Montana Women Homesteaders
A Field of One's Own

  • edited by Sarah Carter

    In Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own, Sarah Carter introduces the voices and images of women who filed on 160- or 320-acre homestead plots in Montana. Single, widowed, divorced, or deserted, women varied in ages, educational levels, and ethnic backgrounds, but all "proved up" on their homesteads. In published accounts, scrapbooks, personal reminiscences, and photographs, the women recorded their remarkable journeys.
    SILVER MEDAL, WILLA Literary Awards, scholarly nonfiction, 2010

296 pages, 6" x 9", 67 b/w photos, 3 illustrations, 1 map(s), index, 18 softcovers per case

ISBN 10: 1-56037-449-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-449-7





Montana Women Homesteaders
A Field of One's Own

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 align= Sarah Carter is a professor and H. M. Tory Chair at the University of Alberta's history and classics department and a member of the faculty of Native studies. A specialist in western Canadian history, she crossed the forty-ninth parallel to compare land policies in the western United States and western Canada. Her books include The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada, Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada, and Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada's Prairie West. The winner of the 2006 Joan Jensen & Darlis Miller Prize for the best article published about women in the Trans-Mississippi West, Carter became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007.

Praise for Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own

"An absorbing, often deeply personal account...highly recommended."
-Midwest Book Review

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