The Encyclopedia of Women in the American West captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the mid 1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society. Including many women biographied for the first time, the Encyclopedia offers immense value and interest to practicing historians as well as students and the lay public.
The Encyclopedia covers nine diverse topical categories: Agriculture/Ranching Arts and Letters Education Entrepreneurs Law Pioneers Public Performance Religion Women's Organizations
The West is often portrayed as a rough and tumble man's world, but behind these men and often independently were women with the dreams, strength, and determination to make a difference. The Encyclopedia of Women in the American West is a tribute to their independence, intelligence, courage, spirit, perseverance, and daring.
Authoritative and in-depth articles on a wide range of salient issues in women's history Suggested readings and interpretive materials for every entry Bridges two perennially popular areas of academic and lay interest: the American West and women's history Developed and priced to appeal to high school and public libraries as well as academic libraries