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Wagon Train Sisters

Author : Shirley Kennedy
ISBN : 9781601835932
Genre : Fiction
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After the death of her abusive husband, Sarah Gregg is free to join her family along with thousands of others in the nation’s westward march for gold. But in the middle of the hard journey, Sarah’s younger sister, Florrie, disappears. Devastated by the family’s failed attempts to find her missing sister, Sarah now wants only to settle into a quiet, uneventful life when she reaches California . . . But Jack McCoy, a drifter and one-time gambler riding along their wagon train, sees so much more for Sarah. In the roaring mining town of Gold Creek his attentive persistence points Sarah toward new vistas. Then unexpected news of Florrie arrives—and it’s worse than anyone expected. But driven by a new hopefulness, Sarah seeks help from Jack, despite his troubled past. The two have traveled a rough road together, and only their hearts can tell them where they are headed . . .
Category: Fiction

Across God S Frontiers

Author : Anne M. Butler
ISBN : 9780807837542
Genre : History
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Roman Catholic sisters first traveled to the American West as providers of social services, education, and medical assistance. In Across God's Frontiers, Anne M. Butler traces the ways in which sisters challenged and reconfigured contemporary ideas about women, work, religion, and the West; moreover, she demonstrates how religious life became a vehicle for increasing women's agency and power. Moving to the West introduced significant changes for these women, including public employment and thoroughly unconventional monastic lives. As nuns and sisters adjusted to new circumstances and immersed themselves in rugged environments, Butler argues, the West shaped them; and through their labors and charities, the sisters in turn shaped the West. These female religious pioneers built institutions, brokered relationships between Indigenous peoples and encroaching settlers, and undertook varied occupations, often without organized funding or direct support from the church hierarchy. A comprehensive history of Roman Catholic nuns and sisters in the American West, Across God's Frontiers reveals Catholic sisters as dynamic and creative architects of civic and religious institutions in western communities.
Category: History

Soldier Sister Spy Scout

Author : Chris Enss
ISBN : 9781493023400
Genre : History
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From the earliest days of the western frontier, women heeded the call to go west along with their husbands, sweethearts, and parents. Many of these women were attached to the army camps and outposts that dotted the prairies. Some were active participants in the skirmishes and battles that took place in the western territories. Each of these women-wives, mothers, daughters, laundresses, soldiers, and shamans-risked their lives in unsettled lands, facing such challenges as bearing children in primitive conditions and defying military orders in an effort to save innocent people. Soldier, Sister, Spy, Scout tells the story of twelve such brave women-Buffalo Soldiers, scouts, interpreters, nurses, and others-who served their country in the early frontier. These heroic women displayed a depth of courage and physical bravery not found in many men of the time. Their remarkable commitment and willingness to throw off the constraints of nineteenth-century conventions helped build the west for generations to come.
Category: History

Frontier Women Who Helped Shape The American West

Author : Ryan P. Randolph
ISBN : 0823962970
Genre : History
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Describes the lives of some women who became known during the western expansion in nineteenth century America.
Category: History

Settlers Of The American West

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9780786497355
Genre : History
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Depictions of the American west in literature, art and film perpetuate romantic stereotypes of the pioneers--the gold-crazed '49er, the intrepid sodbuster. While ennobling the woodsman, the farmwife and the lawman, this tunnel vision of American history has shortchanged the whaler, the assayer, the innkeeper and the inventor. The westward advance of the trailblazers created demand for a gamut of unsung adventurers--surveyors, financiers, politicians, surgeons, entertainers, grocers and midwives--who built communities and businesses in the wilderness amid clashes with Indians, epidemics, floods, droughts and outlawry. Chronicling the worthy deeds, ethnicities, languages and lifestyles of ordinary people who survived a stirring period in American history, this volume provides biographical information for hundreds of individual pioneers on the North American frontier, from the Mississippi River Valley as far west as Alaska. Appendices list pioneers by state or country of departure, destination, ethnicity, religion and occupation. A chronology of pioneer achievements places them in perspective.
Category: History

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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

What Do I Read Next

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ISBN : IND:30000053476374
Genre : Fiction genres
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Path Of Thorns

Author : Jacob J. Neufeld
ISBN : 9781442664418
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Under Bolshevik and Nazi rule, nearly one-third of all Soviet Mennonites – including more than half of all adult men – perished, while a large number were exiled to the east and the north by the Soviet secret police (NKVD). Others fled westward on long treks, seeking refuge in Germany during the Second World War. However, at war’s end, the majority of the USSR refugees living in Germany were sent to the Soviet Gulag, where many died. Paths of Thorns is the story of Jacob Abramovich Neufeld (1895–1960), a prominent Soviet Mennonite leader and writer, as well as one of these Mennonites sent to the Gulag. Consisting of three parts – a Gulag memoir, a memoir-history, and a long letter from Neufeld to his wife – this volume mirrors the life and suffering of Neufeld’s generation of Soviet Mennonites. In the words of editor and translator Harvey L. Dyck, “Neufeld’s writings elevate a simple story of terror and survival into a remarkable chronicle and analysis of the cataclysm that swept away his small but significant ethno-religious community.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.
Category: History

