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|Description:||xvii, 158 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||"I'd rather be on the farm" : attitudes toward ranch and farm work --
"I'd rather work outside than do housework" : flexible gender roles --
"I didn't milk cows; I gave piano lessons" : will wage work save the family farm? --
"We'd be in bad shape if it wasn't for hunting" : tourist recreation on Western farms and ranches --
"Eat more beef" : ranch and farm women as activists --
Appendixes: Farm woman questionnaire; Interviewees.
|Responsibility:||Sandra K. Schackel.|
In Working the Land, Sandra Schackel collects oral histories from more than forty women--in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas--recalling their experiences as ranchers and farmers in a modernizing West. --from publisher description
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- Women ranchers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
- Women farmers -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
- Women ranchers -- West (U.S.) -- Interviews.
- Women farmers -- West (U.S.) -- Interviews.
- Ranch life -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
- Farm life -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
- West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
- West (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
- Interviews -- West (U.S.)
- Oral history -- West (U.S.)