Women

Wide Ruins

Memories from a Navajo Trading Post
By Sallie Wagner

This lively memoir describes trading post life from 1938 to 1950 and the many changes experienced by Navajos and all Americans during and after World War II.

Hungry Lightning

Notes of a Woman Anthropologist in Venezuela
By Pei-Lin Yu

Hungry Lightning is a personal view not only of a people whose life as savannah foragers is unique and fast-disappearing, but of the thoughts and actions of a young woman researcher during the hardest, and most exciting, time in her life.

Marietta Wetherill

Life with the Navajos in Chaco Canyon
Edited by Kathryn Gabriel

While her husband Richard excavated ruins and created a trading post empire at the turn of the century, Marietta learned the rituals and reality of Navajo life from medicine men.

Lady's Choice

Ethel Waxham's Journals and Letters, 1905-1910
Edited by Barbara LoveFrances Love Froidevaux

A rich portrait of a woman's life in the American West of the early 1900s--a love story that reads like a novel.

Chicana Creativity and Criticism

New Frontiers in American Literature
Second Edition
Edited by María Herrera-SobekHelena María Viramontes

Poetry, art, and criticism by major Chicana writers and artists.

A Place in El Paso

A Mexican-American Childhood
By Gloria López-Stafford

"The book is literally the salsa in Chicana/o history."—Choice

The Life and Death of Carolina Maria de Jesus

By Robert LevineJosé Carlos Sebe Bom Meihy

Robert Levine tells the story of Carolina Maria de Jesus (1914-1977), Brazilian, Black, illegitimate, extremely poor, and Brazil's best-selling author upon the publication of her journals.

We Fed Them Cactus

Second Edition
By Fabiola Cabeza de Baca

Documents the daily activities of Hispanic pioneers--buffalo hunting, horse breaking, sheep herding, preparing and preserving food, sewing, tending the sick, and educating children are included in this rich recuerdo, as well as stories of Comancheros, Tejanos, Americanos, and outlaws.

Taking the Wheel

Women and the Coming of the Motor Age
By Virginia Scharff

Scharff looks at women's struggles to be accepted as drivers.

Western Women

Their Land, Their Lives
Edited by Lillian SchlisselJanice MonkVicki L. Ruiz

These essays analyze and interpret studies on women's roles in the American West.

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