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Rebel Women of the Gold Rush

Author : Rich Mole
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During the frenzied Klondike Gold Rush, many daring women ventured north to seek riches and adventure or to escape a troubled past. These unforgettable, strong-willed women defied the social conventions of the time and endured heartbreak and horrific conditions to build a life in the wild North. At the height of the gold rush, Martha Purdy, Nellie Cashman, Ethel Berry and a few hundred other women were conquering what came to be called the Trail of '98—a route that proved to be an impossible ordeal for many men. From renowned reporter Faith Fenton and successful entrepreneur Belinda Mulrooney to Mae Field, "The Doll of Dawson," and other "citizens of the demimonde," the Klondike's rebel women bring an intriguing new perspective to gold-rush history.

Rebel Women of the West Coast

Author : Rich Mole
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Here are the stories of singularly courageous West Coast women—driven, obsessed, sometimes desperate people whose nonconformist beliefs and actions made them rebels in society's eyes. Many faced hardship and ridicule as they pursued their goals. In these vivid biographies, Rich Mole chronicles the lives of some of the most celebrated and controversial women in BC, Washington and Oregon, including: pioneer Catherine Schubert, who faced danger and starvation on her heroic journey west; ballot-box rebel Abigail Scott Duniway, who endured poverty and scathing criticism during her fight for women's suffrage; Irene "Bonnie" Baird, who disguised herself as a nurse to write an exposé of their ordeals of Depression-era protesters; complex and contradictory doctor Bethenia Owens-Adair, who broke gender barriers yet is also remembered for a more tragic legacy. By demanding equality and respect in lecture halls, shipyards, government assemblies and operating theatres, these women helped shape the society we live in today.

Gold Fever

Author : Rich Mole
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In 1897, tens of thousands of would-be prospectors flooded into the Yukon in search of instant wealth during the Klondike Gold Rush. In this historical tale of mayhem and obsession, characters like prospectors George Carmack and Skookum Jim, Skagway gangster Soapy Smith and Mountie Sam Steele come to life. Enduring savage weather, unforgiving terrain, violence and starvation, a lucky few made their fortune, and some just as quickly lost it. The lure of the North is still irresistible in this exciting account of a fabled era of Canadian history.

Scoundrels and Saloons

Author : Rich Mole
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From the days of the fur trade, one constant thread weaves its way through the tumultuous history of frontier British Columbia, Washington and Oregon—the war over liquor. Between 1840 and 1917, the whisky wars of the west coast were fought by historical heavyweights, including Matthew Baillie Begbie (the "Hanging Judge") and Wyatt Earp, and a contentious assortment of murderous whisky traders, angry Natives, corrupt policemen, patronage-loving politicians and trigger-happy drunks. Liquor was a serious and life-threatening issue in 19th-century west coast settlements. In 1864 Victoria, there were at least 149 drinking establishments to serve a thirsty population of only 6,500. Despite various prohibition efforts, the trade in alcohol flourished. Recreating British gunboat arrests, the evangelistic fervour of Billy Sunday and the tireless crusade of the Anti-Saloon League, author Rich Mole chronicles the first tempestuous and tragic struggles for and against having a drink in the Pacific Northwest.

The Rebels

Author : Robert Livesey
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Although Canada's citizens are usually thought of as law-abiding and loyal to authority, there have been some notable and powerful rebels. From fiery spirits such as William Lyon Mackenzie and Louis-Joseph Papineau in 1837, to men and women who simply defied social convention, Canada's rebels have had a strong impact on its growth as a nation.

New Books on Women and Feminism

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New Books on Women Gender and Feminism

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Quill Quire

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Hugh Bryan The Autobiography of an Irish Rebel

Author : Hugh BRYAN (Irish Rebel.)
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The Women of 1798

Author : Nicholas Furlong
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No aspect of the 1798 rebellion has been so neglected as that of the women's role in the tumult of that year. This book brings new light to the subject and creates an accurate account of the women in 1798. It presents the women in their many roles, including observer, victim, activist, and combatant in a political cause. -- Publisher description.

American Women Fiction Writers 1900 1960

Author : Harold Bloom
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Provides a brief profile of each author and selections from literary criticism of each author's major works

Women of the Gold Rush

Author : Elisabeth Margo
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"In the early days of the mining camps of the Forty-Niners there were no women. To relieve the stupifying boredom that resulted from this lack of female companionship, the men threw themselves into the most colorful and violent social life (if it can be called that) ever to flourish in America. There was drinking and gambling of course. But there were also bull and bear fights, duels, a primitive sort of theater, all-male dances (a miner with a patch sewed on the seat of his pants was the 'woman'), and the most popular diversion of all--hanging. Then came the ladies. In the early 1850s 'Sweet Betseys' came to California bringing with them the ice cream saloon, the lending library, and a real and enthusiastically patronized theater. In a remarkably brief space of time, the violent pleasures of the miners were calmed. Based primarily on eyewitness accounts, diaries, and the newspapers of the time, [this book] is the rich and sometimes uproarious history of the women who tamed the Forty-Niners, and left a permanent mark on the history of our country."--Dust jacket.

Women of the Gold Rush

Author : Frances Fuller Victor
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Stories about pioneer women by a 19th century author. The story, The New Penelope is on a woman's trip west by wagon train, other stories deal with journeys by rail, wifehood and widowhood. With a biography of the author.

The Rebellion Record

Author : Frank Moore
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Halfway Rebel Rise and Fall of Wang Shuo s Hooligan Literature Between 1978 and 1999

Author : Ping Chou
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The Rebel Prince

Author : Louis Ferdinand (Prince of Prussia)
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Canadian Book Review Annual

Author : Joyce M. Wilson
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Spider Dance

Author : Carole Nelson Douglas
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Opera singer. Adventuress. American abroad. Irene Adler is all of this...and is also the only woman to ever have outwitted the great man, Sherlock Holmes. In Carole Nelson Douglas's novel Spider Dance, Irene has finally come home after numerous adventures, not out of loyalty to her native shores but because of a baffling puzzle, and the one thing that haunts her. Irene has no real memory of her childhood and has spent most of her life creating a persona to fit her passions. When Daredevil reporter Nelly Bly lures Irene to America by hinting that she knows of Irene's parentage, Irene takes the bait and in doing so, embarks upon a pursuit of the most notorious woman of the nineteenth century. Before the intrigue-ridden quest is over, Irene will uncover murderous international political conspiracies, lost treasure, and finally . . . the full, shocking secret of her birth. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Eirene Or A Woman s Right

Author : Mary Clemmer
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Wild West Women

Author : Rosemary Neering
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Recently awarded the 2001 Van City Book Prize, this book proves how the west was really won - through the strength and determination of women.