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SunLit Interview: In the tale of a union trailblazer, Jane Little Botkin found a story that still resonates

Jane Little Botkin turned to historical investigation and writing upon her 2008 retirement from teaching.  Now she melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of women, labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with the history of the West. Though a Texas native, her family’s roots are entwined with Colorado’s mining camps. She is […]

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SunLit Excerpt: “The Girl Who Dared to Defy” galvanized Denver’s domestic mutiny

Editor’s note: The following is a shorter version of the chapter that appears in the book. CHAPTER FOUR Fiery, Little Jane Street “The melodrama, ‘Woman Against Woman, or How the Mistress Lost the Maid’ is going full blast.” ― Frances Wayne, Denver Post, March 20, 1916 The two eggs lay side by side in a […]