Portraits of Women in the American West

Author: Dee Garceau-Hagen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136076182
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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.

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.


Author: Teresa Jordan
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803275751
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American lore has slighted the cowgirl, although at least one can still be found in nearly every ranching community. Like her male counterpart, she rides and ropes, understands land and stock, and confronts the elements. The writer and photographer Teresa Jordan traveled sixty thousand miles in the American West, talking with more than a hundred authentic cowgirls running ranches and performing in rodeos. The result is a fascinating book that also situates the cowgirl in history and literature. A new preface and updated bibliography have been added to this Bison Book edition.

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.

Faces of the Frontier

Author: Frank Henry Goodyear
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Faces of the Frontier showcases more than 120 photographic portraits of leaders, statesmen, soldiers, laborers, activists, criminals, and others, all posed before the cameras that made their way to nearly every mining shanty-town and frontier outpost on the prairie. Drawing primarily on the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, this book depicts many of the people who helped transform the West between the end of the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act.

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.

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.

Women Artists of the West

Author: Julie Danneberg
Publisher: Fulcrum Pub
ISBN: 9781555918613
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Narrative profiles of five notable women artists who influenced the art of the American West.

Independent Spirits

Author: Patricia Trenton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.