The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

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U of Nebraska Press, 1958 - Social Science - 317 pages
13 Reviews
A lively, informal but factual account of the women who built the West includes descriptions of Elizabeth Custer, Lola Montez, Josephine Meeker, and Carry Nation.
 

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Review: The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

User Review  - Kathi Mckeown - Goodreads

I was actually between a 3 and a 4. Some interesting stuff. My problem with the book is that there were too many quotes, not enough real writing. There were some parts where I felt information was ... Read full review

Review: The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

User Review  - Hayley - Goodreads

Nope. I'm out. This disjointed "history" of women in the Wild West is ridiculous and insulting. I've struggled through the first 75 pages to "learn" that many of these women wore pretty bonnets, didn't know how to cook, and were loved by the men who kidnapped and raped them. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE
11
Peril Lay at Every Hand
18
ra The Army Girls
43
Beau Sabreur and His Lady Fair
67
Some Ladies of Easy Virtue
74
Many a Weary Mile
94
A Lodging for the Night
122
vin Vanity Conquers All
133
A Little Light Diversion
147
A Home in the West
190
xn The Great Female Shortage
212
Wyoming Tea Party
238
xrv Casting Off the Shackles
252
Schoolmarms and Maternal Forces
284
Male Viewpoint
293
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Dee Brown is author of numerous books including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." "The Fetterman Massacre" and "The Galvanized Yankees" are both available as Bison Books.

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