High-Spirited Women of the West
, 1992 - History
- 174 pages
This entertaining book profiles the rich & difficult lives of ten courageous women who left conventional roles behind, becoming America's early feminists. Some were bold & rebellious like Belle Starr & Anne Eliza Young. A few, such as Sarah Winnemucca & suffragette Abigail Duniway, were dedicated to their causes; others, like Jessie Benton Fremont, to the people they loved. Demanding acceptance on their own terms, these women proudly took their place in history beside the men of the untamed West. From suffragette to lady rancher to female desperado, they set the groundwork for the liberties today's women often take for granted. This book tells of the strong, high-spirited women of the West & the people they touched as they blazed new trails for the 20th century. The period photographs & descriptive text provide all the adventure usually found in hard-boiled fiction. HIGH-SPIRITED WOMEN OF THE WEST is Anne Seagraves' third book in a series of stories about Western women. The first, WOMEN OF THE SIERRA, profiles the lives of the female pioneers & their struggle for independence. WOMEN WHO CHARMED THE WEST, the second in the series, reveals the loves & exploits of yesterday's leading actresses. Wesanne Publications, P.O. Box 428, Hayden, ID 83835. (208) 667-9529.