Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own

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Sarah Carter
Farcountry Press, 2009 - History - 295 pages
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In this remarkable and important book, Sarah Carter introduces us to some of Montana's first women homesteaders through their journals and other writings. By shedding light on these determined nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century pioneers, Carter reveals inspiringh stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

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Sarah Carter is a professor and H. M. Tory Chair at the University of Alberta's history and classics department and a member of the faculty of Native studies. A specialist in western Canadian history, she crossed the forty-ninth parallel to compare land policies in the western United States and western Canada. Her books include the importance of being monogamous: marriage and nation building in western canada, aboriginal people and colonizers of western canada, and capturing women: the manipulation of cultural imagery in canada's prairie west. The winner of the 2006 Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize for the best article published about women in the Trans-Mississippi West, Carter became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007.

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