Jane Little Botkin

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The Pink Dress, Memoirs of a GuyRex Girl

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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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Anniversary of the Everett Massacre

Anniversary of the Everett Massacre

Today is the anniversary of a horrific incident (which seems too mild of a word to use), where innocent men lost their lives at the hands of vigilantes who disagreed idealogically. The Everett Massacre reminds us Americans how we have a capacity to turn thoughtless, ugly, really, when it comes to our divisions. Today, we still have not…

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La Bruja de Calle Piedmont

This morning I had one of those rare moments, reveries really, when I was back in El Paso. Perhaps it’s because today is Halloween, or because I am working on Jane Street family anecdotes, threshing the chaff from tiny story-seeds. I recalled sitting in Dr. John O. West’s American folklore class at the University of…

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The Bindle Stiff

When I was a kid at Halloween in El Paso, Texas, I often resorted to the easiest costume I could put together, short of cutting two holes in a white sheet and trick-or-treating as a ghost. While many of my peers often dressed as beatniks, my friends and I would dress as hoboes. Easy. Ragged…