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The Women's West / edited and with introductions by Susan Armitage and Elizabeth Jameson.

Contributor(s): Armitage, Susan H. (Susan Hodge), 1937- | Jameson, Elizabeth.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1987Edition: 1st ed.Description: xi, 323 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0806120436 (alk. paper); 9780806120430 (alk. paper); 0806120673 (pbk.); 9780806120676 (pbk.).Subject(s): Women -- West (U.S.) -- History | Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) | Women -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States Western states Women, 1800-1900DDC classification: 305.4/0978 Other classification: HR 1864 | HT 1844
Contents:
Myths: Through women's eyes: a new view of the West / Susan Armitage -- The way we weren't: images of women and men in cowboy art / Corlann Gee Bush -- Illusion and illumination: visual images of American Indian women in the West / Patricia Albers and William James -- Meetings: The role of native women in the creation of Fur Trade Society in Western Canada, 1670-1830 / Sylvia Van Kirk -- Beyond princess and squaw: army officers' perceptions of Indian women / Sherry L. Smith -- Sharing bed and board: cohabitation and cultural difference in central Arizona mining towns, 1863-1873 / Susan L. Johnson -- Emotional continuities: Laura, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and Grace: Western women as portrayed by Laura Ingalls Wilder / Kathryn Adam -- Violence against women: power dynamics in literature of the Western family / Melody Graulich -- Lena Olmstead and Oscar Phillips: love and marriage / Elizabeth Hampsten -- Coming to terms with the West: Women as workers, women as civilizers: true womanhood in the American West / Elizabeth Jameson -- Homesteading in northeastern Colorado, 1873-1920: sex roles and women's experience / Katherine Harris -- Beyond baby doe: child rearing on the mining frontier / Elliott West -- The private lives of public women: prostitution in Butte, Montana, 1878-1917 / Mary Murphy -- Essential servants: immigrant domestics on the Canadian prairies, 1885-1930 / Norma J. Milton -- Waitresses in the trans-Mississipp West: "pretty waiter girls," Harvey girls, and union maids / Mary Lee Spence -- Expanding our focus: Distinctions in Western women's experience: ethnicity, class, and social change / Rosalinda Méndez González -- The "girls" from Syracuse: sex role negotiations of Kansas women in politics, 1887-1890 / Rosalind Urbach Moss -- Networking on the frontier: the Colorado Women's Suffrage Movement, 1876-1893 / Carolyn Stefanco -- The myth of the urban village: women, work, and family among Italian-Americans in twentieth century California / Micaela di Leonardo -- The impact of "Sun Belt industrialization" on Chicanas / Patricia Zavella -- Western women's history: a challenge for the future / Suzan Shown Harjo.
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Includes bibliographies and index.

pt. 1. Myths: Through women's eyes: a new view of the West / Susan Armitage -- The way we weren't: images of women and men in cowboy art / Corlann Gee Bush -- Illusion and illumination: visual images of American Indian women in the West / Patricia Albers and William James -- pt. 2. Meetings: The role of native women in the creation of Fur Trade Society in Western Canada, 1670-1830 / Sylvia Van Kirk -- Beyond princess and squaw: army officers' perceptions of Indian women / Sherry L. Smith -- Sharing bed and board: cohabitation and cultural difference in central Arizona mining towns, 1863-1873 / Susan L. Johnson -- pt. 3. Emotional continuities: Laura, Ma, Mary, Carrie, and Grace: Western women as portrayed by Laura Ingalls Wilder / Kathryn Adam -- Violence against women: power dynamics in literature of the Western family / Melody Graulich -- Lena Olmstead and Oscar Phillips: love and marriage / Elizabeth Hampsten -- pt. 4. Coming to terms with the West: Women as workers, women as civilizers: true womanhood in the American West / Elizabeth Jameson -- Homesteading in northeastern Colorado, 1873-1920: sex roles and women's experience / Katherine Harris -- Beyond baby doe: child rearing on the mining frontier / Elliott West -- The private lives of public women: prostitution in Butte, Montana, 1878-1917 / Mary Murphy -- Essential servants: immigrant domestics on the Canadian prairies, 1885-1930 / Norma J. Milton -- Waitresses in the trans-Mississipp West: "pretty waiter girls," Harvey girls, and union maids / Mary Lee Spence -- pt. 5. Expanding our focus: Distinctions in Western women's experience: ethnicity, class, and social change / Rosalinda Méndez González -- The "girls" from Syracuse: sex role negotiations of Kansas women in politics, 1887-1890 / Rosalind Urbach Moss -- Networking on the frontier: the Colorado Women's Suffrage Movement, 1876-1893 / Carolyn Stefanco -- The myth of the urban village: women, work, and family among Italian-Americans in twentieth century California / Micaela di Leonardo -- The impact of "Sun Belt industrialization" on Chicanas / Patricia Zavella -- Western women's history: a challenge for the future / Suzan Shown Harjo.

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Careful editing of this volume as a whole as well as of individual essays is evident in the cohesiveness of this collection on women's experience in the American and Canadian West. Beginning with essays that debunk myths about women in the West, and moving to descriptions of interactions between Euramericans and Native Americans, the volume also covers the variety of ways in which women came to terms with the West. The concluding essays expand the focus of attention beyond the historical into the present, beyond Euramerican women to Italian-Americans and Chicanas, and includes discussion of the larger changes that helped shaped the lives of western women. It is impossible to imagine teaching American women's history without this collection. It should join Julie Roy Jeffrey's Frontier Women (CH, Dec '79), Polly Welts Kaufman's Women Teachers on the Frontier (CH, Jun '84), Annette Kolodny's The Land Before Her (CH, May '84), and Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey, ed. by Lillian Schlisse (CH, Jul '82) in the undergraduate core collection on women's history. Highly recommended.-S.H. Boyd, Princeton Theological Seminary

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