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Black Women of the Old West Hardcover – November 1, 1995
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up?Most students of American history have heard of the Dred Scott case, but the name of Harriet Scott, Dred's wife, is not so well known. Hers is one of the many fascinating histories presented here. Using primary sources and featuring dozens of black-and-white archival photographs and reproductions, Katz recounts stories of African American women who made the journey west and illuminates the times in which they lived and their reasons for going. Some women of color escaped west from slavery. Others sued for freedom after being taken there by their owners. Still others came as mail-order brides. Many black women flourished on the frontier, where they found more opportunities for education and better paying jobs. Katz presents a wealth of information on a subject virtually unexplored in children's literature. While Brandon Marie Miller's Buffalo Gals (Lerner, 1995) has a similar scope, this book goes into greater detail and covers more material.?Rebecca O'Connell, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Gr. 6^-9. Although black women were always part of the western expansion, they are virtually ignored in history books; Katz succeeds admirably in setting the record straight. Researching the period from the late eighteenth century to the early 1900s, he found women who were activists, farmers, true pioneers, army wives, gold hunters, mail order brides, black Indians, servants, and business owners in all areas of the West, from the early frontiers in Indiana and Ohio to later settlements in the Northwest, Southwest, and far North. From the slave Juliet to the eccentric Mary Fields, he cites their achievements and the difficult conditions they faced. Although the information provided for each is usually brief, the number of women he includes is impressive, as are the photographs and prints that illustrate nearly every page. This very readable book is likely to be an eye-opener for many readers; it will certainly be a worthwhile addition to classroom and library collections. Chris Sherman
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Willam Loren Katz is a great writer.
The pictures are appealing and in some cases poignant. I highly recommend this book to anyone intersted in these subjects who want to have a well rounded picture of our country at its beginning.
The names of the famous or infamaous were not names I had heard of,yet I will remember them for years to come. The photo's are very attractive.I'm a fan of the west and vintage pics,clothing ect...
The book will make a good addition to any collection of american history,black history or the old west. enjoy!!.