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Author Brunner, Laura White, 1899-1973 author.

Title Cliffs and challenges : a young woman explores Yosemite, 1915-1917 / Laura White Brunner ; edited with an introduction by Jared N. Champion.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2019]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  979.447 B836Bb 2019    ---  Available
Description 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Summary "Cliffs and Challenges is a memoir by Laura White Brunner, who worked and hiked extensively in Yosemite as a teenager in the 1910s. Young and fearless, Brunner defied typical expectations for women at the time to explore the Yosemite backcountry, including hiking barefoot when she couldn't find hiking boots that fit and pinning her skirts when she wasn't allowed to hike in pants. The manuscript includes a largely complete section on the summer of 1915 and more shaggy sections on the summer of 1917 and what Brunner calls 'the interlude' between the two. Although Brunner was an engaging writer and she attempted to have the manuscript published, it languished and eventually came to rest in the Yosemite archives. Jared Champion has given the manuscript a light edit and provides an introduction that covers Brunner's biography, the story of the manuscript and its journey to publication, and some scholarly context on environmental, labor, and gender history. The manuscript is illustrated by historic photos, including several taken by Brunner herself"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Cliffs and challenges -- Yosemite 1915 -- The interlude -- Yosemite 1917.
Subject Brunner, Laura White, 1899-1973.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Description and travel.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Environmental conditions -- History -- 20th century.
Young women -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- Biography.
Hikers -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- Biography.
Hotel cleaning personnel -- California -- Yosemite National Park -- Biography.
Yosemite National Park (Calif.) -- Biography.
Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00901476
Hikers. (OCoLC)fst01743254
Hotel cleaning personnel. (OCoLC)fst00961730
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Young women. (OCoLC)fst01183301
California -- Yosemite National Park. (OCoLC)fst01308988
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Champion, Jared N., editor, writer of introduction.
ISBN 9780700627974 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700627981 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780700627998 (ebook)

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