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Riding astride : the frontier in women's history / Patricia Riley Dunlap

Catalog Data

Author:
Dunlap, Patricia Riley 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 193 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
West (U.S.)
Date:
1995
©1995
19th century
Notes:
NMAH copy 39088019963180 gift from Anne T. Graham.
Summary:
Riding Astride is a study of the women of the frontier West whose extreme and sometimes even militant behavior helped break down the strict social codes of the nineteenth century and transform American culture. Historian Patricia Riley Dunlap discards the glamorized, romanticized wild and woolly West found in other portrayals, revealing the reality of the lives of frontier women. These women branded cattle, mined for gold and silver, farmed, ranched, performed in rodeos and wild west shows, worked as journalists, doctors, and attorneys--and rode horseback astride rather than sidesaddle. --From publisher's description.
Topic:
Women pioneers--History  Search this
Frontier and pioneer life  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093984