Wild West Women: Travellers, Adventurers and Rebels

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From the Publisher Travelers, adventures, and rebels, these aren't the women who built the west. Not nurses or teachers or crusaders for women's rights, they rarely show up in history books. They are a different breed of women. Adventurous and rebellious, they strayed outside the permitted and undertook the unexpected. Most of the women who came to the west coast of Canada between the time of the gold rush and the 1940's settled in Vancouver or Victoria, or in the growing towns in the interior valleys. Out beyond the cities, a different world existed. Imaginative, determined, often raucous and somewhat raunchy, women in the wilds did what they wanted to do. They ran trap lines, hotels and bawdy houses, prospected for gold, lived in the wilderness, and married as many times as they wanted or not at all. They lived in an era informed by Victorian expectations of what women should do and who she should be. These are stories of the strength, in dependence and sheer determination of amazing individuals who lived a life that challenged the rules most women lived by.There are the rebels who challenged conventions that dictated how women should behave in an earlier time.

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