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.
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.