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Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman (Women in the West)

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Publisher Comments:

"Oh how I do wish I could have a little help in maintaining my home. I shall dread the cold winter so much. I don't have very good success getting employment," wrote Emily French in her diary in 1890. Emily was recently divorced but received no alimony or child support. She worked as a laundress, cleaning woman, and nurse, first in the farming community of Elbert, Colorado, then in the growing city of Denver, the mining town of Dake, and back into Denver.

Emily's diary discloses an example of the desperate lives lived by many. Having enough money and food is a source of constant anxiety, but her deepest fears center on the loss of family and of home. She becomes discouraged but never gives up, recognizes others less fortunate than herself, and always believes things will change. This is a moving work that provides an unusual look into the life of the working poor in the late-nineteenth-century West.

Synopsis:

Emily's diary discloses an example of the desperate lives lived by many. Having enough money and food is a source of constant anxiety, but her deepest fears center on the loss of family and of home.

About the Author

Janet Lecompte, who lives in Colorado Springs, is the author of Pueblo, Hardscrabble, Greenhorn: The Upper Arkansas, 1832-1856 (1978), Rebellion in Rio Arriba, 1837 (1985), and many articles about the Old West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803268616
Editor:
Lecompte, Janet
Author:
Lecompte, Janet
Editor:
LeCompte, Janet
Author:
French, Emily
Author:
LeCompte, Janet
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
Working class women
Subject:
Colorado Social life and customs.
Subject:
Working class women -- Colorado -- Diaries.
Subject:
General History
Subject:
French, Emily - Diaries
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Women in the West
Series Volume:
99-201
Publication Date:
20030331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
166
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.53 lb

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