Author:Armitage, Susan; Jameson, Elizabeth

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The Women's West

By: Armitage, Susan; Jameson, Elizabeth

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Oklahoma Press: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295001

ISBN: 0806120673

Condition: Near Fine


Ink gift note on half-title page. 1988 Trade Paperback. xi, 323 pp. The American West looms large in popular imagination-a place where men were rugged and independent, violent and courageous. In this mythic West all the men were white, and the women were largely absent. The few female actors played supporting roles around the edges of the drama. Molded by the Victorian Cult of True Womanhood, they were passive, dependent, reluctant, and out of place. Men won the West. Women, against their better judgement, followed them to this newly discovered place and tried to re-create the amenities of the... View more info