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Covered Wagon Women Volume 3

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The wagon trains to California greatly decreased in 1851 as reports of deadly cholera on the trail the year before and strikeouts in gold prospecting became known. Those who did go west—about 2,160 men and 1,440 women—tended toward Oregon's rich Willamette Valley because of a new federal land law that awarded a husband and wife a full section.

Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Women contains the diaries and letters of six Oregon-bound women, as well as the journal of an English Mormon woman who described her experience all the way from Liverpool to Salt Lake City. The words of these pioneer women convey their exhilaration, courage, exhaustion, and terror in traveling so far into the unknown.

Synopsis:

Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Women contains the diaries and letters of six Oregon-bound women, as well as the journal of an English Mormon woman who described her experience all the way from Liverpool to Salt Lake City. The words of these pioneer women conveys their exhilaration, courage, exhaustion, and terror in traveling so far into the unknown.

About the Author

Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources.

Lillian Schlissel is the author of Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey. She is a professor of English and director of the American Studies program at Brooklyn College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272873
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Introduction:
Armitage, Susan H.
Introduction by:
Armitage, Susan M.
Introduction:
Armitage, Susan M.
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Compiled by:
Holmes, Kenneth
Compiled:
Holmes, Kenneth
Author:
Armitage, Susan
Author:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Compiled:
Holmes, Kenneth
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Covered Wagon Women
Series Volume:
0003
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus.
Pages:
291
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.7 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Volume 3 of Covered Wagon Women contains the diaries and letters of six Oregon-bound women, as well as the journal of an English Mormon woman who described her experience all the way from Liverpool to Salt Lake City. The words of these pioneer women conveys their exhilaration, courage, exhaustion, and terror in traveling so far into the unknown.
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