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  1. Gendering Radicalism
    In 1919 Charlotte Anita Whitney, a wealthy white woman, received one of the first Communist Labor Party membership cards for the charter group of the northern California Communist Labor Party. Less than a decade later in Berkeley,... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2015
    Hardback | £39.00
    EPUB | £37.00
  2. Black Print with a White Carnation
    Mildred Dee Brown (1905–89) was the cofounder of Nebraska’s Omaha Star, the longest running black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States. Known for her trademark white carnation corsage, Brown... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2014
    Paperback | £24.99
    EPUB | £23.99
  3. The Important Things of Life
    Sweetwater County lies in southwestern Wyoming, and has stood as a significant symbolic geography for the "new Western Woman’s" history. As the county in which Elinore Pruitt Stewart (Letters of a Woman Homesteader, Nebraska... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2013
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. The Enigma Woman
    “Crack shot.” “Enigma woman.” “Good with ponies and pistols.” “A much-married woman.” What if such an unconventional woman—and the press unanimously agreed that Nellie May Madison was indeed unconventional—were... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2009
    Paperback | £13.99
  5. The Blue Tattoo
    In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2009
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  6. Domesticating the West
    In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Tannatt said a final good-bye to Massachusetts and the eastern seaboard and set out in search not of land but of opportunities for social and political advancement. Facing severe limitations to their... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2008
    Paperback | £16.99
    PDF | £15.99
  7. Bright Epoch
    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... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2008
    Hardback | £43.00
    PDF | £41.00
  8. Their Own Frontier
    The writings of the American West have long dealt with masculine ideals. Well into the twentieth century, what little attention was afforded to women typically reflected prescribed or stereotyped roles, and the work of women scholars... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2008
    Paperback | £24.99
  9. Give Me Eighty Men
    “With eighty men I could ride through the entire Sioux nation.” The story of what has become popularly known as the Fetterman Fight, near Fort Phil Kearney in present-day Wyoming in 1866, is based entirely on this infamous... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2008
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. Eight Women, Two Model Ts, and the American West
    In 1924 eight young women drove across the American West in two Model T Fords. In nine weeks they traveled more than nine thousand unpaved miles on an extended car-camping trip through six national parks, “without a man or a... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2007
    Paperback | £15.99
  11. Front-Page Women Journalists, 1920-1950
    During a time when female reporters were almost always relegated to the society and women’s pages of the newspapers, a few hundred notable women broke barriers and wrote their way onto the front pages of metropolitan newspapers.... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2007
    Paperback | £16.99
  12. The Cowboy Girl
    In 1901, Philadelphia's celebrity female journalist stepped off a train in Blackfoot, Montana, and into a world of living legends. The miners and frontiersmen, Indians and trappers that Caroline Lockhart met there inspired this... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2007
    Paperback | £19.99
  13. Riding Pretty
    When the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen—not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. Riding Pretty examines the history,... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2006
    Hardback | £24.99
  14. The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman
    Raised in a sheltered, puritanical household in New England, Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863–1953) followed her conscience and calling in 1885 when she traveled west and opened a school on the Great Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2005
    Hardback | £28.99
    Paperback | £24.99
    PDF | £23.99
  15. Flowers in the Snow
    Over the course of a dozen years, Scottish plant collector Isobel Wylie Hutchison (1889–1982) explored northern latitudes from the Lofoten Islands of Norway to the far reaches of the American Aleutians. To achieve her goals,... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2005
    Paperback | £16.99
  16. When Montana and I Were Young

    When Montana and I Were Young

    A Frontier Childhood

    Written by Margaret Bell, Edited by and Introduced by Mary Clearman Blew, Afterword by Lee Rostad

    Series Women in the West

    UNP - Nebraska

    Lost for almost half a century and never before published, When Montana and I Were Young is a remarkable primary account of a child’s life in the early part of the twentieth century. Margaret Bell (1888–1982) was a rancher... Learn More
    Published: 1st September 2003
    Paperback | £14.99
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