In Women’s Voices from the Oregon Trail (276 pages), Susan Butruille artfully narrates the lives and struggles of the women who followed the 2,000-mile trail to Oregon 175 years ago. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition not only retraces the women’s journeys, but also brings their narratives to life in diary, song, history, poetry, quilts, and recipes. Beginning…

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Women were outnumbered 25 to 1 in the Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands more followed their men’s dreams to Alaska in the century that followed. This created the myth that Alaska was a “man’s country.” Not surprisingly, this idea came from men. In Alaska Women Write (192 Pages), women dispel the myth. They learn to fly,…

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