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Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier

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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.

Synopsis:

Never before has there been such a detailed portrait of women's courage. Here are the stories of wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders and circuit riders. And their recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, Indian raids, cowboy shootouts, blizzards and more. Photos.

Synopsis:

From a rediscovered collection of priceless autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of pioneer women, Joanna Stratton has made a remarkable and widely celebrated book. 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" (New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

About the Author

Joanna L. Stratton was born and raised in Washington, DC, but considers Kansas and her family there as her second home. She began her work on Pioneer Women while attending Harvard College, from which she graduated with honors in 1976. She is currently pursuing graduate studies at Stanford University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

Foreword

PART ONE

1. To the Stars Through the Wilderness: The Journey

2. Homes of Puncheon, Homes of Sod: The Settlement

3. Aprons and Plows: Daily Life on the Prairie

PART TWO

4. Days of Valor: Fighting the Wild

5. Days of Darkness: Fighting the Elements

6. The Clashing of Cultures: Indians

PART THREE

7. A Social People

8. A Prairie Childhood

9. Classrooms and Schoolmarms

10. The Frontier Church

PART FOUR

11. The Frontier Town

12. The Cow Town

13. The Immigrant Community: Victoria

PART FIVE

14. The Wounds of War

15. The Woman Crusaders: Temperance and Suffrage

Appendix: Guide to the Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671447489
Designed:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Designed by:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Designed:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Stratton, Joanna
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Kansas.
Subject:
Women pioneers -- Kansas -- History.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Subject:
pioneer; women s history; oral history; women s oral history; women in kansas; women in midwest; women pioneers; female pioneers; female oral history; kansas oral history; midwest oral history; pioneer oral history; pioneer history; american history; kans
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
85-585
Publication Date:
19820931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 13.51 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Never before has there been such a detailed portrait of women's courage. Here are the stories of wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders and circuit riders. And their recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, Indian raids, cowboy shootouts, blizzards and more. Photos.
"Synopsis" by ,

From a rediscovered collection of priceless autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of pioneer women, Joanna Stratton has made a remarkable and widely celebrated book. 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" (New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

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