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The Gentle Tamers

Author: Dee Brown
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453274197
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A fascinating history of women on America’s western frontier by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Popular culture has taught us to picture the Old West as a land of men, whether it’s the lone hero on horseback or crowds of card players in a rough-and-tumble saloon. But the taming of the frontier involved plenty of women, too—and this book tells their stories. At first, female pioneers were indeed rare—when the town of Denver was founded in 1859, there were only five women among a population of almost a thousand. But the adventurers arrived, slowly but surely. There was Frances Grummond, a sheltered Southern girl who married a Yankee and traveled with him out west, only to lose him in a massacre. Esther Morris, a dignified middle-aged lady, held a tea party in South Pass City, Wyoming, that would play a role in the long, slow battle for women’s suffrage. Josephine Meeker, an Oberlin College graduate, was determined to educate the Colorado Indians—but was captured by the Ute. And young Virginia Reed, only thirteen, set out for California as part of a group that would become known as the Donner Party. With tales of notables such as Elizabeth Custer, Carry Nation, and Lola Montez, this social history touches upon many familiar topics—from the early Mormons to the gold rush to the dawn of the railroads—with a new perspective. This enlightening and entertaining book goes beyond characters like Calamity Jane to reveal the true diversity of the great western migration of the nineteenth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Women Of The Wild West

Author: Katherine E. Krohn
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822549802
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Presents an account of frontier life for women in the American West through brief biographies of six famous individuals, including Calamity Jane, Molly Brown, Belle Starr, Pearl Hart, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Annie Oakley.

Wild West Women

Author: Katherine E. Krohn
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 9780822526469
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Western Women S Lives

Author: Sandra Schackel
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826322456
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An anthology of essays about 20th-century women living in the western U.S., showing that the image of the pioneer woman has been replaced not with another dominant one, but with many.

Women Of The Wild West

Author: Ruth Pelz
Publisher: Open Hand Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 9780940880504
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Provides brief biographies of ethnic women who played important roles in our nation's history including, Sacajawea, Mother Joseph, Kate Chapman, and Sarah Winnemucca

Creating The West

Author: Gerald D. Nash
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
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This book appears at a time of radical reassessment of what settling the West has meant in American history. Amidst questions now being asked about violence and exploitation as leitmotifs in western history, it is more important than ever to understand historians and their biases. In this interpretive synthesis, a major historian argues that the visions of the West held by successive generations of historians were as important as the historical record in shaping their writings.

Revisiting America

Author: Susan Wyle
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780130293053
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This composition reader, roughly organized chronologically, offers contributions on a myriad of racial and cultural struggles in past and present America. Its combination of primary, secondary, and literary sources encourages readers to think critically about the issues which have shaped the world around them, which take root in the early history of the United States, and which continue to be important in society today. The book also offers a glimpse into the power of language—written and spoken—in shaping ideas, attitudes, and politics when conflicts arise. A wide range of readings (by both well- and lesser-known authors), traces the evolution of conflicts in American history from the 17th century on, and compares and contrasts issues involving race, class, and gender over those centuries. An engaging variety of topics includes transcripts from the Salem witch trials, speeches and writings by a number of native Americans, journals from women who dressed as men in the Civil War so they could fight, and presidential speeches dating back to the 18th century. For anyone who wants to listen to the historical voices that have come together to make America the complex and multicultural place that it is today.