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Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey

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More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the Westering experiences of American women are equally central to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier.

Through the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of women who participated in this migration, Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey gives us primary source material on the lives of these women, who kept campfires burning with buffalo chips and dried weeds, gave birth to and cared for children along primitive and dangerous roads, drove teams of oxen, picked berries, milked cows, and cooked meals in the middle of a wilderness that was a far cry from the homes they had left back east. Still (and often under the disapproving eyes of their husbands) they found time to write brave letters home or to jot a few weary lines at night into the diaries that continue to enthrall us.

In her new foreword, Professor Mary Clearman Blew explores the enduring fascination with this subject among both historians and the general public, and places Schlissels groundbreaking work into an intriguing historical and cultural context.

Synopsis:

An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-265) and index.

About the Author

Lillian Schlissel is Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College. She is the coeditor of Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey and of The Western Womens Reader. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805210040
Author:
Schlissel, Lillian
Publisher:
Schocken
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Overland journeys to the pacific
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) History 1860-1890 Sources.
Subject:
West (U.S.) History 1848-1950 Sources.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Expanded ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Studies in the life of women
Series Volume:
119
Publication Date:
20040706
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.99x6.03x.77 in. .86 lbs.

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» History and Social Science » Americana » Frontier Life
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» History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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