Ranching Women in Southern Alberta
Published by: University of Calgary Press
Imprint: University of Calgary Press
Published: September 2017
212 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 20.00 mm, 40 black& white photos, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
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A well-qualified insider who runs a family beef cattle operation, Herbert bases her rich and sophisticated analysis of women?s contributions not only on comprehensive scholarship but also on intimate knowledge as a daughter of four generations of accomplished ranch women in Alberta?s foothills?Herbert?s engaging account critiques conventional gendered binaries-bachelor cowboy, nomadic farmhand or sacrificing, thrifty wife-that frequent popular sources, while uncovering how women ensured the continuity of Alberta?s family ranches?With Ranching Women in Southern Alberta, Herbert delivers a radical redress of ranching history and grants girls hope for a more equitable future.
- Carol Williams, AlbertaViews
Ranching Women in Southern Alberta is a much-needed addition to the study of rural women in the West . . . a thoughtful study of Albertan ranching women of the 1880s to 1930s.
- Amy L McKinney, Canadian Journal of History
Herbert?s look at the real life of ranch women from about 1874 into the 1940s is an eye opener. It not only fills out the historical record, it makes a reader think in new ways . . . a rewarding read.
- Marc Lisac, Prime Times
Herbert presents a carefully researched and thoughtful history of ranching women.
-Rob Alexander, Canada's History Magazine