More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women

by Beverly West
     
 

More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women presents twelve profiles of women whose artistry, intelligence, and courage broke down barriers in the Land of Enchantment and throughout the world. Among the women included are the Harvey Girls, railroad waitresses and bearers of culture and refinement in the untamed frontier; Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of

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More than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women presents twelve profiles of women whose artistry, intelligence, and courage broke down barriers in the Land of Enchantment and throughout the world. Among the women included are the Harvey Girls, railroad waitresses and bearers of culture and refinement in the untamed frontier; Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto, pioneers of education; Nampeyo, master potter and preserver of Hopi culture.These women braved battles, saved nations, scaled mountains, and created masterpieces. Read about their exceptional lives in this collection of absorbing biographies. (6 x 9, 144 pages, b&w photos)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762712229
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.32(d)

Read an Excerpt

Georgia navigated the back roads of New Mexico in a Model A Ford, and it is said that she was undaunted by her frightened driving teachers, who told her she was the worst driver they had ever seen. Unconcerned, Georgia drove through the desert she was growing to love, stopping frequently to paint what she saw using the unbolted front seat of her Model A as an easel.

Meet the Author

Freelance writer and editor Beverly West lives in New York City. She is the author of several books, including Bibliotherapy and Cinematherapy (Dell Books), screenplays, plays, and two online cybercolumns.

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