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Women of the West - Dorothy Gray
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ISBN: 0890879117

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The independent-minded western woman was often eclipsed in popular literature by sensations like Calamity Jane and Belle Starr. Dorothy Gray looks at the actual lives of women who made their own way out west.Starting with Sacajawea, the Shoshone guide for Lewis and Clark, Women of the West gives a historical overview of various pioneers: Narcissa Whitman, trailblazer to Oregon and missionary to the Indians; Esther Morris and Carrie Chapman Catt, leaders for women's suffrage; Susette "Bright Eyes" La Flesche, the first Indian woman to become a political advocate for her race; and Willa Cather, the first writer to transmute the experience of western women into serious literature.Women of the West is enriched by other portraits: Ann Eliza Young, Brigham Young's ninth wife, who divorced him and fought against polygamy; Bethenia Owens-Adair and Anna Howard Shaw, pacesetters in medicine and the ministry; Agnes Morley Cleaveland, author of the classic No Life for a Lady (also a Bison Book); Mary "Yellin" Lease, a populist who urged farmers to "raise less corn and more hell"; the black freedom fighter Biddy Mason; and Donaldina Cameron, scourge of the Chinese slave trade. 19th century,americas,biographical,biographies,biographies and history,biography and history,history,politics and social sciences,specific groups,women Women's Studies, Les Femmes Pub

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WOMEN OF THE WEST - Gray, Dorothy
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1976, ISBN: 9780890879115

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Milbrae, CA: Les Femmes, 1976. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Illustrated soft cover/VG; strong & sound w/light edge wear, and rubs, faint creasings to surface & light soiling to back. Collection of biographies of pioneer women as makers of history. Not unlike their male counterparts, their choice to move westward was, at least in part, a repudiation of increasingly petty and restrictive conventions of Eastern society. The portraits are of: 1, Sacajawea; 2, Narcissa Whitman; 3, Juliet Brier; 4, Dame Shirley; 5, Minority Women in the West; 6, Winning the Vote in the West; 7, Ann Eliza Young; 8, Bright Eyes La Flesche; 9, Women on the Cattle Frontier; 10, Professional Women in the West; 11, Women of the Farm Frontier; and, 12, Willa Cather.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued., Les Femmes, 1976

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780890879115
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0890879117
Paperback
Publishing year: 1976
Publisher: Les Femmes Pub

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ISBN/EAN: 0890879117

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-89087-911-7, 978-0-89087-911-5


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