This fifth volume of the History of the Prairie West Series contains a broad range of articles spanning the 1870s to the present and examines the mostly unexplored place of women in the history of the Canada's Prairie Provinces. From Spinsters Need Not Apply to Negotiating Sex: Gender in the Ukrainian Bloc Settlement, women's roles in politics, law, agriculture, labour, and journalism are explored to reveal a complex portrait of women struggling to find safety, have careers, raise children, and be themselves in an often harsh environment. Launched in 2008, the History of the Prairie West Series is comprised of the very best historical articles previously published in the scholarly journal Prairie Forum .
Wendee Kubik is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Regina. Her research interests focus on farm women, women's health, aboriginal women, women and work, gender analysis, changing gender roles, participatory action research, and global health issues.