Women

Westward the Women

An Anthology of Western Stories by Women
Edited by Vicki Piekarski

Stories by Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko, among other women writers, who have illuminated the Western experience.

Cannery Women, Cannery Lives

Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950
By Vicki L. Ruiz

This dramatic and turbulent history of UCAPAWA is a major contribution to the new labor history in its carefully documented account of minority women controlling their union and regulating their working lives.

The Jailing of Cecelia Capture

By Janet Campbell Hale

A novel of urban Indian life.

Pieces of White Shell

By Terry Tempest Williams
Illustrations by Clifford Brycelea

"To know the oral tradition of Native American people is to feel the sensitivity and sensuality of language in its clearest motion and light, and this Williams has achieved in her appreciation of that tradition."--Simon Ortiz

I Married a Soldier

By Lydia Spencer Lane

Through her eyes we see the close-knit social life of an army post, the western frontier's divided response to the American Civil War, and the cultures and peoples of the West.

Edge of Taos Desert

An Escape to Reality
By Mabel Dodge Luhan

Autobiographical account describing Luhan's first months in New Mexico.

Mabel Dodge Luhan

New Woman, New Worlds
By Lois Palken Rudnick

The definitive biography of a cultural icon.

Filaree

A Novel of an American Woman
By Marguerite Noble

This moving novel of pioneer life in Arizona has become a classic. Based on the life of the author's mother, it overturns every stereotype of western womanhood.

Land of Enchantment

Memoirs of Marian Russell Along the Santa Fe Trail
By Marian Russell

This forgotten classic paints a vivid picture of nineteenth-century New Mexico as seen by a bright young girl from the age of seven on. Mrs. Russell's memories of several well-known western figures are not only delightful reading but make this book a useful addition to the region's history.

Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915

By Sandra Myres

Myres uses extensive source material by and about women to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.

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