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  • TO AND FRO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA with Sketches in Arizona and New Mexico. by Adams, Emma H. (Hildreth).
    Adams, Emma H. (Hildreth).
    TO AND FRO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA with Sketches in Arizona and New Mexico.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cincinnati: W.M.B.C. Press, 1887. Hardcover first edition - Although this is presented in 'chapter form' this interesting look at Los Angeles area, consists primarily of the author's letters which were written to several Eastern newspapers describing her travels in Southern California during 1884 and in the autumn of 1886. Also included are chapters describing her travels in Arizona and New Mexico. From the author's preface: "From its nature, the book is in but slight sense a guide to persons visiting Southern California, although its pages embrace much reliable information about the country and its people.... The writer has aimed to build, out of the many sketches and facts given, a pleasant and readable book" - a modest aim, in…

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    Cincinnati: W.M.B.C. Press, 1887. Hardcover first edition - Although this is presented in 'chapter form' this interesting look at Los Angeles area, consists primarily of the author's letters which were written to several Eastern newspapers describing her travels in Southern California during 1884 and in the autumn of 1886. Also included are chapters describing her travels in Arizona and New Mexico. From the author's preface: "From its nature, the book is in but slight sense a guide to persons visiting Southern California, although its pages embrace much reliable information about the country and its people.... The writer has aimed to build, out of the many sketches and facts given, a pleasant and readable book" - a modest aim, in which she has succeeded admirably, making this book enjoyable even now, well over 100 years later. Among the topics covered are a visit with historian Hubert Bancroft, the California missions, life in a canyon outside Los Angeles, the port of San Pedro, the growing of raisins, rural Riverside, the schools in Los Angeles - and a chapter on women as cultivators of the soil, which comments on how women have become land owners, involved in real estate, and in such agricultural pursuits as managing a raisin vineyard. 288 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in the original brown cloth with gilt lettering on the front and spine, gilt illustration on lower section of front cover, 2 decorative black-stamped bands. (spots in the margin of 2 pages, minor shelfwear to boards, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 39474
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  • ALICE: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute. by Anderson, Ivy and Devon Angus, editors.
    Anderson, Ivy and Devon Angus, editors.
    ALICE: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own…

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    Berkeley & San Francisco: Heyday and California Historical Society, (2016). SIGNED first edition - Foreword by Josh Sides. "In 1913 the San Francisco Bulletin published a serialized, ghostwritten memoir of a prostitute who went by the moniker Alice Smith. "A Voice from the Underworld ". . . candidly related the harrowing events she endured after entering the life. While prostitute narratives had been published before, never had they been as frank in their discussion of the underworld, including topics such as abortion, police corruption, and the unwritten laws of the brothel. . . The response to Alice's story was unprecedented: four thousand letters poured into the Bulletin,many of which were written by other prostitutes ready to share their own stories; and it inspired what may have been the first sex worker rights protest in modern history." This book includes the memoirs of Alice Smith and a selection of letters responding to her story as well as an introduction which places this in the era's sensationalistic journalism as well as revealing themes in Alice's story that extend to issues facing sex workers today. SIGNED on the title page by BOTH editors with the word "thanks" and dated in the year of publication. Introduction and notes. Illustrations. Suggestions for further reading. lxxxii, 244 pp. ISBN: 978-1597143615.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78050
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  • WRITING THE RANGE: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West. by [Anthology, signed] Jameson, Elizabeth and Susan Armitage, editors. Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Jameson, Elizabeth and Susan Armitage, editors. Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, signed.
    WRITING THE RANGE: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A ground-breaking and very interesting anthology of twenty-nine essays that (as stated on the dustjacket): 'present women of all races as actors in their own lives and in the history of the American West and locate them in a framework that connects gender, race, and class. SIGNED by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore at her essay "Not in Somebody's Kitchen: African American Women Workers in Richmond California and the Impact of World War II" In mythic sagas of the American West, the wide western range offered boundless opportunity to a limited cast of white men [but] women's voices were never heard. 'Writing the Range' allows us to…

