Into a new country : eight remarkable women of the West
|Format:||Print Book 2000|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
The history of the West has traditionally been presented in terms of the accomplishments of men. We now realize that women also played an essential role in the great changes that swept this country, as the West became the destinations of one of the greatest migrations in world history. Here are the stories of eight women from different backgrounds who exemplify the challenges and the opportunities women found as they participated in the westward expansion. Among them Susan Magoffin who journeyed down the Santa Fe trail; Lotta Crabtree who began her career as a child dancing in the camps of gold miners and wound up a nationally known celebrity; Bridget "Biddy" Mason who escaped slavery and eventually became one of the richest women in Los Angeles. Also featured are Susan LaFleche who championed the disregarded rights of Native Americans and Mary Tape, who fought discrimination against the Chinese that was so prevalent at the time. Into a New Country is a book rich in detail and adventure. It issure to be used repeatedly by young people interested in women's contributions to our common history.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
-- West (U.S.)
-- Juvenile literature.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
West (U.S.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.) -- Biography.
|Publisher|| Boston :Little, Brown,2000
135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm