Who Is a Worthy Mother?

Rebecca Wellington


Amy Absher

Behold the Walls

Clara Luper, Karlos K. Hill, Bob L. Blackburn

This Land Is Herland

Sarah Eppler Janda, Patricia Loughlin

A Life on Fire

Connie Cronley

Amelia Stone Quinton and the Women's National Indian Association

Valerie Sherer Mathes, Lori Jacobson

Making Minimum Wage

Helen J. Knowles

Prize for the Fire

Rilla Askew

Unknown No More

Joanne Dearcopp, Christine Hill Smith, David M. Wrobel

Making Circles

Barney Nelson

Charmian Kittredge London

Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Race and the Wild West

Laura J. Arata

Weaving Chiapas

Yolanda Castro Apreza, Charlene Woodcock, K'inal Antsetik, A.C., Leíre Gutiérrez, Charlene Woodcock, Inés Castro Apreza, Barbara Schütz

Pioneer Mother Monuments

Cynthia Culver Prescott

Women of Empire

Verity McInnis

Red Dirt Women

Susan Kates, Rilla Askew

Whose Names Are Unknown

Sanora Babb, Lawrence R. Rodgers

About the Series

The Women and the American West series broadens our understanding of women and gender to include the American West from the eighteenth century to the present. The series offers writers a venue in which to analyze relationships and exchange between and among women of diverse ethnic, class, and geographic categories in the American West, as well as to explore transnational and global themes. The series seeks manuscripts and proposals (biographies, autobiographies and memoirs, monographs, and academic trade books) that capture the impact western women have had within and outside the West’s boundaries.

Renee M. Laegreid, Series Editor

Renee M. Laegreid, is Professor of History at the University of Wyoming, where she specializes on women and gender in the late 19th to 20th late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century US West. Her publications include Riding Pretty: Rodeo Royalty in the American West  (American Spur Award finalist) and Women on the North American Plains  (Nebraska Book Award for Anthologies), as well as numerous essays and book chapters on western women and women’s involvement in rodeo. She has been featured in documentary films on women rodeo performers and more recently for her work on women’s suffrage.

Annie Oakley

Shirl Kasper

For the Birds

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie

Saloons, Prostitutes, and Temperance in Alaska Territory

Catherine Holder Spude

Means of Transit

Teresa Miller


Margarita R. Ochoa, Sara V. Guengerich

The Girl Who Dared to Defy

Jane Little Botkin

Mary Hallock Foote

Darlis A. Miller

Making a Difference

Ada Deer, Theda Perdue, Charles Wilkinson

Women in the Peninsular War

Charles J. Esdaile

Marie Mason Potts

Terri A. Castaneda

Horseback Schoolmarm

Margot Liberty

Uncommon Anthropologist

Nancy Mattina