The Resource Comstock women : the making of a mining community, edited by Ronald M. James & C. Elizabeth Raymond

Comstock women : the making of a mining community, edited by Ronald M. James & C. Elizabeth Raymond

Label
Comstock women : the making of a mining community
Title
Comstock women
Title remainder
the making of a mining community
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald M. James & C. Elizabeth Raymond
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The conventional view of Virginia City as a ramshackle mining camp populated largely by miners and the businesses - saloons, hotels, brothels- that served their needs obscures a significant and fascinating aspect of its history: it was home to large numbers of women and children. In this provocative and path-breaking collection of essays, noted scholars from several disciplines examine the lives of the women, from all social classes and many ethnicities, who settled on the Comstock Lode and struggled to create a stable community in that transient boomtown setting."--BOOK JACKET. "The contributors to Comstock Women consider the complexity of women's experiences on the Comstock Lode, combining traditional historical research with demography, ethnic studies, architectural history, material culture, and literary studies, using as many tools as possible to arrive at insights not addressed by earlier histories and the limited primary records. Their conclusions change the way we view the position of Chinese women, the history of prostitution in the district, the economic roles played by women in the mining West, the wide-ranging social impact of such anodynes as opium, and the idea of community in a boomtown environment. A final essay on gender archaeology suggests yet another way to examine the lives of women who left few written records of their lives."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.3/56
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F849.V8
LC item number
C65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • James, Ronald M.
  • Raymond, C. Elizabeth
Series statement
Wilbur S. Shepperson series in history and humanities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Virginia City (Nev.)
  • Comstock Lode (Nev.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Comstock women : the making of a mining community, edited by Ronald M. James & C. Elizabeth Raymond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-380) and index
Contents
  • Julie Nicoletta
  • 4.
  • "They Are Doing So to a Liberal Extent Here Now": Women and Divorce on the Comstock, 1859-1880
  • Kathryn Dunn Totton
  • 5.
  • The "Secret Friend": Opium in Comstock Society, 1860-1887
  • Sharon Lowe
  • 6.
  • Creating a Fashionable Society: Comstock Needleworkers from 1860 to 1880
  • Janet I. Loverin and Robert A. Nylen
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Mission in the Mountains: The Daughters of Charity in Virginia City
  • Anne M. Butler
  • 8.
  • Divination on Mount Davidson: An Overview of Women Spiritualists and Fortunetellers on the Comstock
  • Bernadette S. Francke
  • 9.
  • "The Advantage of Ladies' Society": The Public Sphere of Women on the Comstock
  • Anita Ernst Watson, Jean E. Ford and Linda White
  • 10.
  • "I Am Afraid We Will Lose All We Have Made": Women's Lives in a Nineteenth-Century Mining Town
  • Their Changing World: Chinese Women on the Comstock, 1860-1910
  • Sue Fawn Chung
  • 11.
  • "And Some of Them Swear Like Pirates": Acculturation of American Indian Women in Nineteenth-Century Virginia City
  • Eugene M. Hattori
  • 12.
  • Erin's Daughters on the Comstock: Building Community
  • Ronald M. James
  • 13.
  • Girls of the Golden West
  • C. Elizabeth Raymond
  • Andria Daley Taylor
  • 14.
  • Gender and Archaeology on the Comstock
  • Donald L. Hardesty
  • App. I.
  • Statistical Profile of Women on the Comstock
  • App. II.
  • Birthplace of Females in Storey County, 1860-1910
  • App. III.
  • Occupations of Women on the Comstock, 1860-1910
  • 2.
  • Women of the Mining West: Virginia City Revisited
  • Ronald M. James and Kenneth H. Fliess
  • 3.
  • Redefining Domesticity: Women and Lodging Houses on the Comstock
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 394 p.
Isbn
9780874172973
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011958
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM36755797
  • CARL036755797
Label
Comstock women : the making of a mining community, edited by Ronald M. James & C. Elizabeth Raymond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [373]-380) and index
Contents
  • Julie Nicoletta
  • 4.
  • "They Are Doing So to a Liberal Extent Here Now": Women and Divorce on the Comstock, 1859-1880
  • Kathryn Dunn Totton
  • 5.
  • The "Secret Friend": Opium in Comstock Society, 1860-1887
  • Sharon Lowe
  • 6.
  • Creating a Fashionable Society: Comstock Needleworkers from 1860 to 1880
  • Janet I. Loverin and Robert A. Nylen
  • 1.
  • 7.
  • Mission in the Mountains: The Daughters of Charity in Virginia City
  • Anne M. Butler
  • 8.
  • Divination on Mount Davidson: An Overview of Women Spiritualists and Fortunetellers on the Comstock
  • Bernadette S. Francke
  • 9.
  • "The Advantage of Ladies' Society": The Public Sphere of Women on the Comstock
  • Anita Ernst Watson, Jean E. Ford and Linda White
  • 10.
  • "I Am Afraid We Will Lose All We Have Made": Women's Lives in a Nineteenth-Century Mining Town
  • Their Changing World: Chinese Women on the Comstock, 1860-1910
  • Sue Fawn Chung
  • 11.
  • "And Some of Them Swear Like Pirates": Acculturation of American Indian Women in Nineteenth-Century Virginia City
  • Eugene M. Hattori
  • 12.
  • Erin's Daughters on the Comstock: Building Community
  • Ronald M. James
  • 13.
  • Girls of the Golden West
  • C. Elizabeth Raymond
  • Andria Daley Taylor
  • 14.
  • Gender and Archaeology on the Comstock
  • Donald L. Hardesty
  • App. I.
  • Statistical Profile of Women on the Comstock
  • App. II.
  • Birthplace of Females in Storey County, 1860-1910
  • App. III.
  • Occupations of Women on the Comstock, 1860-1910
  • 2.
  • Women of the Mining West: Virginia City Revisited
  • Ronald M. James and Kenneth H. Fliess
  • 3.
  • Redefining Domesticity: Women and Lodging Houses on the Comstock
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 394 p.
Isbn
9780874172973
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
97011958
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM36755797
  • CARL036755797

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