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Encyclopedia of Women in the American West

Gordon Moris Bakken California State University, Fullerton, USA
California State University, Fullerton
Brenda Farrington Long Beach City College
© 2003   408 pages   SAGE Publications, Inc   
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Hardcover ISBN: 9780761923565 $220.00

“A highly educational and enlightening resource, the Encyclopedia of Women in the American West is a core recommendation for academic and public library American Western History Studies and Women’s Studies reference collections, as well as an invaluable resource for writers and non-specialist general readers with an interest in studying women’s experiences and contributions to American society and culture.”

The Midwest Book Review

“This is the first encyclopedia to focus on this neglected group. . . . There is a clear need for this encyclopedia . . . recommended for academic and public libraries and all libraries with a special interest in the western region and women’s studies.”


"This is a sound purchase for college and university libraries with women's studies or American West programs as well as for large public libraries."


"Few worlds are as male-dominated as the popularly imagined stereotype of the American West. Bakken, Farrington and a team of 58 academic contributors provide a fine corrective to the traditional rough-and-tumble view. . . . Although most of the entries are biographical, several extended essays examine regional experiences and such topics as the Air Force Academy and women, the conservation movement, jail matrons, Native-American protests, philanthropy and women in mining. Suggested readings are aimed at students, but this volume should earn a place on the shelf in high school, public and academic libraries."

John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Librarian

East Carolina University

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