Carolyn Ross Johnston

Cherokee Women in Crisis: Trail of Tears, Civil War, and Allotment, 1838-1907

"Few people have a better command of women's and gender history. With this volume, Johnston makes a major contribution to our understanding of how gender roles changed in response to three specific historical crises."
–Theda Perdue, author of Cherokee Women: Gender and Culture Change, 1700-1835

Selected Works

nonfiction
Voices of Cherokee Women recounts how Cherokee women went from having equality within the tribe to losing much of their political and economic power in the 19th century to regaining power in the 20th, as Joyce Dugan and Wilma Mankiller became the first female chiefs of the Cherokee Nation. The book's publication is timed for the commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears in October 2013.
Nonfiction
The compelling story of a unit of black Buffalo Soldiers and their white commanders fighting on the Italian front during World War II.
The engaging book captures the radical nature of Jack London's work and activism for the socialist movement.
"An engrossing and deeply textured contribution to Native American history which moves the field in fresh and exciting directions."
–Steven Mintz
This book explores critical questions concerning American women's sexual lives.

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