Synopses & Reviews
More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women presents twelve profiles of women whose artistry, intelligence, and courage broke down barriers in the Land of Enchantment and throughout the world. Among the women included are the Harvey Girls, railroad waitresses and bearers of culture and refinement in the untamed frontier; Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto, pioneers of education; Nampeyo, master potter and preserver of Hopi culture.These women braved battles, saved nations, scaled mountains, and created masterpieces. Read about their exceptional lives in this collection of absorbing biographies. (6 x 9, 144 pages, b&w photos)
Twelve absorbing biographies of outstanding women from New Mexico's past.
About the Author
Freelance writer and editor Beverly West
lives in New York City. She is the author of several books, including Bibliotherapy and Cinematherapy
(Dell Books), screenplays, plays, and two online cybercolumns.
Table of Contents
Introduction (1)Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto, Pioneers of Education (2)Nampeyo (Snake That Does Not Bite), Hopi Master Potter (3)Mary Colter, Architect of the Earth (4)Elsie Clews Parsons, Interpreter of the Past and Inventor of the Future, The Harvey Girls, The Women Who Tamed the Wild, Wild West (5)Mabel Dodge Luhan, An Artist of Life (6)Frieda Lawrence, A Genius for Living (7)Maria Martinez, Master Potter of San Ildefonso (8)Georgia O'Keeffe, A Woman on Paper, Laura Gilpin, Cowgirl at Heart (9)Millicent Rogers, Collector/Artist of Lifestyle (10)Jesusita Aragon, La Partera: Healer and Midwife, Bibliography, Index