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Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West

by Marian Perales

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Destroying the myth that women in the American West were merely the worried wives or saucy saloon singers portrayed in the movies, the 29 essays in this collection show that females played a vital role on the American frontier. The essays often have a critical aspect, making specific arguments about the role women played in the settling of the West, but what is perhaps most enlightening about the book are biographical sketches demonstrating that the some of the most remarkable people taming the frontier were women.

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A valuable introduction to the rapidly changing field of western history, Writing the Range explains clearly how race, class, and culture are constructed and connected. The first section examines issues raised by more than a decade of multicultural western women's histories; following are six chronological sections spanning four centuries. Each section offers a short introduction connecting its essays and placing them in analytic and historical perspective. Clearly written and accessible, Writing the Range makes a major contribution to ethnic history, women's history, and interpretations of the American West.… (more)

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