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    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A ground-breaking and very interesting anthology of twenty-nine essays that (as stated on the dustjacket): 'present women of all races as actors in their own lives and in the history of the American West and locate them in a framework that connects gender, race, and class. SIGNED by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore at her essay "Not in Somebody's Kitchen: African American Women Workers in Richmond California and the Impact of World War II" In mythic sagas of the American West, the wide western range offered boundless opportunity to a limited cast of white men [but] women's voices were never heard. 'Writing the Range' allows us to hear many long-silenced women: Spanish-Mexican settlers and American Indians on New Spain's northern frontiers; Chinese, Basque, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Slavic, and Irish immigrants; film stars Dolores del Rio and Lupe Velez; Navajos and African Americans who moved to Western cities during World War II; and the activist Mothers of East Los Angeles, who organized to resist environmental dangers to their community.' Among the essays are those on Widows & Land in Colonial New Mexico by Yolanda Leyva; Captivity and Identity in New Mexico 1700-1846 by by James F. Brooks; The Women of Lincoln County 1860-1900 by Darlis Miller; Beyond the Stereotype: Chinese Pioneer Women by Annette White-Parks; Basque Women as Hard Workers by Jeronima Echeverria; Women Cross-dressing in the 19th Century West by Evelyn Schlatter, Irish Women in Anaconda, Montana by Laurie Mercer and many more. Photographs. Index and selected bibliographies -including both a general bibliography and others by ethnicity - on African American women, Asian American, etc. 656 pp. ISBN: 0-806129298.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 67097
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  • (Atherton, Gertrude, 1857-1948) Leider, Emily Wortis.
    CALIFORNIA'S DAUGHTER, GERTRUDE ATHERTON AND HER TIMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of Atherton focusing on her place in American culture - her contributions to the debate on the place of women in society, her literary friendships with other writers like Ambrose Bierce, Gertrude Stein, Van Vechten, and her love-hate preoccupation with her native California. Includes a chronology, photographs, notes, index. 402 pp. ISBN: 0-8047-18202.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, and overall tight and clean in a fine unmarked dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31440
    Keywords: Women in the West
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  • TOMBOY BRIDE by Backus, Harriet Fish
    Backus, Harriet Fish
    TOMBOY BRIDE

    Edition: First edition.

    Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Woman's Personal Account of Life in the Mining Camps of the West" - in 1908, right after their marriage in Denver, Harriet and her husband George, a mining engineer, went to the Tomboy Mine in the San Juan mountains of Colorado above Telluride. Later they were at the copper mines in British Columbia and at remote mines in Idaho. By 1913, they had returned to Colorado - to Leadville - where George helped developed a process for milling molybdenum during the years of the first World War. The Tomboy closed in 1925, the copper mines of Britannia in 1934, but the Climax went on to become one…

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    Boulder, CO: Pruett Publishing, (1969) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "A Woman's Personal Account of Life in the Mining Camps of the West" - in 1908, right after their marriage in Denver, Harriet and her husband George, a mining engineer, went to the Tomboy Mine in the San Juan mountains of Colorado above Telluride. Later they were at the copper mines in British Columbia and at remote mines in Idaho. By 1913, they had returned to Colorado - to Leadville - where George helped developed a process for milling molybdenum during the years of the first World War. The Tomboy closed in 1925, the copper mines of Britannia in 1934, but the Climax went on to become one of the greatest mining enterprises - because of molybdenum. Very personally INSCRIBED opposite the title page to "my dear friends who had much affection for my beloved George." Illustrated with photographs. 273 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (a few dates and "read" on front endpaper, dj is tearing along fold of front flap, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 76337
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  • BREAKING CLEAN. by Blunt, Judy.
    Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28200
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  • Blunt, Judy.
    BREAKING CLEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a powerful memoir of growing up on a ranch in Montana, of learning to work cattle all day and then getting dinner on the table - and finally of breaking away from this world to find her own identity as a writer. Winner of the 1997 PEN/Jarrod Award for a work in progress and of the 2001 Whiting Writer's Award, this has blurbs by such writers as James Crumley (who calls it 'a magnificent achievement, a book for the ages.'), William Kittredge, James Welch and others. Kirkus Reviews states 'to shoehorn this into mere category or classification is to insult its power. Profound and profoundly moving.' 303 pp. ISBN: 0-375-401318.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38903
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  • THE WAR ON THE WEBFOOT SALOON & OTHER TALES OF FEMININE ADVENTURES by Clark, Malcolm H. Jr and Kenneth W. Porter.
    Clark, Malcolm H. Jr and Kenneth W. Porter.
    THE WAR ON THE WEBFOOT SALOON & OTHER TALES OF FEMININE ADVENTURES

    Edition: First printing. a slim trade paperback.

    Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society, (1969). First edition - Collects three accounts of women from early Oregon history - .Frances Fuller Victor and the Temperance League in the title story; Portland attorney Mary Leonard (who was tried and acquited of the murder of her husband) in "The Lady and the Saw: a Portrait of Mary Leonard" and "Jane Barnes, First White Woman in Oregon" - originally published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly in 1957, 1955 and 1930. Illustrated. 53 pp plus a double page map.. ISBN: 0-87595-023x.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated white wrappers.

    Book ID: 39436
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  • CALIFORNIA PIONEERS: Their Stories, Culture and Cuisine, 1800-1920. by Cox, Elizabeth.
    Cox, Elizabeth.
    CALIFORNIA PIONEERS: Their Stories, Culture and Cuisine, 1800-1920.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Indian Well, CA: McKenna Publishing Group, (2005). SIGNED first edition - Short stories, articles and recipes. Illustrated with photographs. Many of the recipes have both the original version and a more modern version (although some -like for barbecued squirrel - only have the original version.) INSCRIBED on the title page. Photographs. Bibliography. 146 pp. ISBN: 1-932172149.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73378
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  • GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today. by Cranford, Florence.
    Cranford, Florence.
    GIRL OF THE DESERT, The Life and Writings of One of the Most Extraordinary Women in America Today.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Greenwich Book Publishers, (1961) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of her years in the West - born in South Dakota, she moved to Nevada where she spent 5 years hunting and trapping and ranching. She became a prominent livestock rancher, but went bankrupt during the Depression of 1935, so she moved to California and then to Alaska where she spent 10 years on the frontier. INSCRIBED on the half title page by the author. Illustrated with photographs. 134 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (a few spots of foxing to the endpapers, some rubbing to the dj, sunning to the spine.)

    Book ID: 66223
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  • STUMP RANCH PIONEER. by Davis, Nelle Portrey.
    Davis, Nelle Portrey.
    STUMP RANCH PIONEER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An uncommon account of one family's journey to the Northwest and the panhandle of Idaho. Driven from their Colorado sheep farm after a long struggle with the dust-bowl conditions of the late 1930s, Nelle Davis and her husband migrated, with their two children, to the second growth forests of northern Idaho to begin again as stump ranch farmers. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the word "sincerely." Synopsis from the dust jacket has been pasted onto the first blank page. 245 pp.

    Condition: From a school library with a donation bookplate on the front endpaper, several stamps, remnants of a pocket. Front hinge is cracking, and some fraying to the fore-edge of the front cover, but otherwise tight and clean, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76776
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  • THE SOLACE OF OPEN SPACES. by Ehrlich, Gretel.
    Ehrlich, Gretel.
    THE SOLACE OF OPEN SPACES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1986.). "A stunning rumination of life on Wyoming's high plains..." 131 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0081135.

    Condition: Good condition (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 40728
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  • Ellsworth, Maria S., editor
    MORMON ODYSSEY: The Story of Ida Hunt Udall, Plural Wife

    Edition: First printing.

    Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Ida Hunt Udall based on her memoirs of her early life, her journals, her birthday book and her letters, edited and with additional material by Ellsworth, her granddaughter. When her husband was imprisoned for polygamy, she was forced to go "underground" and her journal is a vivid picture of that and of the hardships of settling Arizona and New Mexico. Illustrated with photographs. 296 pgs including notes, bibliography, index.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 8321
    Keywords: Women in the West
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  • HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park. by Enss, Chris.
    Enss, Chris.
    HIGH COUNTRY WOMEN: Pioneers of Yosemite National Park.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Helena, Montana: Riverbend, (2013). SIGNED first edition - The story of women's role in shaping the history of Yosemite National Park - including Clare Hodges, the nation's first woman park ranger; Jessie Fremont, who campaigned to protecting Yosemite from development; Florence Hutchings, backcountry explorer who had a mountain and lake named after her; Sally Dutcher and Elizabeth Pershing, in 1875 and 1876 the first women to climb Half Dome; Ta-bu-ce, a Paiute who lived in the traditional way; and more. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED on the title page. Afterword by climber Beth Rodden. Bibliography, endnotes, index. 119 pp. ISBN: 978-1606390689.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 68666
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  • Fox, Mary Virginia.
    THE STORY OF WOMEN WHO SHAPED THE WEST.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Chicago: Childrens Press. (1991.). Hardcover - A title in the Cornerstones of Freedom series. Includes the stories of well-known women pioneers like Narcissa Whitman in Oregon, sharpshooter Annie Oakley and Jessie Benton Freeman in California - and also of less well-known women like Texas rancher Henrietta Chamberlain King, Nebraska homesteader Carrie Roach and Wyoming Justice of the Peace, Esther Morris. Large format,illustrated with many sepia toned vintage photographs. Index. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-516047574.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards (prev owner's stamp inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 33535
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  • CALAMITY JANE: Legends of the West. by Gilbert, Sara.
    Gilbert, Sara.
    CALAMITY JANE: Legends of the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2006. Hardcover first edition - Written for older children, this is a brief biography and look at the legend of Martha Jane Cannary, who became known as Calamity Jane, including her experiences as a scout for General Custer and her years with Bufffalo Bill. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. Reference, index. 48 pp. ISBN: 1583413375.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 62406
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  • ANNIE OAKLEY: Legends of the West. by Gilbert, Sara.
    Gilbert, Sara.
    ANNIE OAKLEY: Legends of the West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 2006. Hardcover first edition - Written for older children, this is a brief biography and look at the legend of Phoebe Ann Moses, born in Ohio in 1860, who became known as Annie Oakley, a tiny woman who became one of the best sharpshooters of all time. Large format, illustrated throughout with vintage photographs. References, index. 48 pp. ISBN: 1583413340.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 62490
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  • FELICIANA'S CALIFORNIA MIRACLE. by [Gutierrez de Arballo, Feliciana]. Comstock, Esther J.
    [Gutierrez de Arballo, Feliciana]. Comstock, Esther J.
    FELICIANA'S CALIFORNIA MIRACLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Grass Valley, California: Comstock Bonanza Press, (1985) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel inspired by the true story of a young Mexican widow who came to California with her two young daughters in the overland expedition across the Sonoran desert led by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza in 1776. Based on the diaries of Anza and Font. Illustrated by Dave Comstock. SIGNED on the half title page by the author. Map, glossary, bibliography, index. xiv, 176 pp. ISBN: 0-933994036.

    Condition: Fine in light blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine in a good only dust jacket, with several short tears at the top edge, some creasing (dj is now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 63243
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  • FEELS LIKE FAR: A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains. by Hasselstrom, Linda.
    Hasselstrom, Linda.
    FEELS LIKE FAR: A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Lyons Press, (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of sixteen interlinked essays about growing up a woman on the grasslands of North Dakota. 233 pp. ISBN: 1558218874.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58333
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  • BUCKSKIN AND SMOKE. by Hayes, Anna Hansen.
    Hayes, Anna Hansen.
    BUCKSKIN AND SMOKE.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Antonio, Texas: Naylor, (1971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which depicts family life on the Idaho frontier, south of the Snake River. Thinly disguised as fiction, this is based on the experiences of the author's family who came west from Denmark via Minneapolis. "Writing from the woman's point of view, the author depicts the neighborliness of settlers rather than gunplay and cattle rustling; she records the friendliness of the Bannock-Shoshone Indians who camped each summer on her uncle's homestead; she emphasizes the pioneer woman's ingenuity in making do with what she had to maintain traditions of the past." 119 pp. ISBN: 0-8111-04273.

