Susan Armitage is Claudius O. and Mary Johnson Distinguished Professor of History at Washington State University and Director of the Center for Columbia River History. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science). An authority on women in the U.S. West, she is the co-editor of The Women’s West (1987), So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier (1990) and Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women’s West. Armitage is the is a co-author of the U.S. history textbook, Out of Many (Prentice Hall) and from 1995 to 2003 she edited Frontiers: A Journal of Women’s Studies.
Born in Colorado Springs in 1902, Ruth Cave began her notable career in unpromising circumstances. Her parents were divorced before she was born, and her mother died when she was 11, leaving Ruth and her sister Dorothy in the care of her 60 year old … Read MoreRuth Cave Flowers (1902-1980)