By Grit and Grace: Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West

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For most, the image of the American West has been male dominated, focusing on characters ranging from Jesse James to John Wayne. In the hardscrabble West of the nineteenth century, however, women played prominent and influential roles, helping to shape the evolution of not only the region but the nation as a whole. In this lively and informative book, ten noted historians explore the lives of eleven women, from the "Wild West" performer Annie Oakley and the notorious Calamity Jane to the entrepreneur Mary Ellen Pleasant ...

By Grit and Grace: Eleven Women Who Shaped the American West 1997, Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781555912598

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