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A mine of her own : women prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950 / Sally Zanjani

Auteur principal : Zanjani, Sally Springmeyer, 1937-Publication : Lincoln, London : University of Nebraska Press, 1997Description : 1 vol. (XII-375 p.) : ill., cartes ; 24 cmISBN : 0-8032-4914-4 ; 978-0-8032-4914-1 ; 978-0-8032-9916-0 ; 0-8032-9916-8.Dewey: 331.4/822334/0978Résumé : From the California gold rush through the mid-twentieth century, a special breed of women played an integral and heretofore unrecognized part in some of the most stirring adventures of the pioneer experience - the saintly Nellie Cashman; the copper queen Ferminia Sarras, known for her grand sprees; the former rodeo champion turned prospector; the ex-actress who snowshoed her way to Nome; and many more. A Mine of Her Own tells the definitive story of America's women prospectors for the first time. Sally Zanjani depicts more than one hundred women prospectors in often grueling, financially unrewarding, and utterly lonely efforts to strike it rich from the desert Southwest to the frozen rocks of Alaska and the Yukon. She tells their stories with warmth and skill and, in bringing them to life, forever changes our mental picture of the women who helped shape the modern West.Bibliographie: Réf. bibliogr. p. 353-364. Index.Sujet - Nom d'actualité : Femmes mineurs -- Etats-Unis ;Prospection -- Etats-Unis Sujet - Nom géographique : -- Weststaaten ;-- Weststaaten List(s) this item appears in: Don Amade
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Réf. bibliogr. p. 353-364. Index

From the California gold rush through the mid-twentieth century, a special breed of women played an integral and heretofore unrecognized part in some of the most stirring adventures of the pioneer experience - the saintly Nellie Cashman; the copper queen Ferminia Sarras, known for her grand sprees; the former rodeo champion turned prospector; the ex-actress who snowshoed her way to Nome; and many more. A Mine of Her Own tells the definitive story of America's women prospectors for the first time. Sally Zanjani depicts more than one hundred women prospectors in often grueling, financially unrewarding, and utterly lonely efforts to strike it rich from the desert Southwest to the frozen rocks of Alaska and the Yukon. She tells their stories with warmth and skill and, in bringing them to life, forever changes our mental picture of the women who helped shape the modern West

PART 1 : 1850-1918 1.Ellen Cashman : angel and wild woman 2.Ferminia Sarras : the Copper Queen 3."Hustlers of no mean ability" : women on their own 4.The steam engine and the Lost Breyfogle : dubious enterprises 5.Ellen Nay : native daughter 6."Hers were the only hands to assist me" : daughters, sisters, wives, and lovers PART 2 : 1919-1950 7.Queen Mary and the Tugboat Annie of the desert : the postwar era 8."Hit rock bottom hard enough to bounce" : the depression years 9."Listen and the mountains will talk to you" : Happy Days and Panamint Annie 10.Anna Rechel : the last prospector in Rawhide

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