By Grit and Grace : Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West

By Grit and Grace : Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West

Description

For most, the image of the American West has been male dominated, focusing on characters ranging from Jesse James to John Wayne. In the hardscrabble West of the nineteenth century, however, women played prominent and influential roles, helping to shape the evolution of not only the region but the nation as a whole.

In this lively and informative book, ten noted historians explore the lives of eleven women, from the "Wild West" performer Annie Oakley and the notorious Calamity Jane to the entrepreneur Mary Ellen Pleasant and the reformer Abigail Scott Dunaway. By telling the fascinating tales of these women, this accessible and thoroughly researched collection not only enlightens us but also serves to secure a place in history for these remarkable women.


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Details

Author(s)
Richard W. Etulain, Glenda Riley
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 17mm | 357g
Publication date
01 Oct 1997
Publisher
Fulcrum Inc.,US
Publication City/Country
Golden, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1555912591
ISBN13
9781555912598