Wendy Voorsanger’s new e-book, “Prospects of a Lady,” highlights how girls have been key in constructing the West.
Voorsanger joined ABC7 Information for an interview on Monday.
She defined how the depth of her analysis behind her e-book uncovered many ladies who have been essential to growing the State of California within the 1800s.
These girls weren’t the “damsels in misery” that they’re typically portrayed to be, Voorsnager explains.
Slightly, they have been daring and courageous, and performed pivotal roles in not solely the California Gold Rush, however in constructing the West as an entire.
A contributing issue, Voorsanger explains, was that even again then, California was one of many extra progressive states.
Girls have been allowed to personal and promote property in their very own names, and file for divorce and nonetheless hold custody of their kids, amongst different issues girls could not do in different states on the time.
The heroin of “Prospects of a Girls” makes use of these legal guidelines to her benefit in her journey all through the e-book.
Watch the video within the participant above to observe the total interview.
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