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Thoughtfully re-edited with the student reader in mind and featuring expanded coverage of women in the military, women's healthcare, divorce, and women of colour - especially Spanish speaking, American Indian, African American, and Asian American - this well-balanced interpretive account of women's experiences as they shaped and were shaped by American history resounds as a remarkable feat of insight and inclusion.
Glenda Riley is Alexander M. Bracken Professor of HistoryEmeritus at Ball State University. Formerly, she was professor ofhistory and director of the Women's Studies Program at theUniversity of Northern Iowa. Professor Riley has also served asvisiting endowed professor at University College, Dublin; MarquetteUniversity; and Mesa State College, In addition to authoring foureditions of Inventing the American Women, Professor Riley haswritten The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley (1994), A Place toGrow: Women in the American West (1992), Divorce: An AmericanTradition (1991), The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Womenon the Prairie and Plains (1988), Women and Indians on theFrontier, 1825-1915 (1984), Frontierswomen: The Iowa Experience(1981; 2d ed., 1994), Women and Nature: Saving the"Wild" West (1999), Taking Land, Breaking Land: WomenColonizing the American West and Kenya, 1840-1940 (2003), andConfronting Race: Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1815-1915(2004), as ell as numerous published articles, reviews, andchapters in edited volumes. Professor Riley now lives on a horseranch in historic Lincoln County, New Mexico, and is a member ofsuch organizations as the Lincoln County Historical Society and theLincoln County Sheriff's Posse.