- Women's History
- No Place For a Woman: The Struggle for Suffrage in The Wild West
No Place For a Woman: The Struggle for Suffrage in The Wild West
No Place for a Woman explores the history of the fight for women's rights in the West, examining the conditions that prevailed during the vast migration of pioneers looking for free land and opportunity on the frontier, the politics of the emerging western territories at the end of the Civil War, and the changing social and economic conditions of the county recovering from war and on the brink of the Gilded Age. Through the individual stories of women like Esther Hobart Morris, Martha Cannon, and Jeannette Rankin, this book fills a hole in the story of the West, revealing how the hard work and individual lobbying of a few heroines, plus a little bit of publicity seeking and opportunism, ushered in a new era for the expansion of women's rights.