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Women S Diaries Of The Westward Journey

Author : Lillian Schlissel
ISBN : 9780307803177
Genre : History
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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.
Category: History

Women S Diaries Of The Westward Journey

Author : Lillian Schlissel
ISBN : 9780805211764
Genre : History
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Reissued with a new introduction, a classic account of the experiences of pioneer women who journeyed the Overland Trail between 1840 and 1879 draws on diaries, letters, and personal accounts and considers how their experiences have become a focus of historical, feminist, and cultural study. Reprint.
Category: History

Pioneer Women

Author : Joanna Stratton
ISBN : 9781476753591
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Oregon Trail

Author : Francis Parkman
ISBN : PRNC:32101019095916
Genre : California National Historic Trail
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Category: California National Historic Trail

They Saw The Elephant

Author : JoAnn Levy
ISBN : 9780806189956
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Gold Diggers Silver Miners

Author : Marion S. Goldman
ISBN : 0472063324
Genre : History
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A study of prostitution in 19th-century Virginia City
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800 Years Of Women S Letters

Author : Olga Kenyon
ISBN : 9780752472003
Genre : History
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This inspiring and fascinating book is the first truly comprehensive study of women's letters ever published. Organised by subject matter, and covering a wide range of topics from politics, work and war, to childhood, love and sexual passion. '800 Years of Women's Letter' reveals the depth, breadth and diversity of women's lives through the ages. Here Holoise writes to Abelad of her undying devotion, Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woofl correspond about life and writing, and Queen Victoria complains to Robert Peel about the neglect of Buckingham Palace. Many more women write letters that reveal the compassion, humour, love and tenacity with which they confront the often difficult circumstances of everyday life. This is an intriguing insight, and a rare opportunity to read the real words of real women, in their own intimate language. "No literary form is more revealing, more spontaneous of more individual than a letter." P D James
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Author : Glenda Riley
ISBN : PSU:000022776075
Genre : History
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Written for the general public interested in the pioneer life in Iowa history, this book traces the daily life of an average woman on the American frontier.
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The Western Women S Reader

Author : Lillian Schlissel
ISBN : UOM:39015047730349
Genre : Fiction
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An anthology of stories, memoirs, and history of the American West by western women, including information on each author and her writings.
Category: Fiction

The Prospect Before Her

Author : Olwen Hufton
ISBN : 9780307791948
Genre : History
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Already hailed by English critics as "one of the most important works of history to be published since the Second World War, " Olwen Hufton's fascinating and brilliantly learned study begins, in this first of two volumes, with a wide ranging exploration of women's fate in Western Europe from medieval times to the early modern age. of illustrations. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History