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Encyclopedia of Women in the American West

Encyclopedia of Women in the American West

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August 2003 | 408 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Encyclopedia of Women of 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 profiled for the first time, the encyclopedia offers immense value and interest to practicing historians as well as students and the public.

List of Entries
Reader's Guide
List of Contributors
Danielle Moon
A-Z Entries
Appendix: The Chronology of America and its Women
Appendix: Women's Organizations
Appendix: Researching Women's History

“A highly educational and enlightening resource, the Encyclopedia of Women in the American West is a core recommendation for academic and public library American Western History Studies and Women’s Studies reference collections, as well as an invaluable resource for writers and non-specialist general readers with an interest in studying women’s experiences and contributions to American society and culture.”

The Midwest Book Review

“This is the first encyclopedia to focus on this neglected group. . . . There is a clear need for this encyclopedia . . . recommended for academic and public libraries and all libraries with a special interest in the western region and women’s studies.”


"This is a sound purchase for college and university libraries with women's studies or American West programs as well as for large public libraries."


"Few worlds are as male-dominated as the popularly imagined stereotype of the American West. Bakken, Farrington and a team of 58 academic contributors provide a fine corrective to the traditional rough-and-tumble view. . . . Although most of the entries are biographical, several extended essays examine regional experiences and such topics as the Air Force Academy and women, the conservation movement, jail matrons, Native-American protests, philanthropy and women in mining. Suggested readings are aimed at students, but this volume should earn a place on the shelf in high school, public and academic libraries."

John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Librarian
East Carolina University
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ISBN: 9780761923565

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