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In their simplicity is their poignancy. On August 7, 1865, Mary Louisa Black noted in her journal that they were and#8220;nooning on a nice stream in a valey in the mountains.and#8221; A day later she observed that one of the men in the overland expedition had and#8220;buried an infant here yesterdayand#8212;still born.and#8221; One can only imagine her emotional turmoiland#8212;she had buried her own daughter three months earlier, just as she and her husband set out for Oregon.
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While each diarist and letter-writer had her personal joys and sorrows, collectively these invaluable accounts demonstrate the passion and courage of these nineteenth-century pioneering women who led and followed their families into the West, pursuing dreams of better economic or social situations. One can only marvel at their ability to persevere under conditions that sent many scurrying back home to the East.

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.
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An associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Sherry L. Smith is the author of The View from Officersand#8217; Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803272989
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Editor:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedri
Translator:
Simson, Frances H.
Editor:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Editor:
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedri
Author:
Holmes, Kenneth L.
Author:
Smith, Sherry L.
Author:
Duniway, David
Translator:
Simson, Frances H.
Publisher:
Bison Books
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Covered Wagon Women
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.65 lb

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