Uncommon Common Women: Ordinary Lives of the West

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Suggested Readings

A broad and rich literature focuses on women in the American West. Just as this book is only an introduction to some of the themes that touch women's western lives, this list represents only a small portion of the many available works. It is also intended that these sources would be readily accessible to the general reading public. The items here should lead the interested reader to many other readings.

Apostol Jane. "Jeanne Cart: One Woman and Sunshine." American West. 15 (July/ August 1978).

Arnold Abraham. "The New Jerusalem: Jewish Pioneers on the Prairies." Beaver 74 (August-September 1994).

Armitage Susan and Elizabeth Jameson. The Women's West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987.

Azuma Eiichiro. "A History of Oregon's Issei: 1880-1952." Oregon Historical Quarterly 94 (Winter 1993-94).

Boyer Ruth McDonald, and Narcissus Duffy Gayton. Apache Mothers and Daughters; Four Generations of a Family: Norman: University of Oklahoma, 1992.

Butler Anne M. Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865- 1890. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

-----. "Women in Prisons of the American West, 1865-1920."a Western Legal History (Fall\Winter 1994).

-----. "Still in Chains: Black Women in Western Penitentaries, 1865-1915." Western Historical Quarterly. ( February 1989).

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface viii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Women of the Prairies 5
  • 2 - Immigrant Women 35
  • 3 - Indigenous Women 53
  • 4 - Women of the Schoolhouse 67
  • 5 - Women of the Criminal World 89
  • 6 - Women of the Fort and the City 105
  • 7 - Work, Grief, and Joy 111
  • Suggested Readings 127
  • Photo Credits 133
  • About the Authors 138
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