The Wild, Wild West: cowboys, shootouts, open prairies & gold mines galore. While this is a common stereotype surrounding the colonial West, there’s much more about this region and period than meets the eye. For thousands of women, living out West meant greater independence, and an opportunity to start anew. Historian and author Winifred Gallagher joins us this week to share how the women of the Old West paved the way for women across the U.S.
- Winifred Gallagher, historian, author, New Women in the Old West.