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Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane

Jones, Karen C. (2020) Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane. Yale University Press, 314 pp. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:81372)

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Abstract

Martha Jane Canary, popularly known as Calamity Jane, was the pistol-packing, rootin’ tootin’ “lady wildcat” of the American West. Brave and resourceful, she held her own with the men of America’s most colorful era and became a celebrity both in her own right and through her association with the likes of Wild Bill Hickok and Buffalo Bill Cody.

In this engaging account, Karen Jones takes a fresh look at the story of this iconic frontierswoman. She pieces together what is known of Canary’s life and shows how a rough and itinerant lifestyle paved the way for the scattergun, alcohol-fueled heroics that dominated Canary’s career. Spanning Canary’s rise from humble origins to her role as “heroine of the plains” and the embellishment of her image over subsequent decades, Jones shows her to be feisty, eccentric, transgressive—and very much complicit in the making of the myth that was Calamity Jane.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 26 May 2020 09:52 UTC
Last Modified: 26 May 2020 09:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/81372 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Jones, Karen C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0851-8341
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