Women

Orange County Housecleaners

By Frank Cancian

Orange County Housecleaners documents the lives of seven women who make their livings cleaning houses in Orange County, California; five are Latina immigrants and two are Orange County natives.

National Parks and the Woman's Voice

A History
Updated edition
By Polly Kaufman

In this updated study, Polly Kaufman discovers that staff are no longer able to fulfill the National Park Service mission without outside support.

Hoyt Street

An Autobiography
By Mary Helen Ponce

This story of a Mexican American childhood in the barrios of Southern California will touch your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice in the Balance
By Ann McFeatters

Learn how O'Connor became the Court's most important vote on such issues as abortion, affirmative action, the death penalty, the role of religion in society, and the election of a president, decisions that shaped a generation of Americans.

Plaza of Sacrifices

Gender, Power, and Terror in 1968 Mexico
By Elaine Carey

On October 2, 1968, up to 700 students were killed by government authorities while protesting in Mexico City - many of them women. This analysis of the role of women in the protest movement shows how the events of 1968 shaped modern Mexican society.

Choctaw Women in a Chaotic World

The Clash of Cultures in the Colonial Southeast
By Michelene Pesantubbee

Michelene Pesantubbee explores the changing roles of Choctaw women from pre-European contact to the twentieth century.

A Woman's Place

Women Writing New Mexico
By Maureen Reed

Profiles of six remarkable women writers and artists whose work was shaped significantly by their relationship with New Mexico.

Women of the New Mexico Frontier, 1846-1912

By Cheryl Foote

Biographies of and a collection of writings by women who, for various reasons, found themselves living in New Mexico Territory, from the mid-nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I.

Subjects: SouthwestWomen

Women in the Crucible of Conquest

The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600
By Karen Vieira Powers

The first history of women's contributions to the Spanish colonization of the New World.

Women and Gender in the American West

Jensen-Miller Prize Essays from the Coalition for Western Women's History
Edited by Mary IrwinJames F. Brooks

The Joan Jensen-Darlis Miller Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship on gender and women's history in the West. The winning essays are collected here for the first time in one volume.

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