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A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950 (Paperback)
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A Mine of Her Own: Women Prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950 (Paperback)

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Paperback 375 Pages / Published: 01/09/2000
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From the California gold rush through the mid-twentieth century, a special breed of women played an integral and heretofore unrecognized part in some of the most stirring adventures of the pioneer experience: the saintly Nellie Cashman; the copper queen Ferminia Sarras, known for her grand sprees; the former rodeo champion turned prospector; the ex-actress who snowshoed her way to Nome; and many more. Chosen as one of the top ten books of all time by the Mining History Association, A Mine of Her Own tells the definitive story of America's women prospectors for the first time.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803299160
Number of pages: 375
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 146 x 20 mm


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"The female figures presented here represent far more than a mere reversal of stereotypes. Perhaps because of the immense cultural chasm they crossed, these individuals were not simply women with a touch of 'gold fever,' but unique and even enigmatic characters. . . . An entrancing read."-Bloomsbury Review * Bloomsbury Review *
"A Mine of Her Own proves we can still be surprised at the things women have done. . . . Delightfully unexpected is the evidence of the charisma these enterprising women manifested, their frequent romantic liaisons and their propensity as they aged to choose young, strong husbands."-San Francisco Chronicle * San Francisco Chronicle *

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