The Encyclopedia of Women in the American West captures the lives of more than 150 women who made their mark from the midâ€“1800s to the present, contextualizing their experiences and contributions to American society. Including many women biographied for the first time, the Encyclopedia offers immense value and interest to practicing historians as well as students and the lay public.
The Encyclopedia covers nine diverse topical categories:
Arts and Letters
The West is often portrayed as a rough and tumble manâ€™s world, but behind these menâ€”and often independentlyâ€”were women with the dreams, strength, and determination to make a difference. The Encyclopedia of Women in the American West is a tribute to their independence, intelligence, courage, spirit, perseverance, and daring.
Authoritative and in-depth articles on a wide range of salient issues in womenâ€™s history
Suggested readings and interpretive materials for every entry
Bridges two perennially popular areas of academic and lay interest: the American West and womenâ€™s history
Developed and priced to appeal to high school and public libraries as well as academic libraries