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Jane Little Botkin


Jane Little Botkin turned to historical investigation and writing upon her teacher retirement. Now she melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of western women, labor radicals, miners, lawmen and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West. Though a Texas native, her family’s roots are entwined around Colorado and Arizona mining camps. She is the author of "Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family," which won five awards, including two Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and the Caroline Bancroft History Prize. Little Botkin's newest release, "The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids," is about a young woman who attempts to orchestrate a domestic mutiny against Denver’s elitist Capitol Hill women. Little Botkin's own grandmother was such a servant in Boulder in 1916. She is currently working on the biographies of Hank Boedeker: Lawman, Marksman, and Friend of Butch Cassidy, and Mary Ann Goodnight, the savior of the southern American bison herd.

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Books:
The Girl Who Dared to Defy
Jane Street and the Rebel Maids of Denver
History / Biography
University of Oklahoma Press
January 2021
ISBN 9780806168494
Hardcover, 336 pages

Frank Little and the IWW
The Blood That Stained an American Family
History / Biography
University of Oklahoma Press
April 2019
ISBN 9780806163079
488 pages

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