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No step backward : women and family on the Rocky Mountain mining frontier, Helena, Montana, 1865-1900

Author: Paula Petrik
Publisher: Helena : Montana Historical Society Press, 1987.
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"At once a community study, a collective biography, and a statistical portrait of women residents of a Rocky Mountain mining town, historian Paula Petrik takes readers inside the world women created for themselves and their families in Helena, Montana, during the last decades of the nineteenth century. Using census records, tax rolls, county legal documents, personal letters, and newspapers, Petrik describes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Petrik, Paula.
No step backward.
Helena : Montana Historical Society Press, 1987
(OCoLC)652325566
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula Petrik
ISBN: 0917298136 9780917298134
OCLC Number: 15630746
Description: xix, 206 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: From urban village to metropolitan town : Helena, Montana, 1865-1900 --
Capitalists with rooms : prostitution in Helena, 1865-1900 --
Mothers and daughters of Eldorado : the generations of Helena's middling women --
Occasions of unhappy differences : divorce in Helena, 1865-1907 --
Generation upon generation : Woman suffrage in Montana --
No step backward.
Responsibility: by Paula Petrik.

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"At once a community study, a collective biography, and a statistical portrait of women residents of a Rocky Mountain mining town, historian Paula Petrik takes readers inside the world women created for themselves and their families in Helena, Montana, during the last decades of the nineteenth century. Using census records, tax rolls, county legal documents, personal letters, and newspapers, Petrik describes prostitutes, entrepreneurs, reformers suffragists, and middling women who lived in this dynamic commercial town on Montana's frontier."--Jacket.

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