Westward Women

Both women were sitting, hugging, and giggling when Coit Galland walked in. Justine LeBeau had learned that humor and laughing at one's self can break down many barriers. It always bothered Coit Galland when women were howling with ...

Author: Birch Pontius

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595320271

Category: Fiction

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Book I, The Lady of Athenia, deals with a 23-year-old widowed Southern Belle, punished by vengeful Union Officers who order the destruction of her Mississippi plantation, Athenia, forcing the now destitute Davida Julianna Asherton to head West. After much hardship, she finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy to murder President Andrew Johnson. Book II, The Bright Sentinel, concerns a 17-year-old emancipated slave. Her story covers Maryland plantation life, the cruelty of her Scottish father, and her perilous escape to Washington, D.C. The Creole beauty is enmeshed in a political scandal, grabs blackmail money and hurriedly boards the first stagecoach West. She meets her future husband, a gun-toting cattle ranch foreman, and both are hired by the government to discredit the leader of the Crow Indians, who are threatening to overrun Wyoming-Dakota Territory. Book III, Flaxen-Haired Warrior, focuses on a German Count's family destroyed in the 1870 Franco-Prussian War. 19-year-old Countess Lisl Maria Von Ost flees toward France. An expert swordswoman, she is forced to kill three enemy soldiers who attacked her. Hired assassins chase her through warring France and neutral Belgium. Fleeing for her life, she finds ship's passage to America and discovers that paid killers pursue her even there. Desperate, Maria escapes into the western frontier.
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American Classic Screen Features

For his deserved reputation as a hellraiser first class, Well- man became a much quieter cinematic voice in his last films in the fifties and the mood of Westward the Women as it would be later in Lafayette Escadrille is one of tribute ...

Author: John C. Tibbetts

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810876798

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test, John Ford's favorite film, Olivia De Havilland's lawsuit against Warner Bros., Walt Disney's unfinished projects, and Stanley Kubrick's early noir classics. This volume also contains in-depth examinations of classic films, including Birth of a Nation, The Big Parade,The Jazz Singer, King Kong, and Citizen Kane. This compendium of essays recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.
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Womanhood Media Supplement

Hochman , S . 771 Walling , W . Mary Shelley , see What women should know about the breast cancer controversy . ... I . Labor ' s defiant lady , see 680 Wenig , S . Woman in Egyptian art , see 569 Westward the women .

Author: Helen Rippier Wheeler

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4442546

Category: Reference books

Page: 482

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Books, pamphlets, periodicals, and audiovisual materials useful to workers in the feminist movement. Classified arrangement. Entries include annotations, order information, and addresses. Index to books cited in section titled Basic book collection.
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Pioneer Women

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement : Life on the Home Frontier . Norman : University of Oklahoma Press , 1994 . 61. Petrik , Paula . No Step Backward : Women and Family on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier , Helena , Montana ...

Author: Linda S. Peavy

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806130547

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Describes the lives of women of various backgrounds as they traveled west, established homes, worked inside and outside the home, and helped to develop settled society
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Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress

... ix , 105 Welsh , William J . , vii Wennink , Karel , 107 West Publishing Company , WESTLAW , 25 Western Michigan University , School of Librarian . ship , 79 Westerns , A57 WESTLAW , 25 Westward the Women , A53 WETA - TV , 95 Wexler ...

Author: Library of Congress


ISBN: UOM:39015036921735



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Westward the Women

Author: Nancy W. Ross

Publisher: Comstock Publishing

ISBN: 0891740635


Page: 196

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Westward the Women

Stories by Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko, among other women writers, who have illuminated the Western experience.

Author: Vicki Piekarski

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 082631063X

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Stories by Willa Cather, Mary Austin, Mari Sandoz, and Leslie Silko, among other women writers, who have illuminated the Western experience.
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True Women and Westward Expansion

Adrienne Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of some ninety Texas women to uncover the ideas and enthusiasms they brought to the Western frontier.

Author: Adrienne Caughfield

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585444090

Category: History

Page: 192

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Expansion was the fever of the early nineteenth century, and women burned with it as surely as men, although in a different way. Subscribing to the “cult of true womanhood,” which valued domesticity, piety, and similar “feminine” virtues, women championed expansion for the cause of civilization, even while largely avoiding the masculine world of politics. Adrienne Caughfield mines the diaries and letters of some ninety Texas women to uncover the ideas and enthusiasms they brought to the Western frontier. Although there were a few notable exceptions, most of them drew on their domestic skills and values to establish not only “civilization,” but their own security. Caughfield sheds light on women’s activism (the flip side of domesticity), attitudes toward race and “civilization,” the tie between a vision of a unified continent and a cultivated wilderness, and republican values. She offers a new understanding of not only gender roles in the West but also the impulse for expansionism itself. In Texas, Caughfield demonstrates, “women never stopped arriving with more fuel for the flames [of expansionism] as their families tried to find a place to settle down, some place with a little more room, where national destiny and personal dreams merged into a glorious whole.” In doing so, Texas women expanded not only American borders, but their own as well.
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Western Movie References in American Literature

172 Westward the Women 212 VVestworld 29, 238 What Makes Sammy Run .? 178 Wheeler, Lyle R. 232 Whelan, Tim 99 When a Man's a Man 248 When the Daltons Rode 196, 239 When the Light Goes 148, 200 When the Sacred Ginmill Closes 45, 93, ...

Author: Henryk Hoffmann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786466382

Category: Performing Arts

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References to western movies scattered over some 250 narrative works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. Covered are not only classics like High Noon but also more obscure titles such as Drum Beat. Mega-stars like John Wayne are included but so is Tom Tyler, a much lesser known name. While the time span of the presented data exceeds a period of a hundred years--from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007)--the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both the "A" and "B" productions.
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