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The Resource Shaping the public good : women making history in the Pacific Northwest, Sue Armitage

Shaping the public good : women making history in the Pacific Northwest, Sue Armitage

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Shaping the public good : women making history in the Pacific Northwest
Title
Shaping the public good
Title remainder
women making history in the Pacific Northwest
Statement of responsibility
Sue Armitage
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Carved into a rock overlooking the Columbia River stands the arresting image of Tsagaglalal, or "She Who Watches," an ancient female chief. As the Wishram people recount, when men replaced women in positions of power, Tsagaglalal was turned to stone by Coyote so that she could forever guide her community and guard its development. Using the story of She Who Watches as her guide, Armitage shows that even though women were barred from positions of public authority until recently, they have always worked quietly and informally to assure the stability and security of their families and communities. Women's community-building and cooperative skills have been decisive in developing the societies of the Pacific Northwest--Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, and British Columbia. Like She Who Watches, women have never been mere observers, but watchful guardians and active shapers of the public good. Drawing on her three decades of research and teaching and based on hundreds of secondary sources, Armitage's account explores the varied ways in which, beginning in the earliest times and continuing to the present, women of all races and ethnicities have made the history of our region. An accessible introduction for general readers and scholars alike, Shaping the Public Good restores a missing piece of Pacific Northwest history by demonstrating the part that women--"the famous, the forgotten, and all the women in between"--have always played in establishing their families and building communities. "--
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1937-
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Armitage, Susan H.
Dewey number
305.409795
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1438.A19
LC item number
A76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Northwest, Pacific
  • Women
  • Pacific Northwest
Label
Shaping the public good : women making history in the Pacific Northwest, Sue Armitage
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907651567
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780870718168
Lccn
2015030645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651567
Label
Shaping the public good : women making history in the Pacific Northwest, Sue Armitage
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
907651567
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780870718168
Lccn
2015030645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)907651567

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