Portraits of Women in the American West

Author: Dee Garceau-Hagen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136076107
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Men are usually the heroes of Western stories, but women also played a crucial role in developing the American frontier, and their stories have rarely been told. This anthology of biographical essays on women promises new insight into gender in the 19C American West. The women featured include Asian Americans, African-Americans and Native American women, as well as their white counterparts. The original essays offer observations about gender and sexual violence, the subordinate status of women of color, their perseverance and influence in changing that status, a look at the gendered religious legacy that shaped Western Catholicism, and women in the urban and rural, industrial and agricultural West.

Women in the American West

Author: Laura Woodworth-Ney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840509
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Examines the part that women played in the settlement of the American West, discussing their accomplishments as ranchers, soldiers, businesswomen, and politicians, and analyzing the influence that polygamy and prostitution had on the expansion into Western territories.

Tough by Nature

Author: Lynda Lanker
Publisher: Jordan Schnitzer Museum, University of Oregon
ISBN: 9780871140999
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Features portraits of female ranchers and cowgirls who live in the American West, and anecdotes about their daily lives and thoughts about the disappearance of their lifestyle.

The Practice of U S Women s History

Author: S. J. Kleinberg
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541816
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In the last several decades, U.S. women's history has come of age. Not only have historians challenged the national narrative on the basis of their rich explorations of the personal, the social, the economic, and the political, but they have also entered into dialogues with each other over the meaning of women's history itself. In this collection of seventeen original essays on women's lives from the colonial period to the present, contributors take the competing forces of race, gender, class, sexuality, religion, and region into account. Among many other examples, they examine how conceptions of gender shaped government officials' attitudes towards East Asian immigrants; how race and gender inequality pervaded the welfare state; and how color and class shaped Mexican American women's mobilization for civil and labor rights.

Across God s Frontiers

Author: Anne M. Butler
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807837547
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Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for these women, including public employment and thoroughly unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, the sisters in turn shaped the West. These female religious pioneers built institutions, brokered relationships between Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook varied occupations, often without organized funding or direct support from the church hierarchy. A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West, Across God's Frontiers reveals Catholic sisters as dynamic and creative architects of civic and religious institutions in western communities.

Jessie Real Women of the American West Book 4

Author: Judy Alter
Publisher: ePublishing Works!
ISBN: 1614177783
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Educated, ambitious, and brilliant in a time not quite ready for her, Jessie elopes with the young explorer Charles Fremont, at the age of 17, defying the wishes of her father, the powerful Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Jessie expected a life of boundless adventure. Instead, the two most important men in her life are about to alter the course of 19th century American history—but only with her help. REVIEWS: "Lulls the reader into forgetting this is fiction." ~Publishers Weekly REAL WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN WEST, in series order Libbie Sundance, Butch and Me Cherokee Rose Jessie

Avedon at Work

Author: Laura Wilson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292701934
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Terugblik op de reis die de Amerikaanse fotograaf in 1979 door het westen van de V.S. maakte, en die leidde tot de fototentoonstelling 'In the American West' in 1985.

An encyclopedia of women artists of the American West

Author: Phil Kovinick
Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora. Each entry in the encyclopedia features the salient facts of the artist's life and career, with attention to her work with Western subject matter. Many of the entries also contain a selected list of the artist's exhibitions, current locations of her work in public collections, pertinent references, and a black-and-white example of her work. An overview of the history of women in western art complements the biographical entries.

Independent Spirits

Author: Patricia Trenton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202030
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Explores the role of women in the expansion of the United States and their subsequent influence on the culture and society of the American west.