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Daughters of the American West

Seagraves, Anne.

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ISBN 10: 0961908858 / ISBN 13: 9780961908850
Published by Wesanne Publications, Lakeport, CA, 1996
Used Condition: Fine Soft cover
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176 pp, bibliography, num bw ills. Tiny corner crease to front cover. Brings to life colorful women of the Old West. Horse-trading ladies like Mustang Jane; The Queen of Diamonds who rode sidesaddle over rough terrain with her cowhands; and a new breed of cowgirls who fought their way to fame in Rodeo. Cattle queens, petticoat prisoners, and dedicated schoolmarms all make their appearances. Fifth book in this author's series of women of the American west. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 011491

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Title: Daughters of the American West

Publisher: Wesanne Publications, Lakeport, CA

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Paperback.

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Rough, Tough and in Skirts! These turn-of-the century gals entered a man's world with a vengeance, many of them conquering it.

This action-packed book brings to life the colorful women of the Old Wild West. Horse-trading ladies, like the legendary "Mustang Jane," ruled the range with their six-shooters, "The Queen of Diamonds" rode sidesaddle over the rough terrain with her cowhands and a new breed of gutsy cowgirls fought their way to fame in the male-dominated world of rodeo. Others made quieter, gentler changes.

From the famous and infamous, to the unsung heroines--cattle queens, petticoat prisoners, and dedicated schoolmarms--they represented the feminine side of the American frontier and brought a woman's touch to an otherwise uncivilized land.

About the Author:

Anne Seagraves writes about yesterday's women with remarkable clarity and honest compassion. Her book "Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West," has sold over 100,000 copies and has been optioned for a television movie-of-the-week. Seagraves lives in North Idaho.

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