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Covered Wagon Women Volume 1

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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.

Synopsis:

In 1852 a record number of women helped keep the wagons rolling over the perilous western trails. The fourth volume of Covered Wagon Women is devoted to families headed for California that year. Diaries and letters of six pioneer women describe the rigors en route, trailside celebrations and tragedies, the scourge of cholera, and encounters with the Indians.

Synopsis:

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.

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.
 
Anne M. Butler, a professor of history at Utah State University-Logan, is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West.
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272774
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth
Introduction:
Holmes, Kenneth
Introduction by:
Butler, Anne M.
Introduction:
Butler, Anne M.
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth
Compiled by:
Holmes, Kenneth
Compiled:
Holmes, Kenneth
Author:
Butler, Anne M.
Author:
Holmes, Kenneth
Author:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Compiled:
Holmes, Kenneth
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln, Neb. ;
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Covered Wagon Women
Series Volume:
0001
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., map
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.68 lb

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Product details 280 pages University of Nebraska Press - English 9780803272774 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1852 a record number of women helped keep the wagons rolling over the perilous western trails. The fourth volume of Covered Wagon Women is devoted to families headed for California that year. Diaries and letters of six pioneer women describe the rigors en route, trailside celebrations and tragedies, the scourge of cholera, and encounters with the Indians.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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