The Women’s West


Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award for American Culture

“A significant milestone in Western History.”


“Stimulating essays show western women as workers, as political organizers, as subjects of art and literature, and as social and emotional being. Even those over-sentimentalized roles of frontier wife and w\mother take on intensely more interesting hues. The scope of women’s lives, as depicted in this collection, serves to remind us that the patterns of womanhood in the West, as well as through the nation, have been, and continue to be, far more complex and intriguing than a begrudging society had wanted to acknowledge.” -Western Historical Quarterly