Instead of retreating to their parlors and bemoaning their plight, women in Territorial Kansas advocated for themselves and their families in the face of loss.
_Equality at the Ballot Box_ is the first volume to explore the long history of woman suffrage in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota from a regional perspective.
Like many white women involved in rodeo, Baldwin both utilized and perpetuated common tropes about authentic western womanhood, while also cheekily resisting them.
Celeste Parrish was one of the most important educational reformers that you have never heard of.
Agrarian Women and the Welfare State Sommestad, Lena, translator Grey Osterud. Agrarian Women, the Gender of Dairy Work, and the Two-Breadwinner Model in the Swedish Welfare State. New York and London: Routledge, 2019. Review by Sally McMurry, Professor Emerita of History, Penn State University The point of this book is to demonstrate the “significance of … Continue reading Agrarian Women and the Welfare State
Marie Bottineau Baldwin was both a suffragist and Native American rights activist. She sought to educate people about women's traditional political rights in Native society.
There is no one rural woman’s story, but a multiplicity of stories.
Charreada celebrates Mexican culture and heritage, but women encounter limitations.
In Heartland, Smarsh eloquently unpacks the harsh realities of the working poor in places that are simultaneously celebrated as the nation’s “heartland” and mocked as being part of the “great flyover.”
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