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A mine of her own :women prospectors in the American West, 1850-1950
Synopses & Reviews
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. Chosen as one of the top ten books of all time by the Mining History Association, A Mine of Her Own tells the definitive story of America's women prospectors for the first time.
Book News Annotation:
Depicts some 100 women prospectors in often grueling, financially unrewarding, and lonely efforts to strike it rich from the desert southwest to the frozen rocks of Alaska and the Yukon. These women include the saintly Nellie Cashman; the copper queen, Ferminia Sarras, who was known for her periodic binges in San Francisco; a former rodeo champion turned prospector; and the ex-actress who snowshoed her way to Nome.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-364) and index.
About the Author
Sally Zanjani is on the faculty of the political science department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her latest book, Sarah Winnemucca, will be published in spring 2001 by the University of Nebraska Press.
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