COVERED WAGON WOMEN VOLUME 1 DIARIES AND LETTERS FROM THE WESTERN TRAILS 1840 1849

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Covered Wagon Women 1850

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 080327274X
Genre : History
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The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.
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Covered Wagon Women

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 0803272774
Genre : History
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Offers the writings and recollections of thirteen Anglo women who traveled to the American West in the 1840s, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era.
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Covered Wagon Women

Author : David Duniway
ISBN : 0870621858
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Covered Wagon Women 1853 1854

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 0803272952
Genre : History
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“We traveled this forenoon over the roughest and most desolate piece of ground that was ever made,” wrote Amelia Knight during her 1853 wagon train journey to Oregon. Some of the parties who traveled with Knight were propelled by religious motives. Hannah King, an Englishwoman and Mormon convert, was headed for Salt Lake City. Her cultured, introspective diary touches on the feelings of sensitive people bound together in a stressful undertaking. Celinda Hines and Rachel Taylor were Methodists seeking their new Canaan in Oregon. Also Oregon-bound in 1853 were Sarah (Sally) Perkins, whose minimalist record cuts deep, and Eliza Butler Ground and Margaret Butler Smith, sisters who wrote revealing letters after arriving. Going to California in 1854 were Elizabeth Myrick, who wrote a no-nonsense diary, and the teenage Mary Burrell, whose wit and exuberance prevail.
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Covered Wagon Women 1851

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 087062153X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
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Best Of Covered Wagon Women

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : 0806139145
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Eight firsthand accounts in very different voices tell what life was really like for women traveling in covered wagons by way of overland trails during the westward migration of the nineteenth century and the effects it had on them and their families throughout their journey to a new and unknown world. Original.
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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.
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So Much To Be Done

Author : Ruth Barnes Moynihan
ISBN : 0803282486
Genre : History
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In this new and enlarged edition the editors have built on an already strong collection with four new accounts. Colorado pioneer Augusta Tabor gives a sense of the heady days as Leadville became a major mining center. Abigail Duniway describes the challenges of life for women in the Pacific Northwest. Effie Wiltbank’s short selection is a reminiscence of her grandmother’s “receet” for washing clothes, a chore that epitomizes the practical skill, determination, and common sense required of so many Western women. Apolinaria Lorenzana offers a rare glimpse of the operations of the mission system while illuminating the perils of living with the acquisitive Americans.
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