Wild girls : how the outdoors shaped the women who challenged a nation
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New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2023].
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Published
New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2023].
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xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Language
English

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Includes index.
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"An award-winning historian shows how girls who found self-understanding in the natural world became women who changed America. Harriet Tubman, forced to labor outdoors on a Maryland plantation, learned from the land a terrain for escape. Louisa May Alcott ran wild, eluding gendered expectations in New England. The Indigenous women's basketball team from Fort Shaw, Montana, recaptured a sense of pride in physical prowess as they trounced the white teams of the 1904 World's Fair. Celebrating women like these who acted on their confidence outdoors, Wild Girls brings new context to misunderstood icons like Sakagawea and Pocahontas, and to under-appreciated figures like Native American ativist writer Zitkála-Šá, also known as Gertrude Bonin, farmworkers' champion Dolores Huerta, and labor and Civil Rights organizer Grace Lee Boggs. This beautiful, meditiative work of history puts girls of all races -- and the landscapes they loved -- at center stage adn reveals the impact of the outdoors on women's independence, resourcefulness, and vision. For these trailblazing women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, navigating the woods, following the stars, playing sports, and taking to the streets in peaceful protest were not only joyful pursuits, but also techniques to resist assimilation, racism, and sexism. Lyrically written and full of archival discoveries, this book evokes landscapes as richly as the girls who roamed in them -- and argues for equal access to outdoor spaces for girls of every race and class today" --,Back cover.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Miles, T. (2023). Wild girls: how the outdoors shaped the women who challenged a nation . W.W. Norton and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miles, Tiya, 1970-. 2023. Wild Girls: How the Outdoors Shaped the Women Who Challenged a Nation. W.W. Norton and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Miles, Tiya, 1970-. Wild Girls: How the Outdoors Shaped the Women Who Challenged a Nation W.W. Norton and Company, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Miles, Tiya. Wild Girls: How the Outdoors Shaped the Women Who Challenged a Nation W.W. Norton and Company, 2023.

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