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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier (Images of America)

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Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of women who lived on the frontier.

The authors portray a wide variety of women, from those who found liberty and confidence in undertaking "mens work" to those who felt burdened by the wind, the weather, and the struggle of frontier life.

Synopsis:

"This 'patchwork' of women's words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly. Just as a quilt is made up of many small pieces, this book is based on a multitude of individual stories and a rich range of source material".--Susan Armitage. coeditor of "The Women's West". 175 illustrations.

About the Author

Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith began their collaborative work in women's history and biography in Bozeman, Montana. In the intervening years they have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, they have given presentations and workshops across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House.

Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith began their collaborative work in women's history and biography in Bozeman, Montana. In the intervening years they have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, they have given presentations and workshops across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806130545
Author:
Peavy, Linda
Author:
Smith, Ursula
Author:
Smith, Ursula
Author:
Peavy
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Oklahoma paperbacks ed.
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
175 duotones
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.3 in 1.35 lb

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"Synopsis" by , "This 'patchwork' of women's words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly. Just as a quilt is made up of many small pieces, this book is based on a multitude of individual stories and a rich range of source material".--Susan Armitage. coeditor of "The Women's West". 175 illustrations.
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