Ambrose, Stephen E., Undaunted Courage. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. This book takes its information from The Journals of Lewis and Clark. It is very interesting, especially since it is so informative concerning the weather, terrain, medical knowledge, and speaks of Sacagawea’s importance to the success of the expedition.
Clark,Ella E. & Edmonds, Margot, Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Berkeley & Los Angeles, California: University of California Press, Ltd., 1976. Excellent biography. The book is divided into two parts. The first tells the story of Sacagawea’s role in the Lewis & Clark Expedition. The second part extends her story past the time of the Expedition.
Conrad, Earl, Harriet Tubman. Washington, D.C., The Associated Publishers, Inc., 1943. This is an especially interesting biography of this remarkable woman.
Fauset, Arthur Huff, Sojourner Truth: God’s Faithful Pilgrim. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University Press, 1938. Biography.
Mason, Julian D., Jr., (Editor), The Poems of Phillis Wheatley. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Press, 1989. A revised edition of her poetry including information about her life.
Painter, Nell Irvin, Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol. New York: W.W. Norton,1996. Excellent recent biography.
Pauli, Hertha, Her Name Was Sojourner Truth. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 1962. Biography.
Reid, Russell, Sakakawea: The Bird Woman. Bismarck, North Dakota: State Historical Society of North Dakota,1950. A short, concise book about her life, giving what little information there is known about her. It makes reference to the fact that even though she is one of the outstanding heroines of the Northwest, there is still controversy and confusion concerning her life and achievements as well as the spelling and meaning of her name. (The spelling of her name on this book points to the controversy as to the spelling of her name.)
Richmond, M.A.K., Bid The Vassal Soar. Washington, D.C.: Howard University Press, 1974. Interpretive work on the life and poetry of Phillis Wheatley (ca 1753-1784) and George Moses Horton (ca. 1797-1883).
Robinson, William H., Phillis Wheatley in the Black American Beginnings. Detroit, Michigan: Broadside Press, 1975. A reading of Phillis Wheatley’s poetry considering the realities of the colonial times in which she lived. The racial, social, religious, and literary realities are explored.
Schlissel, Lillian, Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey. New York; Schocken Books, 1982. The personal histories of women who undertook the western journey on the Overland Trail.
Ward, Geoffrey C., The West: An Illustrated History. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1996. Drawing upon hundreds of letters, diaries, memoirs, and journals, this book chronicles the arrival of the newcomers to the West.