Synopses & Reviews
Meet Spirited Women of Nevada
More than Petticoats: Remarkable Nevada Women profiles the lives of twelve resourceful women, all of whom were born before 1900 and displayed remarkable courage as they broke through social, cultural, and political barriers to advance women's roles. These women defied the social norms and prejudices of their time, making lasting contributions to society.
Meet Ferminia Sarras, a Nicaraguan immigrant with four young daughters who arrived in Nevada in the early 1800s determined to seek her fortune as a miner . . . and succeeded; Dat so la lee, a Washoe Indian renowned for her basket-weaving artistry whose work is today preserved in museums; and Anne Henrietta Martin, a lifelong suffragette who fought for women's rights and was instrumental in securing the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote.
Each of these Nevada women demonstrated a remarkable determination and independence of spirit that continues to inspire new generations. Read about their extraordinary lives in this collection of brief and absorbing biographies.
This book presents the compelling histories of fourteen pioneer women, all born before 1900, who traveled Nevada Territory in unstable wagons, on temperamental mules, and in early Motel Ts to leave a legacy of courage and celebration as they broke records, hearts, and rules while conquering uncharted ground.
More Than Petticoats Remarkable Nevada Women presents the compelling histories of thirteen pioneer women all born before 1900 who traveled Nevada Territory in unstable wagons on temperamental mules and in early Model Ts to leave a legacy of courage a
About the Author
Author and freelance writer Jan Cleere
graduated from Arizona State University West with a writing degree in American Studies. She writes extensively about the desert southwest, its unique characters, creatures, and vegetation. Her work appears in numerous regional publications. She is a member of the Western History Association, National Federation of Press Women, Women Writing the West, and the Nevada and Arizona historical societies.