Unequal Sisters

Author : Ellen Carol DuBois
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173026616336
Genre : African American women
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A collection of essays exploring subjects pertaining to women's history, this book considers issues such as waged work, family life, political activism, community building and sexual difference from a multi-cultural perspective.
Category: African American women

Western And Frontier Film And Television Credits 1903 1995 Section I Actors And Actresses Section Ii Directors Producers And Writers

Author : Harris M. Lentz
ISBN : 0786402172
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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This exhaustive reference provides a comprehensive accounting, covering more than nine decades, of Western and frontier movies and television shows, and the creative talents who brought them to life. Part I is a full listing of Western and frontier credits for actors and actresses, with year of production and role played, and a listing of television credits in the genre, giving the series title, episode title, original air date, and role played. Birth dates (and death dates when appropriate) are given for each performer. Part II gives directors, producers, screenwriters, and original authors, along with the Western films they were involved in. Part III is an alphabetical listing of films, including silents, serials, and made-for-television features, with date and country of release, alternate titles, and the cast and production credits. The final section is a television listing, providing series title, original air date and cast and credits. This film book is published as a set of two volumes. Replacement volumes can be obtained individually under ISBN 0-7864-0217-2 (for Volume 1) and ISBN 0-7864-0218-0 (for Volume 2).
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Wagon Train Proposal

Author : Renee Ryan
ISBN : 9781460383155
Genre : Fiction
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For the Sake of His Children A marriage of convenience? Rachel Hewitt couldn't possibly accept. Not even for the sake of three adorable little girls who desperately want a new mother. Sheriff Tristan McCullough offers Rachel a home and family, but not the one thing she truly seeks—someone to love her for herself. Tristan McCullough hoped to find a wife on the wagon train, not a nanny. The hardworking widower wants a marriage without emotional risks. But independent Rachel intrigues him. One minute she's winning over his shy little girls, and the next she's tackling danger head-on. She might just be Tristan's unexpected second chance at happiness…if he'll risk his wary heart again. Journey West: Romance and adventure await three siblings on the Oregon Trail
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Covered Wagon Women

Author : Kenneth L. Holmes
ISBN : UCSC:32106015555045
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.
Category: History

One Woman S West

Author : Martha Gay Masterson
ISBN : UOM:39015049495644
Genre : History
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Pioneers -- Northwest, women pioneers.
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An Encyclopedia Of Women Artists Of The American West

Author : Phil Kovinick
ISBN : UOM:39015047060572
Genre : Art
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This encyclopedia is a biographical dictionary of some 1,000 women artists of the American West. The product of a twenty-year, coast-to-coast research project by authors Phil Kovinick and Marian Yoshiki-Kovinick, it offers accurate, concise introductions to women painters, graphic artists, and sculptors, all of whom achieved recognition as depictors of Western subjects between the 1840s and 1980. Their styles range from representationalism to early modernism, while their works depict everything from bold landscapes and scenes of intensive action to studies of Native Americans, pioneers, ranchers, farmers, wildlife, and flora. Each entry in the encyclopedia features the salient facts of the artist's life and career, with attention to her work with Western subject matter. Many of the entries also contain a selected list of the artist's exhibitions, current locations of her work in public collections, pertinent references, and a black-and-white example of her work. An overview of the history of women in western art complements the biographical entries.
Category: Art

My Checkered Life

Author : Fern L. Henry
ISBN : UCSC:32106017860286
Genre : California
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My Checkered Life is Luzena Stanley Wilson's classic account of her family's 1849 overland journey and life in early California. Fern Henry draws upon her considerable skills as a researcher to bring to light intriguing details, following the Wilson family from their Quaker beginnings in North Carolina, to their experiences in Nevada City, Sacramento, and Vacaville. This compelling story is enriched with narratives of other gold seekers and settlers, and illustrated with rare photographs, documents, and engravings.
Category: California

Sisters Are Cashing In

Author : Marilyn French Hubbard
ISBN : 0399525726
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shows how African-American women can become financially successful entrepreneurs through the use of effective strategies, techniques, and inspiration.
Category: Business & Economics

Conversations With Pioneer Women

Author : Fred Lockley
ISBN : UOM:39015019193617
Genre : Frontier and pioneer life
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Part of the Lockley files at the University of Oregon Library in Eugene, Oregon.
Category: Frontier and pioneer life