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by C. L. Sonnichsen,Elmer Kelton,Joyce Gibson Roach




An important chapter in the history and folklore of the West is how women on the cattle frontier took their place as equal partners with men. The cowboy may be our most authentic folk hero, but the cowgirl is right on his heels. This Spur Award winning book fills a void in the history of the cowgirl. While Susan B. Anthony and her hoop-skirted friends were declaring that females too were created equal, Sally Skull was already riding and roping and marking cattle with her Circle S brand on the frontier of Texas. Wearing rawhide bloomers and riding astride, she thought nothing of crossing the border into Mexico, unchaperoned, to pursue her career as a horse trader. In Colorado, Cassie Redwine rounded up her cowboys and ambushed a group of desperadoes; Ann Bassett, also of Colorado, backed down a group of men who tried to force her off the open range. In Montana, Susan Haughian took on the United States government in a dispute over some grazing rights, and the government got the short end of the stick. Susan McSween carried on an armed dispute between ranchers in New Mexico and the U.S. Army, and other interested citizens; and in Arizona, Annette Taylor experimented with new grasses and found cures for the diseases that plagued her stock. In the years of the War between the States, women were called upon to do many things that would have been unheard of in peacetime. When the people moved west after the war, women were obliged to keep doing these things if the family was to survive. Still other groups of women—second generation cattle-country women—did men’s jobs because they were good at it. Some participated in Wild West shows and made reputations for themselves in rodeo as trick and bronc riders.Cowgirls are chronicled through trail driving, ranching, gun-toting, rustling, bronc riding, and rodeoing in this updated and revised edition of The Cowgirls.
Download The Cowgirls epub
ISBN: 0929398157
ISBN13: 978-0929398150
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: C. L. Sonnichsen,Elmer Kelton,Joyce Gibson Roach
Language: English
Publisher: University of North Texas Press (January 1, 1990)
Pages: 261 pages
ePUB size: 1905 kb
FB2 size: 1191 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 145
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Kirizius
Needed this for a book report, ended up really liking the book. I'm into horses and reading about the history of Cowgirls was interesting.
Iarim
Reading this book--so far very good!
Aradwyn
Ggood read about sassy strong women
Llallayue
Book was in great condition and a great price.
Beazerdred
Wonderful Book! Based on historical events.
Frlas
still reading this selection
Halloween
As a college student back in the early 1990s, I stumbled over The Cowgirls in a small and newly formed section of the college bookstore called "Women's Studies". Having only a vague inkling about rodeo history and women's part in it, I stood spellbound as I thumbed through this book, completely absorbed for who knows how long. It was one of those moments, shall I say, when the written word washes through ones consciousness and resonates in a way that cannot be explained. I was changed, for a part of me had been validated. Growing up in a rodeo town through the 50s and 60s, my perception of women in rodeo was quite different from the stories of those who Joyce Gibson Roach documented in this precious and groundbreaking work. At the time of publication, the book was at the forefront of a resurgence in interest in women's history. In my opinion, it is still the only definitive history of the pioneer rodeo cowgirl. The book is written in colorful language I can only describe as rustic elegance and profound wit. No wonder it's still in print. Joyce became my hero as a researcher and writer of first rate, and the stories she told still inspire me three decades later. I bought many copies of this book and gave them to jaw-dropping friends who had "no idea" about this particular slice of women's history. Thank you Joyce. Thank you for all that you gave back to us.
Am in the process of reading this book and enjoying it very much. It gives insight of the women of the West and how many jobs they had. A good read.