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Book Title: The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West|
Format files: PDF
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v The author of the book: Dee Brown
Edition: Bison Books
Date of issue: September 1st 1981
ISBN 13: 9780803250253
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Read full description of the books The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West:This was an enjoyable read and very informative. However, there was something about the tone of the writing at times that was a little too "woman as delicate flowers" for my taste. The title seems slightly condescending to me -- women as gentle creatures, angels of the household, rather than being capable of nursing a baby, chopping wood and hogtying a calf. It seems like the title picks up too well on 19th-century/Victorian expectations of gender, when women in the West basically turned those on their head. I mean, why call them gentle tamers, which conjures to mind luring a mouse in with cheese, rather than fending off lions with a whip, when gentle isn't the word for them at all? Those women in the west? Were fighting lions off left and right.
Maybe it just wasn't the book I was looking for. I think I might have been expecting more about women on the fringe of society, and this was definitely about mainstream people.
Read information about the authorDorris Alexander “Dee” Brown (1908–2002) was a celebrated author of both fiction and nonfiction, whose classic study Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is widely credited with exposing the systematic destruction of American Indian tribes to a world audience. Brown was born in Louisiana and grew up in Arkansas. He worked as a reporter and a printer before enrolling at Arkansas State Teachers College, where he met his future wife, Sally Stroud. He later earned two degrees in library science, and worked as a librarian while beginning his career as a writer. He went on to research and write more than thirty books, often centered on frontier history or overlooked moments of the Civil War. Brown continued writing until his death in 2002.
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