Encyclopedia of Women in the American West


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Sage Publications, Inc
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8.72 X 11.3 X 1.06 inches | 2.62 pounds

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About the Author

Gordon Morris Bakken is Professor of History at California State University, Fullerton. He has written several book and articles including The American West, co-authored by Brenda Farrington.

Brenda Farrington is an adjunct faculty member of Long Beach City College who has taught for five years in our history program. She has recently co-authored a book with Gordon Bakken from Cal State Fullerton "Learning California History," subtitled "Learning Skills for the Survey Course and Beyond."


"A highly educational and enlightening resource, the Encyclopedia of Women in the American West is a core recommendation for academic and public library American Western History Studies and Women's Studies reference collections, as well as an invaluable resource for writers and non-specialist general readers with an interest in studying women's experiences and contributions to American society and culture."--The Midwest Book Review
"This is the first encyclopedia to focus on this neglected group. . . . There is a clear need for this encyclopedia . . . recommended for academic and public libraries and all libraries with a special interest in the western region and women's studies."--LIBRARY JOURNAL
"This is a sound purchase for college and university libraries with women′s studies or American West programs as well as for large public libraries."--Booklist
"Few worlds are as male-dominated as the popularly imagined stereotype of the American West. Bakken, Farrington and a team of 58 academic contributors provide a fine corrective to the traditional rough-and-tumble view. . . . Although most of the entries are biographical, several extended essays examine regional experiences and such topics as the Air Force Academy and women, the conservation movement, jail matrons, Native-American protests, philanthropy and women in mining. Suggested readings are aimed at students, but this volume should earn a place on the shelf in high school, public and academic libraries."--John R.M. Lawrence, Reference Librarian "Lawrence Looks at Books" (3/1/2004 12:00:00 AM)