    Condition: Very near fine in woodgrained boards in very good dust jacket (sharp corners, white pages, one tiny spot on page opposite title page, dj price-clipped, has overall toning)

    Book ID: 55289
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  • WRITING THE RANGE: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West. by Jameson, Elizabeth and Susan Armitage, editors.
    Jameson, Elizabeth and Susan Armitage, editors.
    WRITING THE RANGE: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women's West.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A ground-breaking and very interesting anthology of twenty-nine essays that (as stated on the dustjacket): 'present women of all races as actors in their own lives and in the history of the American West and locate them in a framework that connects gender, race, and class. In mythic sagas of the American West, the wide western range offered boundless opportunity to a limited cast of white men [but] women's voices were never heard. 'Writing the Range' allows us to hear many long-silenced women: Spanish-Mexican settlers and American Indians on New Spain's northern frontiers; Chinese, Basque, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Slavic, and Irish immigrants; film stars Dolores del Rio…

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    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, (1997.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A ground-breaking and very interesting anthology of twenty-nine essays that (as stated on the dustjacket): 'present women of all races as actors in their own lives and in the history of the American West and locate them in a framework that connects gender, race, and class. In mythic sagas of the American West, the wide western range offered boundless opportunity to a limited cast of white men [but] women's voices were never heard. 'Writing the Range' allows us to hear many long-silenced women: Spanish-Mexican settlers and American Indians on New Spain's northern frontiers; Chinese, Basque, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Slavic, and Irish immigrants; film stars Dolores del Rio and Lupe Velez; Navajos and African Americans who moved to Western cities during World War II; and the activist Mothers of East Los Angeles, who organized to resist environmental dangers to their community.' Among the essays are those on Widows & Land in Colonial New Mexico by Yolanda Leyva; Captivity and Identity in New Mexico 1700-1846 by by James F. Brooks; The Women of Lincoln County 1860-1900 by Darlis Miller; Beyond the Stereotype: Chinese Pioneer Women by Annette White-Parks; Basque Women as Hard Workers by Jeronima Echeverria; Women Cross-dressing in the 19th Century West by Evelyn Schlatter, African American Women Workers in Richmond California and the Impact of World War II by Shirley Ann Wilson Moore; Irish Women in Anaconda, Montana by Laurie Mercer and many more. Photographs. Index and selected bibliographies -including both a general bibliography and others by ethnicity - on African American women, Asian American, etc. 656 pp. ISBN: 0-806129298.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32040
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  • Jeffrey, Julie Roy
    CONVERTING THE WEST

    Edition: First printing.

    Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A biography of Narcissa Whitman, who was, with her husband, a pioneer missionary to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory. Travelling overland in 1836, she spent the next 11 years in Oregon, at first among the "benighted" Indians, and then among the growing number of white settlers. Dust jacket illustration of "Narcissa Whitman Meets the Horribles" is from a painting by John Clymer. Photographs, sources, index. 235 pp. ISBN: 0-8061-23591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 6345
    Keywords: Women in the West
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  • WILD HORSE ANNIE: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustangs by [Johnston, Velma Ione Bronn 1912-1977] Kania, Alan J.
    [Johnston, Velma Ione Bronn 1912-1977] Kania, Alan J.
    WILD HORSE ANNIE: Velma Johnston and Her Fight to Save the Mustangs

