Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the Nineteenth-Century American West

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Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the Nineteenth-Century American West

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Introduction: The frontiers of femininity -- Trains through the plains : the great plains landscape of Victorian women travelers -- Peak practices : Englishwomen's heroic adventures in the nineteenth-century American West -- Gender, nature, empire : women naturalists in nineteenth-century British women's travel literature (with Jeanne Kay Guelke) -- Surveying Britain's informal empire : Rose Kingsley's 1872 reconnaissance for the Mexican National Railway -- British women travelers and constructions of racial difference across the nineteenth-century American West -- Postcolonialism and Native American geographies : the letters of Rosalie La Flesche Farley, 1896-1899 -- Mining empire : journalists in the American West, circa 1870 -- Afterword: Imprints on a new historical geography of North America.

ISBN

9780815631675

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Syracuse University Press

City

Syracuse, New York

Keywords

Feminist historical geography, American West, gender relations

Disciplines

Geography | United States History | Women's History

Department

Geography

Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the Nineteenth-Century American West

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