Brave hearted : the women of the American West 1836-1880

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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2022].
First edition.
1954118171, 9781954118171
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xxvi, 372 pages : illustrations, photographs (black & white), maps ; 24 cm
Manchester West Branch - Nonfiction - New Nonfiction
978.02 HIC
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New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2022].
First edition.
1954118171, 9781954118171


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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-357) and index.
"As the internationally bestselling historian Katie Hickman writes, "Myth and misunderstanding spring from the American frontier as readily as rye grass from sod, and--like the wiry grass--seem as difficult to weed out and discard." But the true-life story of women's experiences in the Wild West is more gripping, heart-rending, and stirring than all the movies, novels, folk-legends, and ballads of popular imagination. Hard-drinking, hard-living poker players and prostitutes of the new boom towns; wives and mothers traveling two and a half thousand miles across the prairies in covered-wagon convoys, some of them so poor they walked the entire route; African-American women in search of freedom from slavery; Chinese sex-workers sold openly on the docks of San Francisco; Native American women brutally displaced by the unstoppable tide of white settlers--all were women forced to draw on huge reserves of resilience and courage in the face of tumultuous change. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other extraordinary contemporary accounts, sifting through the legends and the myths, the laws and the treaties, Katie Hickman presents us with a cast of unforgettable women: the half Cree, Marguerite McLoughlin, the much-admired "First Lady" of Fort Vancouver; the Presbyterian missionary Narcissa Whitman, who in 1837 became the first white woman to make the overland journey west across the Rocky Mountains; Biddy Mason, the Mississippi slave who fought for her freedom through the courts of California; Olive Oatman, adopted by the Mohave, famous for her facial tattoos. This is the story of the women who participated in the greatest mass migration in American history, transforming their country in the process; a tale brought to life by a brilliant social historian and a dynamic storyteller. This is American history, not as it was romanticized, but as it was lived.",--publisher's website.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hickman, K. (2022). Brave hearted: the women of the American West 1836-1880 (First edition.). Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hickman, Katie. 2022. Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West 1836-1880. Spiegel & Grau.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hickman, Katie. Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West 1836-1880 Spiegel & Grau, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hickman, Katie. Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West 1836-1880 First edition., Spiegel & Grau, 2022.

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