analysis, she shows and tells us new histories about women, tattoos, public pictures, and private parts. It’s an indelible account of an indelible piece of cultural history.” —Barbara Kruger, artist

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Genre : Art
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : powerHouse Books
Release : 2013-08-02
Total Pages : 164 Pages
ISBN : 9781576876923


The Mark Of The Blue Tattoo

The Mark Of The Blue Tattoo

Chet Morton’s very first day on the job—driving a Freddy Frost Ice Cream truck—sends him straight into the deep freeze. Two thugs in ski masks hijack the truck and kidnap Chet! Frank and Joe find him tied up in an empty garage, and the only clue to the identity of his kidnappers is the blue star tattooed on their wrists—the mark of the Starz. A local street gang.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Franklin W. Dixon
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-01-22
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781442489080


The Captured

The Captured

On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family. That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch's The Captured paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity. "A carefully written, well-researched contribution to Western history -- and to a promising new genre: the anthropology of the stolen." - Kirkus Reviews

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Genre : History
Author : Scott Zesch
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2007-04-01
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781429910118


Bloody Jack

Bloody Jack

Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and connives her way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Louis A. Meyer
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2002
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 9780152167318


The Blue Tattoo Club

The Blue Tattoo Club

A further 24 Treetops titles in Oxford Reading Tree's series of fictionwith built-in progression for pupils aged 7 to 11. Specially written forchildren who need the support of carefully monitored language levels, thestories are accessible, motivating, and humorous. The series is organized intoOxford Reading Tree stages (from Stage 10 to Stage 15), with each stageintroducing more complex narrative forms, including flashbacks and changes inviewpoint; descriptive writing; extended reading vocabulary; and more pages,more text, and fewer illustrations.Each stage is supported by the Teacher's Guide, which offers guidance on usingTreetops within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy and includesactivities on photocopiable sheets.

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Genre : Breast
Author : Christy L. Schwan
Publisher :
Release : 2005-02
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0976308177


Looking For Miss America

Looking For Miss America

From an author praised for writing “delicious social history” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals—and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast–paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change—the post–suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever–changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

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Genre : History
Author : Margot Mifflin
Publisher : Catapult
Release : 2020-08-04
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781640092242