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The Resource Wanton West: : madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier, Lael Morgan, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Wanton West: : madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier, Lael Morgan, (Hoopla electronic resource)

Label
Wanton West: : madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier
Title
Wanton West:
Title remainder
madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier
Statement of responsibility
Lael Morgan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Providing new insights into women's struggle for equality, this historical study shows the true story of the women of old Montana. With few career options available in the 19th century, many of the most independent and enterprising women turned to the world's oldest profession for a lucrative source of income. Author Lael Morgan brings to life the lively and eccentric characters who tamed the West's wildest region from the time of the gold rush to the election of the first woman to U.S. Congress: Chicago Joe, with her addiction to handsome men and high finance; Yow Kum, an enslaved Chinese prostitute; the enterprising, successful black prostitute named Lizzie Hall; and Carmen, a "full blossomed Spanish rose who would just as soon stick a stiletto into your gizzard as stand at the bar and have a drink with you." An unbiased exploration of an open society and an unforgettable time in American history, this work showcases how some of these remarkable characters suffered the fate of disease, violence, and alcohol and drug addiction, while a surprising number prospered
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Morgan, Lael
Dewey number
978.6/02
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Women pioneers
  • Women
  • Prostitution
  • Women pioneers
  • Prostitutes
  • Electronic books
  • Montana
  • Montana
  • Montana
  • Montana
Target audience
adult
Label
Wanton West: : madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier, Lael Morgan, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569768976
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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11333472
Publisher number
MWT11333472
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wanton West: : madams, money, murder, and the wild women of Montana's frontier, Lael Morgan, (Hoopla electronic resource)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569768976
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11333472
Publisher number
MWT11333472
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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