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Reno & Las Vegas, NV: University of Nevada Press, (2012). First edition - An account of Annie Johnston - "Wild Horse Annie" - twenty-seven year fight to save the mustangs from slaughter - and to establish refuges for them, not just in her state of Nevada but across the West. Although it seemed like she had succeeded when Congress passed the Wild Free Horse and Burro Act in 1971, and the Supreme Court upheld it, there have been many setbacks since - both legislative and bureaucratic. Still, without the efforts of this shy Nevada horsewife, there would probably not be any mustangs in the wild at all. Illustrated with photographs. Notes. xiv, 212 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 64150
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  • THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US: Contemporary Women Write About the West: An Anthology. by Jordan, Teresa and James R. Hepworth, editors.
    Jordan, Teresa and James R. Hepworth, editors.
    THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US: Contemporary Women Write About the West: An Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Introductions by the editors and contributions by Terry Tempest Williams, Leslie Marmon Silko, Nancy Mairs, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Crow Dog, Judy Blunt, Kathleen Norris, Mary Helen Ponce, Brenda Peterson many others. 393 pp. ISBN: 0-393-037231.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61947
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  • THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US: Contemporary Women Write About the West: An Anthology. by Jordan, Teresa and James R. Hepworth, editors.
    Jordan, Teresa and James R. Hepworth, editors.
    THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US: Contemporary Women Write About the West: An Anthology.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Introductions by the editors and contributions by Terry Tempest Williams, Leslie Marmon Silko, Nancy Mairs, Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Crow Dog, Judy Blunt, Kathleen Norris, Mary Helen Ponce, Brenda Peterson many others. 393 pp. ISBN: 0-393-037231.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55354
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  • Kilgore, Hermina Gertrude.
    ROUGH ROAD IN THE ROCKIES.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Big Mountain Press, (1961.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an account of living with her new husband in a log cabin in the Colorado Rockies during the Depression. SIGNED by author on half title page. Illustrated with photographs. 135 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 56932
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  • SAUCER EYES: A Story of Becoming in Hard Rock Mining Country. by Laucks, Eulah Croson.
    Laucks, Eulah Croson.
    SAUCER EYES: A Story of Becoming in Hard Rock Mining Country.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Santa Barbara: Fithian Press, 1996. First edition - Cover praise from Harry Ashmore ("Laucks sets forth an unfolding view of the hard-scrabble community situated atop the Comstock Lode in Nevada - a far place populated by rough and ready miners lured by glittering prospects that never panned out for her father.. a uniquely revealing perspective on the last days of the waning American frontier") and Wendell Berry ("a little nugget of a book,, it wastes not a word and undervalues nothing.") Photographs, 95 pp. ISBN: 1-564741532.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, and tape reinforcement to the edges. A good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37944
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  • SAND IN MY EYES. by Laune, Seigniora Russell (Illustrated by Paul Laune)
    Laune, Seigniora Russell (Illustrated by Paul Laune)
    SAND IN MY EYES.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1956.) dj. Hardcover - An entertaining first hand account of life on the frontier in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. "A true story of a young wife and the town she helped to build. . . The very young Mrs. Laune first saw the new town of Woodward, Oklahoma Territory in 1896, three years after her husband had set up a tent beside the strip of sand which was to be the main street." Illustrated by her son, Paul Laune, with line drawings throughout and full color illustrated endpapers. 256 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (crinkling to the back cover of the dj, tape repair to interior.)

    Book ID: 56699
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  • NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer. by Ledbetter, Suzann.
    Ledbetter, Suzann.
    NELLIE CASHMAN: Prospector and Trailblazer.

    Edition: First printing, a slim trade paperback.

    El Paso, TX Texas Western Press / The University of Texas at El Paso, (1993). First edition - Biography of Irish-born Nellie Cashman (1850-1925) who, after arriving in Boston in the 1860s, soon went West and became a prospector and boarding house proprietor in mining towns ranging from Californian to Nevada to Tombstone, Arizona, . She was the first Caucasian woman to trek British Columbia's rugged Cassiar Mountain region and half a century later was the first woman to fly there in an airplane. Southwestern Studies No. 98. Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award Illustrated with vintage photographs throughout,Notes, bibliography. xii, 83 pp. ISBN: 0-87404-1945.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60769
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  • FOR CALIFORNIA'S GOLD. by Levy, JoAnn.
    Levy, JoAnn.
    FOR CALIFORNIA'S GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historically accurate novel which tells the story of the Gold Rush through the eyes of a reluctant 49er - a woman who accompanied her husband, but whose focus was on the survival of her children and her family, first on the overland journey, then in Sacramento and Nevada CIty. The author won the 1999 Women Writing the West Willa Literary Award. INSCRIBED on the title page Preface by the author. x, 268 pp. ISBN: 0-87081-5660.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73358
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