In the early Americas and development of the West, there were many standards that middle class women had to meet; unless you were Calamity Jane. Many still dream and tell stories of the wild woman of the West whom fought in battles, shot from horseback, and saved people from various Indian war parties while also… Continue reading Calamity Jane: “Woman of the West”
When people think about the 19th century American West they see a violent, lawless place filled with shoot outs, guns, and robberies. The myth I will be investigating is if the West really was a violent and uncontrolled place as depicted in pop culture. In my analysis, I would like to exclude large massacres and… Continue reading How Violent was the West?