Uncommon Common Women
Uncommon Common Women
Anne M. Butler & Ona Siporin

$21.95
Published: 1996

ISBN 978-0-87421-210-5
144 pages

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Uncommon Common Women

Ordinary Lives of the West

Anne M. Butler & Ona Siporin

Uncommon Common Women will broaden and enrich the general reader's understanding of women's lives during the western emigration era. The authors are not interested in promoting the stereotypes of the West--the schoolmarm and the dance hall girl--but rather focusing on the forgotten roles and gritty realities of these women's lives during an often brutally difficult time. This multi-genre piece combines historical narrative with storytelling and photographs, making it a rich and rewarding book with many images and many voices.

Book Review Journal of Folklore Research 2001 / Amy Slade, Owensboro, Kentucky