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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9781324020875, 1324020873
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Published
New York : W.W. Norton and Company, [2023].
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Book
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xv, 172 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781324020875, 1324020873

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A National Book Award-winning, New York Times best-selling 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 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 also brings new context to misunderstood icons like Sakakawea and Pocahontas, and to under-appreciated figures like Gertrude Bonin, Dolores Huerta and Grace Lee Boggs. For the girls at the center of this book, woods, rivers, ball courts and streets provided not just escape from degrees of servitude but also space to envision new spheres of action. 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.

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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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