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A Black Woman's West|Michael K. Johnson
A Black Woman's West : Life of Rose B. Gordon
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Born in the Barker mining district of central Montana Territory, Rose Beatrice Gordon (1883-1968) was the daughter of an African American chef and an emancipated slave who migrated to the West in the early 1880s. This book tells the story of the Gordon family--John, Anna, Robert, Rose, John Francis Jr., George, and Taylor--and pays tribute to Rose, who lived most of her life in White Sulphur Springs. In her youth, Rose excelled academically and distinguished herself as a musical performer. As an adult, she established her economic independence as a restaurant owner, massage therapist, and caregiver. She also made a place for herself in the public sphere through letters to the editor and eventually through a regular newspaper column for the Meagher County News--a remarkable undertaking at a time when Black women in America were largely denied a public voice. As a Black woman in the West, Gordon's life was ordinary in terms of its day-to-day struggles but extraordinary in its sum.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781940527970
  • ISBN-10: 194052797X
  • Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press
  • Publish Date: May 2022
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds
  • Page Count: 240

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