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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New Mexico Women

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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 ...

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Overview

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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762712229
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: More than Petticoats Series
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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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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.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto: Pioneers of Education 1
Nampeyo (Snake That Does Not Bite): Hopi Master Potter 12
Mary Colter: Architect of the Earth 23
Elsie Clews Parsons: Interpreter of the Past and Inventor of the Future 34
The Harvey Girls: The Women Who Tamed the Wild, Wild West 45
Mabel Dodge Luhan: An Artist of Life 56
Frieda Lawrence: A Genius for Living 69
Maria Martinez: Master Potter of San Ildefonso 78
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Woman on Paper 84
Laura Gilpin: Cowgirl at Heart 94
Millicent Rogers: Collector/Artist of Lifestyle 108
Jesusita Aragon: La Partera: Healer and Midwife 115
Bibliography 126
Index 128
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