Women And Gender In The American West

Author: Mary Ann Irwin
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826335999
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Women And Gender In The American West from the Author: Mary Ann Irwin. In 1990 the Coalition for Western Women's History inaugurated the Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize to recognize outstanding scholarship on gender and the experiences of women in the North American West. Since then, the Jensen-Miller Prize committees have considered nearly two hundred submissions, and chosen thirteen for the skill and imagination with which the authors conducted research in original materials or reinterpreted a major problem in the field. Each piece was done with grace and style, and shaped the field for future historians. Women and Gender in the American Westcollects these essays for the first time on topics that range from Mormon plural marriages to women's experiences in Spanish Borderland slavery, from interracial marriage to the sexual exploitation of Indian women in British Columbia, from Navajo women weavers in the market economy to women's reform work in gold rush era San Francisco, from settler women in western Canada to Chicana activists in Texas. Beyond their topical interest, the essays also present the evolving analytical force of a field that has deepened and matured over time. Professors Jensen's and Miller's classic 1980 essay "The Gentle Tamers Revisited" is reprinted here along with a new Preface in which Jensen and Miller reflect on the course of scholarship as reflected in these essays.Women and Gender in the American Westis a rare compilation of cutting-edge history. Royalties from sales ofWomen and Gender in the American Westgo to the Jensen-Miller Prize Fund of the Coalition for Western Women's History.

Wrangling Women

Author: Kristin M. McAndrews
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874177589
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Wrangling Women from the Author: Kristin M. McAndrews. A unique look at a mountain community of women in Winthrop, Washington who run a western-theme town and work as ranchers, trail guides, horse trainers and packers.

Portraits Of Women In The American West

Author: Dee Garceau-Hagen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136076182
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Portraits Of Women In The American West from the Author: Dee Garceau-Hagen. 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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Women In The American West from the Author: Laura Woodworth-Ney. 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.

Bright Epoch

Author: Andrea G. Radke-Moss
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803219423
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Bright Epoch from the Author: Andrea G. Radke-Moss. With the passage of the Morrill Act in 1862, many states in the Midwest and the West chartered land-grant colleges following the Civil War. Because of both progressive ideologies and economic necessity, these institutions admitted women from their inception and were among the first public institutions to practice coeducation. Although female students did not feel completely accepted by their male peers and professors in the land-grant environment, many of them nonetheless successfully negotiated greater gender inclusion for themselves and their peers. In Bright Epoch, Andrea G. Radke-Moss tells the story of female students early mixed-gender encounters at four institutions: Iowa Agricultural College, the University of Nebraska, Oregon Agricultural College, and Utah State Agricultural College. Although land-grant institutions have been most commonly associated with domestic science courses for women, Bright Epoch illuminates the diversity of other courses of study available to female students, including the sciences, literature, journalism, business commerce, and law. In a culture where the forces of gender separation constantly battled gender inclusion, women found new opportunities for success and achievement through activities such as literary societies, athletics, military regiments, and women s rights and suffrage activism. Through these venues, women students challenged nineteenth-century gender limitations and created broader definitions of female inclusion and participation in the land-grant environment and in the larger American society.

Landscapes Of The New West

Author: Krista Comer
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807848135
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Landscapes Of The New West from the Author: Krista Comer. In the early 1970s, empowered by the civil rights and women's movements, a new group of women writers began speaking to the American public. Their topic, broadly defined, was the postmodern American West. By the mid-1980s, their combined works made for a bona fide literary groundswell in both critical and commercial terms. However, as Krista Comer notes, despite the attentions of publishers, the media, and millions of readers, literary scholars have rarely addressed this movement or its writers. Too many critics, Comer argues, still enamored of western images that are both masculine and antimodern, have been slow to reckon with the emergence of a new, far more "feminine," postmodern, multiracial, and urban west. Here, she calls for a redesign of the field of western cultural studies, one that engages issues of gender and race and is more self-conscious about space itself_especially that cherished symbol of western "authenticity," open landscape. Surveying works by Joan Didion, Wanda Coleman, Maxine Hong Kingston, Leslie Marmon Silko, Barbara Kingsolver, Pam Houston, Louise Erdrich, Sandra Cisneros, and Mary Clearman Blew, Comer shows how these and other contemporary women writers have mapped new geographical imaginations upon the cultural and social spaces of today's American West.

Taking Land Breaking Land

Author: Glenda Riley
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826331113
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Taking Land Breaking Land from the Author: Glenda Riley. "On both frontiers, white women were active agents of colonial conquest. They believed in the necessity of imposing their culture upon native peoples to bring about "civilization." In turn, the colonized responded by resisting, which meant that women of color seldom allied with white women."

Gendered Justice In The American West

Author: Anne M. Butler
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252068799
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Gendered Justice In The American West from the Author: Anne M. Butler. Documents the physical and mental punishment of female prisoners in the West between 1865 and 1915, drawing on prison records and the women's own words to analyze the role of gender, race, class, and age in the women's maltreatment. UP.

The American West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815334620
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The American West from the Author: Gordon Morris Bakken. Rethinking the significance of the West in American culture, this collection summaizes the debate and brings together materials from disparate sources.

Encyclopedia Of Women In The American West

Author: Gordon Moris Bakken
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761923565
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Encyclopedia Of Women In The American West from the Author: Gordon Moris Bakken. Arranged alphabetically, discusses the lives of more than 150 Western women who have made contributions to American society in such fields as law, education, public performance, and religion.