With Rifle and Petticoat : Women as Big Game Hunters, 1880-1940
The image that comes to mind when you think of big game hunters is of African safaris with men carrying enormous guns hunting exotic game. But there were women on those trips as well, and not just the trips to Africa, and they were often as successful at the hunt as the men. Women such as Lady Florence Dixie, Agnes Herbert, Osa Johnson, Grace Gallatin Seton, and Gladys Harriman hunted so well, they made names for themselves and wrote of their adventures. Divided into chapters detailing a specific time period, region hunted or individual woman, With Rifle and Petticoat explores the interesting women who hunted a variety of big game animals around the world.
- Hardback | 200 pages
- 151.4 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 476.28g
- 01 Oct 2002
- Derrydale Press
- Missoula, United States
Amazingly, this book by Ken Czech is the first to deal specifically with woman as big game hunters and authors of big game hunting books. As you will see, their accomplishments in the hunting field have been substantial. -- Ellen Enzler, Herring from the foreword Guns and Gear It's not unusual these days to see women hunting deer or other big or small game. But, of course, it hasn't always been so. Czech, a history professor and antiquarian booksller from St. Cloud, writes about the early women who hunted big game, usually with their husbands and often on safaris in Africa. As Czech writes, the story of women as big-game hunters is virtually unknown. Until now. Star Tribune Mn With Rifle and Petticoat is a not-to-be-missed read as you share adventures, misadventures and emotions of these intrepid women huners. -- Linda Hoff Women's Outlook After closing the back cover of With Rifle and Petticoat, hunters of this century will take pride inthe moxie of the women before them who blazed now forgotten trails into the sport of hunting. -- Marilyn Stone Women In The Outdoors We had known from the very first that our men regarded the feminine part of our expedition very much in the light of an American dine show... Why talk to them of our experiences_ days with rhino, lion, leopard. It akways seems to me that when anything you have done in the past looms very large and splendid in your eyes, it argues that you have not accomplished much today. -- Agnes Hebert, author of Two Dianas in Alaska Guns and Gears Many modern women rightly pride themselves on their savvy in the field. Yet this book, an enjoyable excursion down darkening roads into a past we have largely forgotten, reminds us that in some senses there is nothing new in the world. -- Cindy Ross Women In The Outdoors
About Kenneth Czech
Kenneth Czech is a history professor at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. His previous books include Snapshot: America Discovers the Camera, and An Annotated Bibliography of African Big Game Hunting Books, 1780-1950. He has also contributed to numerous journals and magazines. He is also an antiquarian book dealer specializing in sporting books.