Jane Little Botkin

Look for Updates on Boedeker: Wyoming Lawman and Friend of Butch Cassidy

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The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, to be released late 2020 or early 2021.
Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

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Home from the Western Writers of America Conference

Home from the Western Writers of America Conference. For my friends and family who have no idea what this entails–most of you, let me explain briefly! This is the premiere organization that supports Western authors (all stripes), historians, screen-play writers, song writers, poets, and by extension, producers and actors who benefit from the work that the writers…

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In Remembrance of the Ludlow Massacre, 1914

I found that Frank Little, subject of my first book Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family, often spoke of Ludlow in his last years. His final words regarding the Colorado coal miners’ tent colony were on July 20, 1917, during a fiery speech at Finn Hall in Butte, Montana. Immigrant women…

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Growing up with ASARCO, EL Paso, TX

The University of Oklahoma Press recently released a new book that certainly caught my attention. Copper Stain, by Elaine Hampton and Cynthia C. Ontiveros, should be an excellent read. I was raised on El Paso’s northeast side but moved near ASARCO (the west side) after I turned 18. The smelter’s community plays a small role in my book Frank…