5. A History of American Women's Western Books, 1833–1928

  1. Nicolas S. Witschi
  1. Nina Baym

Published Online: 27 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch5

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

How to Cite

Baym, N. (2011) A History of American Women's Western Books, 1833–1928, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West (ed N. S. Witschi), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396591.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Western Michigan University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187336

Online ISBN: 9781444396591

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Keywords:

  • history of American Women's Western Books, 1833–1928;
  • historical and literary scholarship, 1970s onward - American women, and their writings;
  • the West, and women writers - as they knew it, as they thought they knew it - identity of the West;
  • ideas of a western female type - overcoming challenges;
  • nineteenth-century women, being more pious - and Manifest Destiny, as history not theology;
  • Mary Austin Holley's Notes on Texas - prefiguring women's western work, place-specific;
  • transcontinental railroad completion - in 1869, and western tourism;
  • The Mormons, and Mexican territory - Utah, annexed to the US, route of the forty-niners;
  • Alice MacGowan's The Last Word - beginning and ending, in west Texas;
  • female print culture, development - in women's literary and political writing

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading