Westering Women & the Frontier (Paperback)Myres (author)
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Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Number of pages: 365
Weight: 665 g
Dimensions: 238 x 154 x 25 mm
. . . an exhaustively researched and well-written account of womens experiences in the American West. A provocative work . . .
. . . well-researched and well-written . . . Myress book is now the outstanding book on Western women. Good photographs; excellent footnotes . . . Should be purchased by all libraries collecting books on women or on frontier history.
. . . Myres has been ingenious in ferreting out materials that also permit French, Hispanic, black, and Native American women to speak of their experiences and . . . illuminate splendidly the dramatic changes wrought by the frontier in womens lives.
. . . Myres book is very impressive for its extensive research, its integration of women into the history of the West, its abundant common sense, and its sensitive comparisons of different aspects of mens and womens lives. It is essential reading for anyone interested in the American West and the history of women in the United States.
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