Annie Oakley is perhaps the best recognized, but little know personalities that came out of the American West. Her life story is one which is enmeshed deeply into the fabric of the American character. However it was not a cookie cutter life. Oakley defied social norms and cultural mores and expectations of her time while also being an exemplar of American Victorian womanhood. Oakley’s life provides an insight to a time of transition and upheaval in the nation that is both uniquely American and individual at the same time.
R. Casey Davis is currently a Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Managers and Designer/Developer for Flip Switch, Inc. Prior to this he taught Science, Social Studies, English, and Journalism, and was the Secondary Advanced Academics Facilitatory for Temple ISD for three years before returning to the classroom full time. He is currently working on his M.A. in American History through American Public University. He has a B.S. in History from Texas Woman’s University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston – Victoria. Mr. Davis is as contract writer for a variety of academic publishers.